Meal time… I’m not sure about you guys, but the struggle is real in our house when it comes to sitting down and eating. Any of you deal with your child insisting they need a snack, like cookies, for dinner and then burst into tears when you say no? Or, maybe you have the child that takes FOREVER to eat? Both of these things happen every…single…night in our home! If you deal with the above situations, I have a solution that will make meal time fun again! Welcome to Constructive Eating!
First I want to tell you what brought us to this product. When dinner time rolls around I usually ask Logan if he’s hungry. His answer is almost always, “nope!”. Fifteen minutes later he is asking for a snack. We then “discuss” what his dinner will be. Most of the time, there are tears when I won’t allow him to eat just a snack, aka junk food, for dinner.
Finally, we come to an agreement and he sits down to eat. However, it takes him FOREVER to finish. I’m talking hours. Sometimes he is still eating right up until bedtime. It kills me and has been a struggle for the past year. We’ve tried everything, even bribing him. So, to say we are desperate is an understatement.
A few weeks ago, Shadrach came across these amazing plates and utensils for kids, from Constructive Eating. They are so fun and creative. We knew right away that Logan would love them!! Plus we were hoping that maybe they would help with some of the struggles we have at meal time. So, we contacted them and they generously sent a package for Logan. We received:
We have been gifted the construction products since we have a little boy. However, if you have a little girl, there are options for you too! You can check them out HERE. They are super cute too!!
What We Like About Constructive Eating:
They transformed meal time. Logan loves to sit down and eat with the construction place set. The first time we gave it to him, he actually sat down and finished his meal in 30 minutes!! Logan had fun and played while he was eating! He even made all the sounds of the construction vehicles. That’s when we realized that this product is amazing.
The utensils make it easier for little hands to eat difficult foods. Included in the set of utensils is something called a “pusher”. It is a game changer! This allows little ones to eat peas, rice, or mashed potatoes easier. They can just “push” these items onto their fork or spoon. The first time Logan used it, he knew exactly what to do with it without any help from us. It probably helped that it was a bulldozer. 🙂
Almost everything is dishwasher safe. I have washed both plates in the dishwasher, along with the utensils, and they clean up beautifully! There are special instructions for the Construct-A-Plate, but the top part can be put in the dishwasher. This makes my life, as a mom, so much easier. Plus, the Construction plate is microwavable. When you have kids, convenience is key and Constructive Eating definitely provides that!
They are suitable for a wide age range. One of the things I always look for when buying for Logan are products that will grow with him. The recommended age for these are 18 months to 4 years old. We are at the top of that and I’m a little sad we didn’t discover these sooner. However, that being said, I’m pretty sure Logan will still be using them for a while. I could have seen him loving these even as a baby and I hope that he will love them for at least another year or two.
The Construct-A-Plate is educational. I love when companies incorporate education into their products. This plate provides that. There are 6 two-sided cards with various pictures and educational elements on them. Plus, an added bonus with this plate is that the base can also be flipped over and you can put your own 3″ x 5″ or 4″ x 6″ picture in it. It’s super fun and the possibilities seem endless!
All their plate sets are made in the USA! This is something that I look for as much as possible. I love when we can support a business that makes almost everything in the United States. In this day and age, it’s not always easy to find. That’s a big plus for me! You can read more about their products Here.
Also, be sure to check out Logan’s video below on what he thought about Constructive Eating.
What We Didn’t Like About Constructive Eating:
NOTHING!! I can honestly say that there was absolutely nothing bad or negative about these products. I’m a little sad that they weren’t magical in helping Logan try new foods, but we will continue working on that. 🙂 I can’t expect everything right? They did help him sit and eat meals, which is a huge win in my book. He asks for these plates at just about every meal. They will be well worth the purchase. We absolutely LOVE this company and their products!!
So, if you have a picky or difficult eater like us, Constructive Eating might just be the solution you need. Or, if you have a little one that is just starting to be independent in eating, these products are a fun way to help encourage them.
I’m excited to share that we have partnered up with Constructive Eating to give you a 15% off discount code! That way you can hop on over and buy one for your little construction guy or fairy girl. 🙂 Just make sure and put the code “rambling15” in at checkout to receive your discount. The code is good until February 14! It would make a great Valentine’s Day gift for the littles in your life.
Be sure to head over to Constructive Eating and check them out! So, how about you, is meal time difficult with your little one? What are some tips and tricks you have found that make it easier? Do you think these might help your little ones with eating? I’d love to hear from you!
* We were kindly gifted the above items from Constructive Eating in exchange for a review, but as always, all opinions are our own. You can read our disclosure here.
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