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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2 White Hot®Plates

BUY ME HERE on Munchkin.co.uk

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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

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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

 

 

Zucchini Spinach & Feta Muffins 

Zucchini Spinach Feta Muffins – Do I need to say more?  I absolutely love savoury muffins! There are so many ways to pack goodness into muffins whilst still making them totally scrummy for your little ones. This combination is a guaranteed win! 

Spinach, zucchini and feta are match made in heaven and are wonderful together in savoury muffins or in other baking. They are at their best straight out of the oven! I literally munched 3 muffins one after another!  If you’re not a feta fan, swap with some grated mature cheddar/gouda instead. 

These make a perfect breakfast, snacks, lunch, lunchbox or any time of the day really. My son asked me if these are cheese bread. Haha 

I had a little helper chopping the spinach today, so very proud of him! 🙂

I usually use a mini/standard size silicone muffin form but decided to change it up a bit and wished I didn’t…

It been while since I’ve used paper muffin cups and now I remember why! The way how the muffins stick to the paper is so annoying! It feels like half the muffin is stuck to the paper. 😦 

Make 14 standard size muffins 

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup of grated zucchini
  • 1 cup of chopped spinach
  • 1 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 1/2  tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 tbsp of olive oil (or oil of choice)
  • 1/2 cup of milk 
  • 100 gr feta
  • 1/4 tsp of pink salt

Method 

      1. Grate the zucchini and place zucchini in a sieve and lightly sprinkle of salt. Toss to combine and let drain 30 mins. Squeeze out the water of the zucchini and chop the spinach.
      2. Preheat oven to 160C and oil the muffin tin.
      3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and garlic powder.  Lightly beat the eggs first then add it to the flour mixture together with oil, milk and feta. Give it a stir. Lastly add zucchini & spinach and give it one last stir.
      4. Fill prepared muffin cups to about 3/4 full and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown. Test for doneness with a tooth pick. If it comes out non sticky then they are done. 

        Enjoy!

        Kat xx 

        Quinoa Chickpea Bolognese Soup

        Quick Quinoa Chickpea Bolognese Soup for a perfect cold winter day! 

        So instead of freezing the left over bolognese sauce I added 1 can of chickpea and cooked quinoa and turned it into soup! 

        The best idea ever when you don’t feel like cooking or are short of time. #momhacks #glutenfree #busymom #sahm 

        Ingredients

        • 1 -1.5 cups left over bolognese sauce 
        • 1 can of chickpea (400gr)
        • cooked quinoa (as much as you want)
        • 2-3 cups water (depending what consistency you want)
        • add more veggies of your choice if you want.
        • salt to taste 


        Method

        1. Add all ingredients except for quinoa and boil until chickpea and the extra veggies are soft. 
        2. Add quinoa just before serving.

        There you have a quick and yummy meal! 

        Enjoy! 

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        Coconut Banana Chia Pudding 

        Coconut Banana Chia Pudding – so good for breakfast! 

        Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and wouldn’t it be nice to serve this delicious chia pudding to your loved ones for breakfast? 

        By adding mashed banana in coconut chia pudding, it kind of turned it into a lovely Thai coconut dessert. Do you know what I mean?  At least I think so! 

         So #yummylicious and #refinedsugarfree –
        Just make your usual chia pudding and add mashed banana and leave overnight. The next day top with raspberry sauce.

        Ingredients.

        • 400ml /1 can coconut milk.
        • 1/4 cup /  tbps chia seed.
        • 2 ripe bananas (fork mashed)

        Method:

        1. Mix everything together in a large bowl and stir well.
        2. Wait a few minutes then stir again to avoid the seeds clumping.
        3. Transfer over to an airtight jar or container and keep in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
        4. Top with raspberry sauce and enjoy it as a power breakfast 💪 delicious dessert. 😋

        Raspberry Sauce.

        • 1 cup of fresh / frozen raspberry
        • 2 tbsp maple syrup 

        Bring to boil and let it simmer until soft. Let it cool down and transfer to a jar and keep it in the fridge.
        Enjoy! 

        Kat xx 

        Spinach & Feta Squares BLW [8m+] Toddler & Family

        Spinach & Feta Squares

        These are suitable for BLW babies from 8 months onwards providing they don’t have any allergies to egg and dairy. 

        I was making these with my 4 years old toddler and we had so much fun! 

        He was chopping the spinach AND the onion along my side and added every ingredients into the mixing bowl and I was not allowed to do a thing! haha!
        These are super easy to make and a great protein and calcium packed dish to involve your kids in the kitchen. 👌 
        Spinach is not the kind of vegetable that he would normally eat if I place it on his plate, but believe me he ate some afterwards. 🙂 This proves that by involving your kids in the kitchen it helps to keep them interested in food and less prone to become fussy eaters. My super fussy eater since a baby is now not so fussy anymore but he still has his moments now and then! 

        I have used puff pastry but if you want to step up a game then use Phyllo and turn them into mini Greek Spanikopita. 😉 

        Ingredients

        • 500gr fresh spinach  (washed thoroughly & chopped) 
        • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
        • 1 tbsp of freshly chopped dill
        • 1 large garlic clove (finely chopped)
        • 1 pack feta cheese  (150 gr) (crumbled)
        • 2 eggs separated (beaten)
        • 1 tbsp milk / water 
        • 1/4 tsp grounded nutmeg 
        • pink salt & pepper (avoid extra salt for babies under 12 months old) 
        • 2 sheets of puff pastry 
        • olive oil

        Method

        1. Heat up the oven to 200 ° C / 400 ° F. Heat up a non stick pan with some olive oil. Sauté garlic and spinach, until spinach has wilted, add a pinch of salt, pepper and nutmeg then remove from the pan. 
        2. Place the sautéed spinach, feta and 1 beaten egg in a mixing bowl. 
        3. Cut the pastry sheet into 6 squares. Fill 1 heap tablespoon of the spinach mixture in the middle. Fold over and press down the edges with a fork. Repeat this step with the rest. 
        4. Beat the remaining egg with 1 tbsp of milk, brush the top of the pastry with the egg wash and bake until the pastry looks golden, approximately 15 – 20 minutes. 

        Enjoy! 

        Kat xx