There’s no other thing that everybody loves so unanimously – food! Well, except for young children going through a phase of fussy eating. One day, your child’s favorite food in the world is a banana; the next, your child won’t touch it.
Playing with food doesn’t have to be a bad thing. A child is more likely to eat foods that are colorful, cut into fun shapes, or paired with a dip. Invest in a fun dinner plate, to turn meal times into a game. Or try teething toys in the shape of a vegetable to get them into their greens at a young age.
Here is a list of gifts to turn every toddler into a food lover.
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The Nachosaurus is ready to turn any snack into an adventure. He has chips instead of spikes and comes with a themed dip bow, perfect for serving salsa or guacamole. This Jurassic joy also holds popcorn, fries, chips or pretzels!
MRS. FOOD FACE PLATE
Have a picky eater? Or just want to add some fun to family meals? These kid-sized dinner plates illustrated with a face inspires kids to interact with their food. Create a beard out of peas, spaghetti hair or tomato earrings… the possibilities are endless.
Cooking food together is a great way to spend quality time with your kids. Children like to eat food they make. This is a good way to get them to try new healthy foods. This funny spaghetti measurer shows the right amount for up to four people. Buon appetito!
BABY BURRITO BLANKET
The two best things in life both start with the letter B.. Babies and Burritos 🙂 Have you ever looked at your baby and thought ‘I want to bite your cheeks off’? Now with them wrapped like an actual burrito, it would make the possibility even more interesting.
Childhood is the best time to learn just about anything… even eating with chopsticks. Not only will they become chopstick masters in no time with these funny shark chopsticks, it also helps improve their concentration, develop their handwriting grip and advance fine motor skills.
BABY FRUIT FEEDER PACIFIER
With this baby fruit feeder pacifier you can slowly introduce different fruits and vegetables to your baby. The idea is that the holes allow some of the flavor and texture of the food to come out, but your baby won’t have to handle larger pieces of food so you have less to worry about when it comes to choking risks.
What is way better than a boring plain sandwich bag? A sandwich bag with a bug printed right on it. These zipper bags make lunch more interesting for kids and they will draw a lot of attention in the lunchroom. Great to gross out their friends!
BABY TACO TUESDAY SET
Babies are never too young to learn about everyone’s favorite meal night of the week – Taco Tuesday! This gift set is a fiesta of sensory play for your baby. It includes three food-themed activity toys for your tiny taco-lover to enjoy. With convenient loops on the toys, you can bring your baby’s favorite play time “snack” along wherever you go.
DINNER WINNER PLATE
Eat, play, win! If you don’t want your child to turn into one of those fussy eaters, turn meal times into a game. The tray divides food into 8 manageable portions. Get to the finish line to earn a special little treat for dessert as reward for finishing the meal.
Get them into their greens at a young age with this cool teething toy. In a broccoli shape, it’s full of texture to soothe sore gums as well as encourage their touch senses. There are no holes in it to help eliminate common bacteria collection points.
Do you have other ideas to make eating veggies fun? Let us know in the comments!