Does your kid go through snacks like mine does? I don’t know where he puts it. It doesn’t matter how much food Liam’s eaten during a meal…he’s already begging for something else as soon as he leaves the table. I’m always looking for ways to make mealtimes more fun and snack time convenient. Especially since we’re on the go so much. I thought I’d bring you some Nuby product reviews for a few items we’ve discovered (and loved) lately that are helping make both possible. There’s a giveaway at the bottom of this post, so make sure you remember to enter! Liam chose his favorite item of the three products we’ve reviewed in this post as the item for the giveaway. I agree with him that it’s a pretty awesome product, so don’t miss out on this one.
Nuby Sure Grip Miracle Mat
Liam is old enough where he doesn’t really need a plate that suctions to the table anymore. But when he tried to slide Nuby’s Sure Grip Miracle Mat across the table and couldn’t, I realized that this is really going to come in handy once Caleb is older, eating food and in his “throw everything on the floor” stage. Every kid has one, right?
The Miracle Mat is both a placemat and a plate rolled into one. Its suction is super strong like I mentioned and it also has a non-slip base. This makes it hard to slid off the table and for tiny hands to pick up. I also love that it’s a sectioned plate. So I can give Liam multiple things in his dish without the wet items like gravy or juicy fruit seeping into everything else. Because food touching other food spells disaster sometimes.
Liam keeps requesting the “bear plate.” He thinks its so fun that the mat we received looks like a teddy bear. Anyone who has a toddler knows how picky they can be. So anything that helps make mealtime a little more fun is great to have on hand. And if your child is still using a high chair, you can get a smaller-sized mat that will fit on the high chair tray. No bear face in this instance, but it will still have the strong suction and sectioned plate.
Nuby Snack N’ Sip
It’s a snack cup. And a drinking cup. Both in the same container, which is the greatest thing to a toddler. Liam’s been raving about this cup since I took it out of the package. No, seriously. He was telling some stranger at the grocery store all about it the other day.
My favorite thing about this cup is that it doesn’t skimp in either department. The snack compartment holds 4.5 ounces of dry snacks and the drink portion holds 9 ounces of liquid. This is plenty if you’re running errands or are going to be out and about for a couple of hours. And hopefully, not so much that you’ll need to stop for a potty break.
Liam’s favorite thing about the Snack N’ Sip cup (other than the snacks, of course) is that the entire thing fits in his car seat cup holder. The way we normally travel, his cup is in his cup holder and his snacks are in his lap. If he’s not holding on or paying attention, his snack container will sometimes fall onto the floor when I make a turn or stop the car. And if you have a toddler, you know. Total devastation. Having both his snack and his water in the same cup AND being able to store it safely in his cup holder makes it easy for him to access any time he wants.
Other highlights of the cup include its no spill 100% silicone flex straw and no spill valve. And the fact that it’s BPA free. The Nuby Snack N’ Sip is available at Babies R’ Us and Target. You can also buy it online on Amazon.com!
Nuby Thirsty Kids Flip-it
Now that Liam’s three, I really feel like we’ve outgrown the whole “sippy cup” stage. He’s more capable of drinking from regular cups and bottles. And we need something that matches our on-the-go lifestyle as well as his “big boy” status. Nuby’s new Thirsty Kids Flip-it water canteen is just that.
Active, growing kids need to drink plenty of water, especially as the weather gets warmer. The Flip-it holds 12 ounces of water, has a hygienic cover that keeps the mouthpiece clean when it’s closed and has an easy-to-press button for kids to get a drink whenever they want. And it’s made from BPA-free durable Triton plastic, to protect it from breaking when it gets dropped.
I also love that it has a nice-sized handle on it. This makes it perfect for Liam to carry around himself. And it would be super easy for us to hook it onto a hiking backpack for all our outdoor trips this summer.
Liam and I have teamed up with Nuby to give away his favorite product out of the three mentioned in this review – the Snack N’ Sip! I have no doubt that your little will love this cup as much as Liam does. Entering is super easy! Just head over to the giveaway image on my Instagram page at @littlefirebrigade and follow the steps to enter. For an extra entry, leave a comment here on the blog and tell me what your favorite summertime activities are (don’t forget to leave your Instagram name!).
The giveaway will run until midnight EST on May 31st, 2017. A winner will be chosen randomly using random.org and announced on Instagram within 48 hours of the giveaway end. Open to U.S. residents only.
I have some more Nuby product reviews coming in the next few months. I can’t wait to share more great products with you!
Disclosure: I received these items from Nuby to try and review. All words and opinions are completely my own.