MU Picked · For Contained Eating Adventures

Whether you're dining in or out, mealtime comes with the risk of chaos or clutter with kids. Eating was among our favorite activities as a couple so we wanted to make sure it was a time our kids could look forward to too.  There's a handful of things that we've loved during our first two years of introducing Bodie to the world of food.  Take a peek below or find them in the M.U. Picked shop - our edit on things that keep our lives with kids in balance.  

     

 

 

BABYBJORN Soft Bib These silicone bibs are gentle on little babies necks and have a well designed and sturdy catch-all at the bottom for all the inevitable dribbles in the early stages.

Comotomo Natural Feel Bottle I started pumping 8 weeks into breastfeeding Bodie and these bottles mimic the real deal in their shape and flow to make for an easy transition from boob to bottle.

Munchkin White Hot Safety Spoons These are among the most elegant in the baby utensil category and the soft silicone heads are comfortable on little gums but the colorful heads also turn bright white to let you know if the bite is to hot to handle.  

Inglesina Fast Table Chair This is a great second chair to have on hand or a primary option if you're in a small space.  We keep ours on our kitchen island so Bodie can stay part of the mix while we're cooking or cleaning.  It's also easy to collapse so you can bring it with you on travel or to restaurants when your babe is too small for the restaurant high chair.

BABYBJORN high chair We've tried out many high chairs at friends' houses and we're still thrilled with our decision for this petite option that makes for easy clean up after every meal with its detachable wipe down tray and smooth edges so no foods get trapped in hard to clean corners.

ezpz Mini Mat Besides being beautiful - especially the new Nordic line - these suction nicely to the table to prevent throwing of the dramatic variety and let you portion out elements of the meal to give kids choice and control.

WeeSprout Reusable Pouches When I was super ambitious and making Bodie's purees and sauces, these pouches were a safe and clean way to take them on the go.  The design makes it easy to fill, clean and re-use.

These Lollacups are perfect for morning smoothies, which toddlers take a liking to often when they're dropping milk bottles.  The design prevents lots of dripping and lets kids hold on firmly and get to the bottom easily with the well-designed weighted straw.