Munchkin Feeding Product Review

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Are you a new mum?

Congratulations! 🙂 It’s the most wonderful feeling in the world to become a mother! Enjoy this infant time as it passes by too quick and before you know it your baby is already walking! I really miss newborn smell and the way how my kids used to snuggled into my arms.

Are you going to start weaning your baby soon?

Yay! Super exciting time ahead! This is the most adventurous time for your baby and you will continue to grow together. Have you thought of which type of weaning style to do; traditional purees or baby-led-weaning or both? The latter means that you let your baby takes the lead and he/she eats what you and your family eat just minus the salt and sugar and feed himself/herself. However, I do encoourage you to let them try food with spices as early as possible to become an adventurous eater one day. You will find out at very early stage whether you have a fussy eater or a good eater, but don’t despair I have loads of recipes for fussy eaters which are baby and toddler approved!

Are you looking for new baby or toddler feeding products?

I find that this part of weaning is one of the most fun part for parents, to find cool feeding products. Of course a simple bowl and spoon will do too, but if you can have ergonomic baby utensils, puree spoon squeezer presser, suction bowls and etc. all these products can help to make meal times so much easier and fun…so why not?

Have you already spent too much time looking online for different products?

I know this as I have done the same! Checking all the reviews on each product were super time consuming! Look no more, I have you all covered here! I have reviewed these products thoroughly from puree squeezer for babies 5-6 months up to 360° no spill toddler sippy cup! We are a big Muchkin fan!

Below are 12 products which are suitable from 5-6 months and above. I have linked each product to Munchkin product page and Amazon.co.uk to make it easier for you to place your order. Your are welcome! 😉

Puree Squeezer Presser Spoon

This product is genius!!! I wished I had this when I started weaning my boys!  It’s so easy to use too, simply fill it up with puree, close the spoon and feed or cover the spoon tip with the cap and put it in your diaper bag. It makes weaning so much easier and more fun. Perfect for when you’re out at restaurants, on public transport, flight or in your car.
How many times have you fed your baby when you’re out and made a total mess from spilling and smudging? Yeah I know, I have done the same!

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Product Features:

  • Portable feeding spoon holds 5oz of baby puree
  • Suitable stage 1 and stage 2 weaning. feeding tip easily twists off for filling and cleaning
  • Cap keeps spoon sanitary in your purse or nappy bag
  • Made of squeezable, non-toxic, odour-resistant silicone
  • Stands upright for easy filling

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

Go Mash Food Mashing Set

This masher is perfect to use for mash raw fruits, avocado (not really sure whether it’s a fruti or vegetable) and cooked vegetables, especially when you have moved on to stage 2 weaning.

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Product Features:

  • Mashes a variety of cooked or soft foods
  • Stay-put suction base for one handed mashing and self-feeding
  • Silicone base is also a tight fitting lid
  • All pieces conveniently fit together for easy travel and storage
  • Bowl is microwave safe

BUY ME HERE on Amazone.co.uk

Soft-Tip Infant Spoons (6 Pack)

The best spoon to feed your baby when you have just started to wean. Let your baby hold one to chew on and you one to feed.

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Product Features:

  • Pack of 6 infant spoons
  • Rounded, soft spoon bowls are extremely gentle on baby’s gums
  • Ergonomically-designed handle is comfortable for mum to hold
  • BPA-free
  • Top rack dishwasher-safe
  • Colours and assortments may vary
  • 4+ months

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

Stay-Put Suction Bowls (3 Pack)

Suction bowls are a must if you go for the BLW (baby-led-weaning) style and even during early toddlerhood you will be so thankful that you have these! The way how they just love throwing bowls and utentils during meal times can get VERY messy! Think soup or any liquidy food!

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Product Features:

  • Permanently attached suction bases help prevent messes and spills
  • Comes with 3 bowls
  • Quick-release tabs on each suction base allow for easy parent removal
  • Top rack dishwasher-safe
  • BPA-free
  • 6+ months

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

3 White Hot® Bowls and 2 White Hot®Plates

These matching bowls and plates have such a cool feature! The colour strip turns white when the food is too hot for your kids. How many times have you doubted before serving your kids? We also use them are snack bowls / plates and for fun crafty activities.

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Product Features:

  • Great for toddlers learning to eat hot food, soup, etc.
  • Patented White Hot system – colour strip turns white when food and bowl are too hot
  • Stack neatly for easy storage
  • Microwave safe, freezer safe, top dishwasher safe
  • Ages 6 + months

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

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BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

 

Lil’ Apple Plates – 3 Pack

There is something about the apple shape that attracts kids. My toddlers absolutely love them and told me at one point that I should only serve with these plates! Haha

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Product Features:

  • Three cute apple-shaped plates in fun colours
  • Three separate sections with sloping sides for easy scooping
  • Convenient multi-pack of 3 plates provides great value
  • Plates stack and store neatly
  • BPA-free and top rack dishwasher safe
  • 6+ months

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

 

6 Multi-coloured Forks and Spoons

I highly recommend these forks and spoons for self-feeding toddlers! They have the perfect size for little hands and also the slight curved shape makes it easier to pick the food up. The spoon tip is not too flat which I think is important for toddlers to self-feed.

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Product Features:

  • Designed to aid self feeding
  • Deep spoons to hold more food and make scooping food easier
  • Curved forks are safe and rounded for safety but designed to help transition to cutlery
  • Fun and engaging colours and design
  • Colours and assortments may vary
  • BPA Free
  • 12+ Months

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

 

Miracle® 360° Sippy Cup -10oz/296ml (Pink)

This is the BEST non-spill sippy cup we have had so far and we have been through A LOT! What I mean by non-spill is that it doesn’t leak when in use, the liquid will however run out if you toddler throws it on the floor or banging it on the table.

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Product Features:

  • Toddler cup with dentist recommended spoutless design
  • 360° edge allows drinking from any side of the cup- simply tilt the cup and suck on the valve’s edge.
  • Cup automatically seals when child stops drinking to completely eliminate spills
  • Easy to clean with no extra valves or parts
  • 12+ months
  • 10 oz/ 296ml capacity for water, milk or juice
  • BPA-free & Top rack dishwasher safe

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

Go Bowl™ Silicone Bowl

We love taking this bowl out. I usually put the snack in the bowl, close it with lid, put a string through the hole and tie it to the car seat belt or the buggie belt. This way the bowl will not be lost and it’s easy for my boy to serve himself.

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Product Features:

 

  • 4 1/5″ x 2 1/5″ when expanded
  • Non-toxic silicone bowl
  • Includes lid for storage or use on the go!
  • Collapses flat to save space
  • Easy-grip handle
  • 12+ Months
  • BPA-free
  • Top rack dishwasher-safe

 

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

Go™ Folding Placemat

Use it at home or take it out when eating in a restaurants. Do you feel bad when your toddler mess up the table at the restaurant? I know they can’t help but I also can’t help but feeling embarassed so this placemat has earnt a permanent place in the diaper bag so it’s always there when we need it!

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Product Features:

  • Non-toxic folding silicone placemat
  • Plastic frame helps keep messes on the mat
  • Folds and snaps shut to carry crumbs to the sink
  • Fun character designs
  • BPA-free
  • Top rack dishwasher-safe
  • 4+ months

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

BUY ME HERE on Amazon.co.uk

 

 

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Halloween Spooky Pancake Lollipops / Halloween Lunchbox

Trick or treat! Halloween is almost here…I bet you have been busy pinteresting for ideas this whole month! I have and have seen so many amazing spooky and creepy dishes that I want to make but haven’t managed… because my two busy toddlers don’t let me stand in the kitchen and if I let both of them in then we can pretty much forget about baking! haha
Making pancakes is probably the least stressful thing to do with a 4 years old until mama wanted to decorate them then things got wild! lol.

So, if you are going to a Halloween party and want to bring a simple treat, check this one out! 😉 The kids will go crazy when they see them! 😄 I bet they will love these in their lunchboxes too! My ones did! 🙂

I served them in our new favourite stainless steel Planetbox (lunchbox). There is so much room to fill up with food! I usually have to use two different little lunchboxes and I much prefer stainless steel over plastic. They are easy to wash and eco-friendly. Comes with two sizes of no-spill containers, I’m thinking one for dip and one for yoghurt. I will post a full product review soon, in the meantime check them out http://www.planetbox.com 

Halloween Spooky Pancake Lollipops

Make your choice of pancakes and keep them small. The trick to hold the skewers is to make the pancakes thick. 

What you need

  • skewers or cocktail sticks
  • sugar eye balls
  • different colours of gel icing tubes

Method

  1. Make your pancakes as per usual. I find adding either pumpkin or other thickish ingredients or ricotta cheese helps. 
  2. Let them cool down slightly, then pierce the skewers / cocktail sticks from bottom up.
  3. Decorate the pancakes with gel icing tubes. Voilà!  

Hope your kids will enjoy them as much as my ones did.:)

Kat xx

Pink Lining Notting Hill Tote True Love Changing Bag Product Review

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Who says that changing bags can’t look chic and beautiful?

Becoming a mom doesn’t mean that you have to give up all the beautiful things in life. Yes, our shopping priority will automatically switch to our baby / babies and I pretty much stopped shopping for myself when our first son was born. I was way more excited looking at baby clothes, toys and other baby gadgets at the time. My attitude changed when our second son was born. I wanted to spoil myself and was looking for a changing bag which I could use on a daily basis and not feeling and looking like a mum all time.

My options were;  1) buy a designer handbag and use it as a changing bag or 2) buy a proper changing bag?

  1. A designer handbag could work out but I would miss all the extra pockets inside which is an essential factor when going out with 2 toddlers. However, would I mind if I spill liquid or baby food in a designer handbag? The answer is YES I would so that’s not an option.
  2. Finding a changing bag that I like was more difficult than I had imagine, until I stumbled on Pink Lining on Instagram and I immediately fell in love with their products. I could totally imagining myself walking around with one of their      Notting Hill Tote Changing Bag.

I finally chose a Notting Hill Tote True Love changing bag by Pink Lining and it truly ticked all my boxes!

To all fashion conscious mummies who demand chic and sophisticated looks as well as practicality, look no more, go and check out their beautiful selection here.

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 Product feature:

  1. a pared back exterior of main body fabric
  2. a zip pocket on the front to slip a mobile or cash into
  3. water resistant coated canvas in Pink Lining’s exclusively designed print.
  4. slim shoulder straps for fashion handbag worthy looks, but still practical with integrated stroller straps to clip onto the buggy in the place of a long shoulder strap.
  5. 2x removable insulated bottle holders
  6. 2x nappy pockets
  7. pen holder
  8. key fob
  9. mirror
  10. phone pocket
  11. small zip pocket
  12. padded changing mat
  13. wet zip bag

 

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Product Review of Nom-Nom Kids Reusable Food Pouches

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Three years ago I was looking for reusable food pouches online but couldn’t find any so I opted for one time use food pouches instead. They were great as I could still make my own purees, but fairly costly in the longterm. However, I still preferred to make my own purees rather than buying ready made ones off the shelves. I used to call the shop bought food pouches my boy’s fast food on the go. lol 😄

When we lived in Zürich, Switzerland, (the heart of Europe) we used to travel everywhere by car, feeding a little baby was always a challenge and also meant multiple pit stops. It used to take us hours to reach our final destination! Until I’ve started to use food pouches, we no longer needed to stop to feed our boy as I could just sit next to him and fed him while hubby was driving.

It’s a perfect thing to have with when you’re out with your kids either at play dates, shopping, restaurants, a day at the park or zoo and etc or put one in your kid(s)’s kindergarten / school lunch box (es). No need to find a place to heat up the food.

What I love so much about NomNomKids food pouches is that they come in 2 sizes! I used to wish for a larger pouch and now I have them! 😊

My both boys and myself are completely in love with these NomNomKids food pouches. My little one seems to eat so much better and more with it! 😄

Toddler J said “rah rah lion” and his friends when he saw the motives on the food pouches. I thought it was so cute that he still remembers the Cebeebies children program from last year in Zurich. We used to watch it every day and now we don’t have any British channels anymore. 😟

I have been using these pouches for both toddler J and baby C for a few weeks now and we’re extremely pleased with the quality! With its double zipper side opening I haven’t had any leakage even with smoothies!👍👍👍

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If you are already cooking your own puree for your babies then NomNomKids reusable food pouches are perfect for meals / snack on the go or even to feed at home.
Fill them with your own home made purees, smoothies and yogurts. As opposed to store bought, you give your kids exactly what you want them eat.

These are really perfect for weaning babies as well as nursery, pre-school and school lunch boxes. Reusable pouches are a cost effective and eco friendly way to feed your little ones fresh and healthy food.

Baby C used to eat a lot more from food pouches when he was younger than from a bowl.

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These pouches are fantastic, I especially like the large side opening as it makes it so much easier to fill and clean. Simply use a baby bottle brush and a some washing up liquid to clean.

Product Information

  • BPA Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • PVC Free
  • Freezer Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Extra large side opening – makes it easier to fill & clean
  • Double zip closure – extra strength to prevent leakage
  • Tested to comply with EU Directive 10/2011 (plastic articles intended for food contact).
  • Come in two sizes – 140 ml and 200 ml
    • Safari pouches hold up to140 ml – an ideal portion size for infants and little toddlers
    • Monster pouches have a 200 ml capacity – for pre-school age kids and older

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Bonus Features

  • Cute motives & attractive for kids
  • Good size for little hands & tummy
  • The pouch itself is recyclable

The pouches are also available on amazon.uk , amazon.fr, amazon.es and many more. Click HERE to see more stockist.

http://www.nomnomkids.co.uk

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Product Review of Re-Play Recycled Meal Set

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Aren’t these rainbow colours meal sets beautiful! There are actually twelve colours and white, I just couldn’t fit them all in. 😍

I personally love the white colour (if you call it a colour) of Re-Play recycled meal set, It’s so stylish! Jacob (my toddler son) has been using the set (shown in the picture above) now for about 2 weeks and he really likes it too. He even tells me to put dips or fruits into the small divider and sometimes he would sort the food around before eating. haha! The utensils are just ideal for his little hands. The little snack stack is going with him to kindergarten every day, he new favourite is organic banana chips!

If you don’t know what to get for birthdays, christmas, christening, baby showers just to name a few, this would be a perfect gift! 😉

This 3-in-1 plate has three dividers, a perfect portion for 1) fruits, 2) vegetables and 3) bread, cereal, pasta, rice, meat, fish and poultry.

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Whenever it is kids related stuff I always consider the followings:

  • Safe to use
  • durable and indestructable
  • dishwasher safe
  • stackable
  • stylish (not important but a bonus!)

Re-Play recycled products tick all my boxes!

Product Information

  1. Re-Play recycled HDPE products are manufactured, assembled, packaged and tested in the USA! The are reducing greenhouse gases and saving energy!
  2. Made from recycled HDPE, which is #2 plastic – basically that means Milk jugs!
  3. BPA free
  4. Phthalate Free
  5. PVC free
  6. dishwasher safe but should not be used in the microwave.

Because it’s made from #2 plastic, its one of the easiest plastics to recycle, and it can be recycled again and again. So drink your milk, and toss that jug in the recycling bin!

Keep your eyes peeled as I have teamed up with them for a fabulous giveaway coming very soon!.

For full collection of rainbow colours and available to order http://www.re-play.com/collections/collections

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Product Review of ChubChub PouchBuddy

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Have you heard of PouchBuddy by ChubChub? I have just recently come across it and think that it is a genius invention!

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Basically, you screw the PouchBuddy on to any food pouches. Whether they are a reusable ones or Ella’s Kitchen, Hipp or other brands off the shelves in the shops. It has been tested and proven to work with all the major leading pouch brands.

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My 10 months old boy loves his food pouches! Whenever he sees me preparing one he would get so excited that he would start screaming of excitement to tell me to hurry up! Haha!

This PouchBuddy is a mess saver! Often my boy would squeeze so much puree out that it gets everywhere but with this help he can’t do it anymore! He still hits the food pouch all the time but no more explosion! Yay for mama! 👍

It is a really cool gadget to have if your baby is a food pouch fan and if you want to avoid major clean up at home or when you are out and about.

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Product Information

  • BPA Free
  • Phthalate Free
  • “Top-rack” Dishwasher Safe
  • Ergonomic Grip
  • Comes with a brush to clean
  • Suitable from 5-6 months (when they start solid food)

Available on http://www.chubchubbaby.com

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Product Review on ezpzfun Happy Mat

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This all-in-one plate + placemat is now called “Magic Mat” in our household instead of Happy Mat! It really is a must have weaning / toddler item to have. I have a lot of baby and toddler gadgets and this is hands down one of the best! 👍👍👍

If you don’t know what to get for birthdays, christmas, christening, baby showers just to name a few, this would be a perfect gift! 😉

It does wonder to my 3 years old fussy eater son’s eating habit! He’s now eating most of his meal alone and less to wash up! 😄

I wished it was available when I started weaning him but it’s never too late. I can now use it for his little brother too who is now 10 months old. 🙂

Please click HERE for the vegetable fried rice recipe.

Product information

1. All-in-one plate + placemat

2. Made with high-quality non-toxic silicone (silicone doesn’t support the growth of fungus, mold or bacteria)

3. PVC free

4. BPA free

5. Phthalate free

6. With its unique design the mat sucks directly on to any clean and flat surface which makes it really hard for babies and toddlers to tip anything over.

7. Mats can be stacked and carried with food

8. Easy to clean with warm soapy water

9. Dishwasher and microwave safe

10. Easy to store

11. It very bendy so it’s easy to put in your diaper bag when you’re out and about

Avaliable on http://www.ezpzfun.com

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