"Time to eat!" "Please come sit down!" "Use your spoon, not your hands!" "Stop throwing your plate on the floor!" "You can still eat it even though it's touching the sauce!" "No, you cannot have cereal instead!"
If you were wondering, these are all things I said about 3 hours ago when I was feeding my family dinner. My toddlers make it a team effort to test my patience every time we sit down to eat dinner. Either one kid isn't eating anything at all and is using their favorite excuse, "I don't like it, because I don't like it," or one is screeching because she threw her spoon on the floor and doesn't want you to help her eat her noodles, thank you very much!
Why I even bother sitting down during dinner is beyond me.
If this sounds familiar to you, you might be looking for something (ANYTHING?!) that will make meal times a little more manageable (aside from hiding in the bathroom during the whole thing and coming out when the kids are in bed).
Avanchy makes dishes and utensils that make your life SO MUCH EASIER. Their sustainable materials and innovative design are a bonus, but the fact that these things stay put makes all of my mama dreams come true.
The Avanchy Bamboo Suction Baby Plate with Spoon and Bamboo Suction Bowl with Spoon are the perfect go-to dishes for every meal, and they have enough surface area to let your little one work on getting their spoon in there on their own and scooping up their food.
I am also overjoyed that the Bamboo Suction Baby Plate has sections for different items, because if I have to tell my son that he can still eat his strawberries even though they're touching his sandwich one more time, I will lose my mind. I will LOSE IT!
I also love the Bamboo Utensils 5-Pack, because the spoons are big and chunky and perfect for little baby hands that are trying to figure out the whole utensil thing. Plus the spoon is nice and wide so that they can actually, you know, scoop up food with it.
These dishes are also game changers for traveling or going out to eat with your littles, because I can't tell you the number of times I have had to save a plate from breaking at a restaurant because my kid is sliding it off the table. Oi. The Avanchy Stainless Steel Suction Bowl with Lid is perfect because it's going to stay put on the table or tray where your babe is eating, and the lid even makes it work for packing up goodies before you leave the house! Talk about making things easier for the mama, am I right?