Along with the recent Munchkin safety accessories Samuel was able to try out, he also got to try a couple Munchkin feeding accessories, including the Toddler Dip Dish and the new Click Lock Fresh Food Freezer Pops.
Eating has become one of Samuel’s favorite things to do! He went from merely tolerating it when I tried to feed him solids, to getting his plate out of his drawer, bringing it to me, and then leading me by the hand into the kitchen! He also recently showed interest in dipping his food in something before eating (I think this is from watching his daddy eat chips and salsa). So Munchkin’s Toddler Dip Dish seemed right up Samuel’s alley! This dish is a perfect design for a toddler. It has a sloped interior to make it easier for the littles to slide their food up off of the plate, as well as an edgeless design and no-slip base. I especially like the no-slip base. Paired with the no-slip place mats I use, this dish does not slide around at all! It also has a colorful dipping area and it top rack dishwasher safe (Although I personally never put anything plastic in the dishwasher. I hand wash instead).
The other day I prepared a lunch of cut up turkey hot dog, raw cheddar cheese pieces, carrots, and hummus for testing out his new dish. Needless to say, this dish was a hit! Samuel immediately grabbed a carrot and started dipping away. He later dipped his hot dog, and then moved on to simply dipping his fingers. He had a great time! I used this dish again last night. I made mashed cauliflower as a side for dinner and thought the dipping well would be perfect for the cauliflower, and it was! We just might have to get another one of these dishes!
We also tested the Munchkin Child Lock Fresh Food Freezer Pops. The trays are made of BPA free plastic and the two sides can be separated with each side containing four spaces for freezer pops. I like that the trays separate for easy storage, although they do seem to tip over easily when not locked together. Because I had a very ripe banana that needed to be used, I decided to make banana pops. I mashed the banana and mixed it with a little defrosted breast milk (why not!). Then I filled each of the wells with the mixture, inserted the top portions, and put it in the freezer.
I’m sure they were frozen and ready to eat within a couple of hours, but I waited until the next day to pull them out. It was actually a bit hard to get one of the freezer pops out of the tray. But after some serious tugging, I managed to get one. I’ll have to experiment with easier ways to do it. Perhaps running a little warm water across it next time will help. I like the small, easy-to-grip handles. They are the perfect size for Samuel’s little hands. He held on to his freezer pop with no issue! And he loved it! I can see this getting a lot of use once summer is really here. I will prefer to give this to him outside to minimize messes I have to clean off the floor. 🙂
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