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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Midwest Monkeys Review and Giveaway



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.

Our Thoughts:


“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!


Buy It:
To purchase a Safe Sizer plate for yourself visit their website!

Win It:

David has offered one of my readers a 3 pack of Safe Sizer Plates from the Nature Series (Jungle, Sea, Space)!


Mandatory Entry: Visit Safe Sizer and tell me your favorite plate design or a design you would like to see! Please remember to leave your e-mail address if it’s not visible in your profile.

Want or need extra entries? Check out how to grab em’ below! (Mandatory Entry must be complete for these to count)

1. Become a public follower of my blog (current follower count too)

2. Follow me on twitter @sgrant2005 and tweet this giveaway (can be done daily)

3. Subscribe to my feed via a reader

4. Blog about this giveaway with a link to this post and to Midwest Monkeys be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

5. Follow Midwest Monkeys on Facebook

6. Follow Midwest Monkeys on Twitter

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.

95 comments:

  1. I like the fish plate in the nature series.

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  2. Follow Midwest Monkeys on Facebook- Tara Vickers

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  3. Follow Midwest Monkeys on Twitter- Fabgiveaways

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  4. I love the animal series especially the elephants.

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  5. The space plate is my favorite! I would like to see a girls pajama party plate and a truck plate too!
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  6. I follow you and tweeted@ meeyeehere
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  7. I follow the monkey on twitter@ meeyeehere

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  8. i dig the purple elephant plate the most

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  9. I like the elephant plate in the animal series.

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  10. I like the Nature Series.
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  11. I'm following via Google Friend Connect.
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  12. I'm following you on twitter and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/18814052313
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  13. I'm following Midwest Monkeys on Facebook.
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  14. I really like the nature series!
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  15. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/18905948684
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  16. My favorite plate design is Monkey plate from the Animal Series.
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  17. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19016037782
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  18. What a great idea! My favorite is the fish design! Thanks for the chance, justicecw@hotmail.com

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  19. I am a GFC follower = christine
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  20. I am a google reader subscriber
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  21. Now following MidwestMonkeys on twitter = justicecw
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  22. Follow you on twitter and tweeted at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/19037649875
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  23. i LIKED THE ANIMAL SERIES, especially the elephant.

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  24. https://twitter.com/barginmom/status/19038002500 I follow you on twitter and just sent a tweet. @barginmom

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  25. midwestmonkeys I follow on twitter as @barginmom

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  26. I follow publicly as barginmom

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  27. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19101990857
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  28. 7/21 tweet at http://twitter.com/justicecw/status/19218872865
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  29. The fish plate is my favorite!
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  30. I follow on GFC!
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  31. Tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19256483975
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  32. I like the elephant plate in the animals series.

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  33. I like the elephant plate in the animals series.

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  34. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19355428097
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  35. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19455290170
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  36. I like the Monkey from the nature series.

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  37. GFC Follower (amanda D.)

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  38. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19499983340
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  39. i would like to see fairy plate

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    follow blog

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  44. I love the monkey plate in the animal group!

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  45. I follow you on Twitter. @AmandaStarr

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  46. I follow Midwest Monkeys on Twitter. @AmandaStarr

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  47. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19585617235
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  48. The baby elephants are Adorable!

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  49. The Monkey plate is my absolute fav! This is would be perfect for my 21 month old!
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  50. Follower of your blog
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  51. Follow Midwest Monkeys on Twitter
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  52. love the sea plate
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  53. I like the dog and the monkey plates.

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  55. Tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19673588571
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  56. I would love to see girly designs, butterflies, princess, etc...

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  57. following you via GFC

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  58. Midwest Monkeys FB fan Michele Pineda

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  59. I like the Elephant safe sizer plate from the Animal Series

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  60. Following Midwest Monkey on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

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  61. GFC follower

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  62. Subscribed via Google Reader

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  63. I really like the Goldfish Plate from the Nature series

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  64. Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

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  65. following you on twitter at rosidentevil
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  66. I like the monkey plate from the animal series, it's so cute.
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  67. I follow you on twitter @hotmomtips

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  68. I subscribe to your feed via google reader
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  69. I follow you on Google Friend Connect (Angela Livingston)
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  71. tweet: http://twitter.com/kathyluman/status/19750819700
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  72. i like the dog plate from the animal series

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  73. public follower of this blog

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  74. tweeted about the giveaway

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  75. following midwest monkeys on FB

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  76. following midwest monkeys on twitter

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  77. I like the animal series
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  78. Twitter follower (@xbeautifulcoma)
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  79. GFC
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  81. Midwest monkeys Twitter follower (@xbeautifulcoma)
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  82. i love the elephant plate
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  83. My favorite is the Dog plate. I would love to see them have more girl colored themes like princess or ponies.
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  84. I'm following you on GFC.
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  85. I'm following you on Twitter user lisalmg and Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/19790068896
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  86. I'm subscribed to your blog through google reader.
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  87. I'm following Midwest Monkeys on FB user Lisa G.
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  88. I'm following Midwest Monkeys on Twitter user lisalmg.
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  89. I love the light blue plate with the puppies.

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