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    26 Things That'll Make Mealtime With Toddlers A Little Easier

    A board game plate just might keep everyone in the family from getting hangry.

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    1. A spiffy three-stage silicone cup designed to adapt as your toddler's fine motor skills start kicking in. Once they begin to insist on drinking from a "big kid cup," this unbreakable bud is here to save the day.

    2. A pair of beginner chopsticks with a silly shark attachment for helping your youngster get a big bite of rice before chewing it up in their mighty ~jaws~.

    Kid eating from a bowl with shark chopsticks held together at the top

    3. A silicone placemat — a Montessori table setting that'll show your kiddo how to set up utensils before dinner. Involve them in dinner prep and watch them eat more than ever before!

    4. A pair of snap bibs to keep your wild child from ruining their outfit when they seem to think mashed food is the latest fashion statment.

    Two white bibs with superhero, knight, firefighter, and pirate characters

    5. A "taco truck" can keep their tacos upright while they eat...which can hopefully prevent the temper tantrums from the past when their tacos were "broken." Sigh, if they only knew how delicious a deconstructed taco really is.

    6. Or a cat version that'll prove your fun family has no problem with ~kitten~ around when it comes to taco Tuesday!

    Clear taco holder with a base shaped like a cat laying on it's back. The legs hold up the plastic container.

    7. A travel cooler for keeping fresh snacks inside your car. It's pretty typical for toddlers to need food every three to four hours, so having snacks and drinks inside the car helps prevent crankiness between meals.

    Canvas cooler with handles, crossbody straps, and several pockets on top of a picnic blanket with food around it

    8. A food tray sure to satisfy parents of picky eaters. *Any* idea that gets picky kids to eat is a good one...even if that means playing with their food.

    9. Or a construction zone plate that just might be so fun your kids actually eat all of their dinner, even if they usually act like you've placed a truckload of broccoli on their plate.

    10. A pack of five clear stove knob covers so you can keep your pint-sized chef from cooking up mischief in the kitchen before dinner begins.

    Three round plastic knobs covering the handles of an oven

    11. A pair of silicone trainer utensils with soft edges and perfect dimensions for tiny hands. Despite the soft touch, these are strong enough for toddlers to actually puncture and pick up food. They're also dishwasher safe...the dream.

    Several soft forks and spoons plopped together on a table

    12. A pack of six reusable sandwich bags — an eco-friendly way to keep easy-to-grab snacks in the fridge or simply to save money on disposable plastic bags if your family prefers packed lunches.

    Person holding baggie with blueberries in front of fridge with several matching bags stored upright behind it

    13. An OXO booster seat — reviewers rave about how easy this is to clean. Sit your messy eater down and see for yourself, this chair'll practically make the arduous post-meal cleanup a thing of the past!

    Booster seat with removable cover and buckles

    14. A funny face plate you and your little loved one can decorate to your heart's content with protein, produce, and all kinds of salad ~dressings~.

    15. A triangular cup measured out to give your youngster perfect portions of snacks and sides. These are particularly great as dipping sauce cups (because KIDS. LOVE. DIPPING. SAUCE.).

    Five triangular cups with different treats inside

    16. A pair of baby food cutters that are gonna be safe to keep in a diaper bag or have at the dinner table. These clever scissors quickly cut food into really teeny tiny pieces...something your fork and knife have honestly never mastered.

    Plastic scissors cutting up food into teeny tiny pieces

    17. An adjustable kitchen step stool that'll let your petite pal reach the counters and "help" with dinner prep. That pride you got when you made your first roast beef? Kids seem to get the same thrill from throwing spices into a bowl. Lucky.

    Child standing up by counter. They are able to reach thanks to the adjustable extra step and stay safe with a barrier bar in the back.

    18. And a set of three nylon kitchen knives so your sous chef can chop til they drop (without hurting any of their adorable digits).

    Three child-sized safety knives with a kid cutting potatoes, peppers, carrots, tomatoes, and cucumber

    19. A water-resistant smock — an outfit-saving solution that's gonna make spaghetti time with your toddler a whole lot more tolerable.

    Child eating while wearing tee style smock with short sleeves and food-catching pocket in center

    20. Or an adjustable, silicone pocket bib you can toss on your kiddo before they toss lunch all over their brand spankin' new sweater.

    21. A squirting spoon with a squeezable silicone pouch that'll make feeding pureed meals and beloved apple sauce cleaner and easier when you're out and about.

    Baby being spoon fed with squeezable spoon that has food inside

    22. A suction silicone placemat you can stick to the table, letting you stick to your quick lunchtime schedule. There's no time for thrown plates today, toddler!

    23. And darling biodegradable placemats sure to be your new favorite tool when eating out. Whether you're using a park picnic table, at a restaurant, or eating off an airplane tray, these nifty things are here to make sure your child's surface is clean and safe aaand to save those surfaces from your messy child.

    Patterned rectangular placemat with sliced fruit on top

    24. A booster seat diaper bag — a classic diaper bag that transforms into a secure seat (including chair straps) so your little one can sit up at the table and thus, off of your lap, when you're out and about. Even when used as a seat, the hollow center can be filled with all the things you need throughout your day.

    25. An adjustable high chair that'll grow with your child from 6 months to 5 years old. That spiffy foot pad helps your child feel grounded while sitting high up. Did this gorgeous seat just raise the bar for all our high chair standards? Why yes, I think it did.

    Natural wood and white plastic high chair

    26. And finally, a coloring tablecloth sure to put your easily bored babe in the right ~frame~ of mind when you expect everyone in the family to sit together at the dinner table.

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