Toddlerhood is a time when everything is new. Not only for the kiddos, but for the parents as well! For me, it’s been new new new every day since the day I found out I was pregnant with twins just over three years ago. It’s been pretty overwhelming, to be honest! So even little things, like using plates for the first time, can be daunting!
It’s as if My Plate-Mate For Kids was invented just for my family. My Plate-Mate is the invention of two innovative moms who wanted to give kids – and parents – a helping hand at mealtime. The My Plate-Mate attaches to any 8 1/2-9-inch plate and serves not only as a barrier to keep food from falling off the plate, but the shape also mimics the “scoop” motion to keep the food on the utensil.
The first time my girls used plates, they were chasing their food right off of them. I could see the frustration in their faces and food was everywhere. So I was very anxious to try out the My Plate-Mate. I made their favorite meal (mac n’ cheese with sneaky butternut squash puree – shhh!). The My Plate-Mate was very easy to attach to the plate. There is this little groove along the inside so even my slightly smaller plates fit and it stayed put. I was so thrilled to see that they were able to scoop up their food with ease. Isn’t it great when a product works just as they say it will? My girls were instant pro’s at eating off a plate. I was more than impressed with the My Plate-Mate!
Given our disastrous first-try with plates, I was relieved to check this skill off the list. The confidence in my girls’ faces was priceless, and I felt confident in myself too…for once I wasn’t the fumbling bumbling mom, worried about trying something new. And it’s all thanks to My Plate-Mate!
The My Plate-Mate is made of FDA-approved plastic that is free of lead, BPA, PVC, or pthalates, and is made in the USA. It comes in three colors – white, blue, and pink. It is top-rack dishwasher safe, and is very lightweight so it’s easily transportable to restaurants or grandma’s house. This confidence-building little gizmo is only $7.95 each, and three for $20.00. One more tidbit of information…there is also a My Plate-Mate for adults with special needs, to help them gain independence during meals as well.
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