Contain the Mealtime Mess

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Contain the Mealtime Mess

It has been a long time since I have had to battle mealtimes with a child, but when I read this list of "Food Rules According to a Toddler" I couldn't help but laugh out loud and relish in the memory. Not only were my kids picky, but they made a MESS! Tossing bowls off of their tray, crying over the ketchup touching the peas...They held true to each of the Ten Commandments listed below. Back in the day what I wouldn't have done for an assortment of colored spoons and a good ol' suction cup! 

At Avanchy, the goal is to provide families with sustainable baby dishes to match their environmentally aware lifestyle. The collection includes baby bowls, baby plates, baby spoons and baby forks, all designed with practicality and safety in mind. Made from organic bamboo they are non-toxic, earth-friendly, BPA, BPS, PVC, Lead, and Phthalate free. They are perfect for daily use.

Avanchy baby feeding bowls and plates feature an innovative Airtight-Lock mechanism with a suction cup. When pressed onto a hard surface, the suction cup stays in place, reducing spills and making meal time considerably less messy and stressful for parents. Genius! The forks and spoons are also made from organic bamboo and the tip is silicone, so your children can safely eat and play with them without hurting their gums.  

Avanchy is committed to reducing waste and promoting sustainability. They designed the entire Avanchy line to be used after your child grows up. The silicone Airtight-Lock mechanism can be removed and the bowls and plates can be used without them, at home or on the go.

Avanchy is doing their part to be kind to the environment and to help parents everywhere contain the mealtime mess!

 

Enjoy this laugh-out-loud article "Food Rules According to a Toddler" by POPSUGAR~ __________________________________________________________________________________ 

Food — perhaps one of the touchiest subjects to the parent of a toddler. One day your kid loves all of the foods, one day they hate certain-shaped foods, and other days they just can't get on board with their plate color, which means the entire meal is ruined. It's an ongoing battle trying to get a toddler to eat regardless of whether they're picky or not — it's just one of those things . . . it's like they make their own rules.

Read through for the food rules — or ten commandments of food, if you will — according to a toddler.

  1. Thou shalt not cut my sandwich into triangles preemptively, even though that's how I always like it. You never know when I'm going to go rogue and want squares.
  2. Thou shalt not dare poke the straw into my juice box. If you do this, I will ask you to get me a fresh one so that I can do it myself, spill it everywhere, and cry about it.
  3. Thou shalt not let anything green touch my other food. I will make you cook me a new meal, and I will throw the green things onto the floor.
  4. Thou shalt not judge my food pairings, no matter how conventionally gross they are. If I want to dip my grapes in mustard, no sensible type of rationalization is going to change my mind. (And I will not tell you that you were right when I then spit the grapes out all over the clean kitchen floor.)
  5. Thou shalt provide me with a snack no matter what time it is, when I've last eaten, or where in the world we are. If you do not have the exact snack that I ask for, when I ask for it, there will be hell to pay in the form of a blood-curdling scream and an on-the-floor, limbs-flying tantrum.
  6. Thou shalt not attempt to hide vegetables inside bites of my macaroni and cheese. I will notice, and I will develop trust issues, thus refusing to eat another bite of anything you prepare for me.
  7. Thou shalt not develop a false sense of security by believing I'll continue to eat my favorite food from day to day. If today's the day I hate pizza — the meal I ate my tiny body's weight in last night — deal with it.
  8. Thou shalt not assume that just because I ask for my milk in the red cup, that I really mean the red cup. I might actually want it in the green cup, but I'm not actually paying attention to you. Basically, read my mind.
  9. Thou shalt accept the fact that if I see something slightly different from usual (read: wrong) with my food — i.e. a burnt corner of my grilled cheese — that the whole meal is ruined. There's no coming back from something like that.
  10. Thou shalt adhere to the binding contract set forward from my birth that any food that sits upon your plate actually belongs to me in every way, shape, and form. Even if it's the exact same meal. Oh, and it doesn't work the other way around, either — my plate is mine, too.

Article credit POPSUGAR

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