When Boo was a baby and we were trying to get her to drink from a sippy cup, it was an absolute nightmare. I found 17 different types of sippy cups in my cupboard when we moved to the farm.
I was not going through that this time.
We have provided G with a sippy cup with his meals from six months old. I am not saying he fed himself in those early days but it was there and I refused to put water in his bottle.
We have tried a couple of brands and I am not going to lie, he hasn’t been overly keen.
Then, Oxo Tot sent us a sippy cup and each child a divided plate (total confirmation that anything Baby G gets, Little Miss Boo has to have so they saved me a battle here).
I didn’t have high hopes about the cup but, if nothing else, it has a really funky design. Well, it was like something clicked when G got this cup. He just picked it up, started drinking, and we have never looked back.
The plates have also been a huge success. I find it really hard to work out portion sizes for both children. These plates do it for you. The two smaller portions are for proteins and carbohydrates and the larger space is for fruits and vegetables.
I have said before that weaning is like one big (messy) buffet and these plates turn every meal into a mini-buffet which really appeals to my children.
Not only that, it is the only plate that G has not hurled from his hugh chair and not because it is heavy or sticks, I put it down to it making him really interested in his meals.
I’d call that a success, wouldn’t you?
This review has really made me address the way I present food to my children. Often, it is the first sight of a dish which will make them decide if they will even try it, let alone eat it all.
Look our in the next few months for some recipe ideas to help tempt little hands and mouths.
We were sent the Oxo Tot meal sets for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.