Thursday, July 15, 2010
I have realized that my son does not want to take the time to chew his food like he should so I’m very cautious with the size bites I cut up for him to eat but at times I don‘t know if I‘m cutting them up small enough or maybe too small! So when I had a chance to review the Safe Sizer plate from Midwest Monkeys I was stoked!
About Midwest Monkeys and Safe Sizer (Taken From Website):
Midwest Monkeys® is a children's products company originally founded in Buffalo, Minnesota by David and Susan Zak, now based in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Midwest Monkeys® develops products that help make children’s and parent’s lives happier and healthier.
Since our first was born in 2001, our first concern has always been the safety of our children and how to prevent accidents. We don't consider ourselves overprotective parents. When our kids are playing we don't rush to them every time they fall down. But we do worry about the big things. Those potentially fatal but very preventable “accidents” that can happen so easily if you're not careful. Choking on food is one of those things, so the Safe Sizer™ was born.
More about the Safe Sizer™When our oldest was beginning to eat solid foods, we knew we were supposed to cut it up into really small pieces to reduce his risk of choking. But we were always asking ourselves “How small is small?”.
We did some research and found recommendations from the leading pediatrician organization in North America, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Among them is the recommendation that, to reduce the risk of choking, firm foods should be cut into bite sizes no larger than 1/2 inch in any direction for children under the age of 4, because they lack a full set of teeth. This recommendation is recognized by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
We had no idea about the existence of this guideline and nobody we knew did either. But we thought they should, so we invented the Safe Sizer™ plate. It's a permanent reminder and food test gauge for parents, grandparents, babysitters, daycare providers, or any caregiver, to cut up firm foods within the 1/2 inch bite size.
“Bug” was sent the Jungle Safe Sizer plate from their Nature Series and I love it I use it at almost every meal and it really has taken the guess work out of cutting “Bugs” food into the right size pieces! “Bug” has also started measuring up his pieces and it’s made a difference in the way he eats! We make a game out of it and tell him to see if we did cut them up right so before he takes a bite he will put it in the Safe Sizer measure bowl to make sure he can eat it! This way it helps him slow down and eat his food one piece at a time and makes dinner time much easier at our house!
Over all we are extremely pleased with the Safe Sizer and recommend it to everyone with little ones that are eating solid foods! These would make a wonderful 1st birthday present or baby shower gift! The one thing I would like to see is Safe Sizer plates made with a construction or race car theme that would be great!
To purchase a Safe Sizer plate for yourself visit their website!
David has offered one of my readers a 3 pack of Safe Sizer Plates from the Nature Series (Jungle, Sea, Space)!
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Giveaway ends July 28, 2010 @ midnight CST. Winner will be chosen at random, using random.org and contacted by e-mail and has 48 hrs to respond before a new winner is chosen.
This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the product mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 3:53 PM