Finding cutlery for a toddler is easy but choosing the right brand can be challenging. There’s such a variety when you go shopping, how would you ever know the right one for your child?
I used to stand in front of the aisle asking myself:
1. Is it suppose to be a certain size?
2. Should I get a colorful plate?
3. How long will it last?
To be honest I’ve bought tons of baby brands for feeding. Some were a total waste while others seems to have lasted longer. There was one that really stood out for me at the last Baba Indaba expo called: La-boos.
La-boos is made from 100% natural Eco friendly bamboo. Perfect for feeding your baby. Your child will grow with this product. It’s ideal for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love that I can put fruits on one side and the main meal on thee other. My set came with a cup which Kitana adores. She finds it so cool holding both sides and drinking. It’s easy for her to grip and limits spills on the floor.
What I love about La boos:
- You can use it from 6 months onwards.
- Suitable for hot and cold foods and liquids.
- Designed for daily use.
- Fun cute stylish designs to keep young children engaged.
- Rounded and safe sides designed for easier scooping.
I would recommend this to any mom purely because it has sections for dividing food, easy to clean, easy for your child to eat on his/her own and lasts long.
Let meal time become fun! Kitana and I mainly talk about ‘cats’ when she’s eating out of this plate because she recognizes it from the print. Not the best thing to discuss during meal time but I’m sure you understand where I’m going with this? 😉
I decided to share a recipe for toddler meals from my favorite website: Weelicious.com
Prep Time: 1 mins,Cook Time: 14 mins
1 small garlic clove
1 small shallot
1 cup baby carrots
1 cup broccoli florets
2 tablespoons unsalted butter or olive oil
1 cup white or whole wheat orzo
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Preparation
1. Place shallot and garlic in food processor and pulse to chop.
2. Add baby carrots and broccoli florets to the food processor and pulse, scraping down the sides half way until finely chopped.
3. In a large stock pot, heat 2 tbsp of butter or olive oil and sauté the chopped vegetables, raw orzo and salt for 4 minutes stirring continuously.
4. Add the salt, water and broth to the pot and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes uncovered, or until the liquid starts to evaporate and the mixture thickens.
5. Add the Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.