Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Toddlers can be fickle creatures. Put a food in front of them one day and they eat it like there's no tomorrow. But the next time those chunks of roasted sweet potatoes sprinkled with cinnamon appear, where do they end up? On the floor, of course. That's why little enticements to eat, like this set of Construction Cutlery ($20), can make a big difference.
Construction Cutlery from Flying Peas (don't you just love the name?) is the cutest little set of tableware for kids that includes a bulldozer pusher, fork lift fork, and front loader spoon. For a toddler like my 19 month old, Dylan, these are all just "beep beeps" that make for endless playtime, whether eating is involved or not. Seriously, he carries his cutlery around with him like he does his enamored toy cars. Everywhere. So when it's time to eat, he's prepared and ready to go (they just need a good wash).
Dylan is at a phase where he wants to assert his independence by feeding himself with his own utensils, so the Construction Cutlery has really come in handy. They're full of texture which makes for easy gripping by little hands. Plus, they're light weight and dishwasher safe. Made from FDA approved materials, no paint is used on this product. They're just a clever way to help make mealtime more fun!