Kids thrive from a regular routine and at our house the routine includes creative activities, snack time, independent play, lunch, and quiet time so the kids have a chance to rest. It's easy to make snack time fun and healthy with a little creativity. It can be tempting to feed your kids crackers and fruit snacks every day and my kids often enjoy those as well, but I've also been encouraged to assist my kids' immunities with healthier treats, natural sugars, and snacks that are free of high fructose corn syrup. I've also started giving my kids a probiotic supplement to help their little growing bodies stay healthy and strong. These easy snack ideas are simple to implement and make snack time creative and fun!
Eating healthy can be a challenge for any family, especially if you have picky toddlers in your home! We have loved using our Nutri Ninja Nutri Bowl Duo to create healthy and delicious smoothies, snacks, meals and even desserts for our family. This powerful nutrient extractor and nutrient fusion processor system makes it easy to eat healthy on-the-go or at home.
The First Years is giving busy moms a "helping hand" by creating this adorable and multi-purpose activity seat to keep your little ones entertained as you prep dinner, clean up or just take a little break! It can be difficult to get things going in the evening when my son is getting tired and hungry and I am worn out from the day too. I was excited to try out this The First Years Helping Hands Feeding & Activity Seat and some of their fun tableware for my little guy and he's loved using them as much as I have!
Mixed Pears' food scissors are an easy way to cut up bite-sized pieces of food for your child. They make it hassle-free to share your food with your toddler at a restaurant, or serve your entire family the same meal with small pieces especially prepared for your child. BiteSizers Portable Food Scissors even come with a handy cap to protect the blades when not in use!
If you've ever wished there was a way to conveniently and quickly make baby food for your child, I'm excited to share that Beaba has designed an all-in-one streamlined appliance just for you! The Beaba BabyCook Pro makes cooking up a few cups of baby food a breeze; I can even make baby's food while I'm making dinner for the rest of the family.
The First Years makes colorful products for kids that help make life easier and fun. We had a chance to review their "Hero in Training" firetruck potty, Inside Scoop suction plate and bowl and cute bite-valve drink cups.
The New Bumbo Multi Seat is a space-saving seat that grows with your child and is easily shared between babies and toddlers. It's ideal for families who have several young children and reduces the need to purchase multiple child seats to use between the table and the floor.
When it comes to eating healthy on the go, packing a lunch is the best option. For the kids, it allows us to know exactly what is going into our little one's tummy and for grown ups, it keeps us from giving into the urge to grab something quick and unhealthy. But it's not just about what goes into the lunch, what it's packed in matters too. For that, ECOlunchbox has everyone in the family covered!
Re-Play Snack Stacks are very handy to have! We had the chance to try these out between two different families. Our kids, who range from ages 1 to 3, love the portable snacks hidden inside these colorful cylinders! They screw together and are a convenient size with a large mouth for snacks like pretzels, nuts, grapes, etc. With different colors we can mix and match, or pick different colors for different types of snacks. We used the teal for dry snacks like pretzels and nuts, and the red for wet snacks like grapes and cheese.
Reflo Smart Cups are innovatively designed to help small children transition from using a sippy cup to drinking from a regular cup. They come in several bright colors and have a clear insert that blocks the majority of the liquid from spilling out of the cup. I had a chance to try these cups with my two-and-a-half-year-old and was amazed at the simple practicality of these spill-reducing cups.