Picky-Eater Solution: Park the Food HereChristine Coppa
I don’t know what it is about my toddler and eating lately. My little guy used to eat salami, avocado slices, roasted chicken, grapes, homemade Mac ‘n Cheese, but these days, he says, “No, I don’t like it. It yucky in my belly.” Just this morning, I was chasing him around the condo with a bowl of Kix (his otherwise fave cereal) like a mad mommy!
I guess I need to make eating fun and engaging–or I’m going to lose my mind obsessing over his calorie intake and whether or not his shorts are fitting loser–are they, are they? Well, some speedy online research revealed an awesome plate and anyone with a kid who loves cars, trucks, buses (things with wheels). Keep reading: Pretty sure a cool picky-eater solution just pulled in! Check out this shiny, stainless steel food platter–it’s shaped like a bus! The five wheels and windows are sunken and the perfect portion size for a toddler tummy. I’m drooling just looking at this thing, thinking about the peas, carrots, mashed potatoes, watermelon cubes and chicken I could fill it with.
I know my son will go bonkers when he sees his yummy food on this cool toy, I mean plate, hee, hee. I could probably convince him the food is gas for the bus, and that he needs to gobble it up, so we can refuel. Even better, “Hurry up and finish, honey, so we can put this bus in the car wash.” (Yep, it’s dishwasher safe + Non-toxic, BPA, Phthalate, PVC and Lead Free.)
$17.99, use it again and again, mysweetmuffin.com
More rad things to try at mealtime:
Check out these awesome toddler cups (ideal for teaching your tot to drink sans spout or straw.)
Put zucchini on Zoocchini.
This tear-off pad of disposable bibs keeps your kiddo clean.
Photo from mysweetmuffin.com