FunBites: Making Mealtime Fun

Toddlers are picky. I think it’s just ingrained in our DNA that when we’re between the ages of 1 and 5, we’re picky little turds. My almost four year old is beyond picky. The one and only food that she is guaranteed to eat is potatoes: french fries, mashed potatoes, tater tots, potato-filled pierogies and hash browns. That’s it. It’s really hard getting her to try
new foods or to eat anything other than potatoes. I’m guessing (hoping) it’s a normal toddler thing. I set out to find IMG_6803
something to help me get her to eat different kinds of foods and found FunBites. I reached out to FunBites and they were awesome enough to send me one of their Bite-Sized Food Cutter Sets.

FunBites is the first and only food cutter set that creates bite-sized fun for little ones! Each set included a patented curved, little finger safe blade cutter with matching popper (to easily pop the food out). It’s BPA free, dishwasher safe and made in the USA (which we love)! It’s CPSC children’s product compliant, making it safe for little ones 18 months and older. You might have seen FunBites on Shark Tank in 2015, too! I now remember seeing their pitch and thought it was genius!

We were sent Jackie the Dreamer, the orange triangle set. There are several designs available: squares in green or yellow, hearts in pink or red, triangles in orange or blue and limited edition Minions goggles! Once I got the cutter out of the box, I explained to my daugher what exactly it was. I said it cuts food, like sandwiches and fruit, into triangles. She immediately asked for a peanut butter sandwich and I happily obliged (remember, she doesn’t eat much of anything). I washed the cutter and made the sandwich then put the cutter directly onto the sandwich and rocked it back and forth, to make sure each part is cut all the way through. Once rocked enough, IiIMG_6805ned up the popper, pushed it down and popped out the triangles. It was so easy! I placed the triangles on a plate and my little one devoured them. She actually asked for two more triangle sandwiches! What?! She ate every single piece! I will be ordering the other shapes as well to make more creative dishes for her and her little sister once she’s old enough.

 

If you’re looking to spice up mealtime and get your picky eater to actually want to eat, try FunBites and get creative! They’re perfect for kids, parents, grandparents, schools and daycares, anyone who wants to add some fun to mealtime! You can even get your kids to help you in the kitchen and have them create a little masterpiece to eat. I give FunBites a 5 out of 5 stars. The price is right at $9.99, although I think a bundle of two or three cutters at a discounted price would be great to offer.  It’s easy and gets kids to eat. What more could a mom ask for?FullSizeRender (100)

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– Casey

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EZPZ Happy Mat {Review}

 

category-happyI’ll admit it: I’m a Shark Tank addict.

I had no idea that EZPZ was on Shark Tank until I saw their website. They’ve really run this thing from the ground up, which I so admire as a founder of this website!

This idea was totally new to me, and I was pretty excited to try their trays with my (very) messy toddler.

 

My trays arrived quickly, and I was impressed with the sleek design and truly high-end quality of the silicone. The mat is heavy, so even though my toddler had an interest in picking it up, he wasn’t successful.

I quickly chopped up all of his favorite fruits and veggies for lunch, threw them in the tray, and set it down. He loved the compartments and that his food was all separated. The tray didn’t stain, even with the biggest culprits blueberries and blackberries. It has held up so well in the dishwasher, and literally looks brand new each time it’s washed.
The best part for me? When my toddler decides he’s done eating, he usually starts tossing food off of his high chair tray. By utilizing this mat, I can quickly grab the entire thing away from him and he’s left with a clean tray. Win-win for everyone.
The price is a little steep for the product, at $24.99. In all honesty, I’d love to have three of them for those particularly chaotic days when I can’t wash it fast enough. I’d love to see a multi-pack or a price break as the company grows. They also have a mini-mat for high chairs and travel, which I plan on reviewing soon. Overall, a great purchase and I plan to use it daily! Thanks to EZPZ for making my life a little easier!
To buy it, click here:

ezpz Happy Mat – One-piece silicone placemat + plate (Blue)

 

UPDATE!

So, I loved this mat so much that I ended up purchasing the bowl and the mini mat. I have no regrets! I’ve had them both for about a week now, and I can tell you that I’m getting a ton of use out of them.

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The bowl
is ideal for snack time in our home. My son has a toddler table, and I set the bowl down and leave it there most of the day. It suctions to the table, so my son can’t toss the bowl like he does with his standard bowls. I periodically add snacks to it throughout the day, and he loves it! He’s running to his table non-stop to grab a handful of the latest treats. At the end of the day, I simply toss it into the dishwasher to clean it for the next day.

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The mini mat: this is what I really was looking forward to trying. My son still needs the 5 point harness on the highchair, so I wanted a mat that would fit on his tray. Not only did this mat accomplish that, but it has a nice little travel bag for going out to restaurants/travel. It suctioned to his highchair tray, and when he decides he’s done eating I can quickly take it off and dump the contents and toss it into the dishwasher (seriously, what would we do without dishwashers? The thought of not having one gives me anxiety.)

Again, the price point of $19.99 for either the bowl or mat is a little high for the typical consumer, but I can say I’m a total fan of EZPZ now and am using all three of my mats every day that we’re home.

For an EZPZ Bowl:
ezpz Happy Bowl – One-piece silicone placemat + bowl (Lime)

For an EZPZ Mini Mat:
ezpz Mini Mat – One-piece silicone placemat + plate (Coral)

-Katie