Teaching tiny tots to feed themselves can by a trying task if you want minimal clean up after the meal is complete. My 1-year-old can self-feed but still has a spill or two a few times a week. I can’t imagine how I would have taught my three children to hold and use a spoon and drink from a cup, however, without the practical, easy-to-use and seemingly indestructible products by Gerber and NUK.
Gerber and NUK design their products to support the development of a child, from newborn to preschool. Their safe products provide a suggested age for the user, making it easy for a mom to know which items to introduce to her youngster and when. I do not know how I would have ever transitioned my children from breastfeeding to bottles and then to sippy cups had Gerber and NUK not made the “right” products.
Gerber and NUK just unveiled their 2013 line of sippy cups and tableware products created for little hands to grip and utilize easily. I recently was given a few of the new items by Gerber and NUK to have my little boy try out. My son is Mr. Independent so he has to do everything on his own. His highchair can get quite messy during any given meal, which is why I was so excited to try out the Gerber PlateMat, which can be used as a plate or placemat. Made of 100 percent silicone material, the item can be used just about anywhere and cleaned quickly. The Gerber PlateMat features raised edges to ensure your child’s food and drink stay in one place. The Gerber PlateMat can roll or fold up and lays flat to dry. It even can be put in the dishwasher! My son really enjoyed his first experience with his “rocket ship cup,” as he named it! The Gerber Advanced Development Cup is insulated and helps a child move from the bottle to a regular cup. It comes in adorable designs for boys and girls. This product contains a bite-resistant spout and is leak, spill and break proof. My 1-year-old found it very easy to use. I specifically was pleased with the Gerber Toddler Snacker, a set of three stackable containers. These are perfect for our family because we often are on the go. The Toddler Snacker is a great system to keep snacks fresh, and they fit in the cup holders in our minivan. It was smart of Gerber to include measurements on the side of each container, in my opinion! This product also is safe to place in the dishwasher, microwave and freezer. My son easily can get his snacks out of these containers, and they really are the perfect size.
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This was not a paid post. My own opinions were used based on my perceptions and experience. Thank you to NUK who provided the products for review.