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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Constructive Eating Review and Giveaway

I have to admit getting “Bug” to eat more of his food than he plays with is pretty much an impossibility, I have noticed that it’s not so easy for him to use his spoon and fork to pick up the food without either dropping it before it ever gets to his mouth or he pushes it completely off of his plate so he has more of a mess than what he has in his tiny tummy…well that was up until I discovered Constructive Eating and we had the opportunity to give them a try!


About Constructive Eating (Taken From Website):

Like many kids, our son fell in love with construction equipment at a very young age. It was a stage that had no boundaries. Our son loved anything and everything construction. As a result, our family room became the home to road graders, dump trucks and tower cranes. His bedroom became filled with construction themed carpets, shirts and sheets. It wasn't long before our son asked us to put cheerios on the floor to act as rubble for his bulldozer.

This prompted us to ponder... What if breakfast, lunch and dinner could become "rubble"? What if forks, spoons and pushers were the "machines"? Constructive Eating is the realization of these possibilities.

We are extremely excited to announce our commitment to the design and manufacture of construction based flatware for children. Our designs integrate the functional portions of construction equipment into the tines of a fork, scoop of a spoon, and blade of a pusher. Our products are perfect for pretending and eating. Constructive Eating currently offers three unique products: the fork lift fork, front loader spoon, and bulldozer pusher. We use true to life colors and shaping for our construction "machines". All are rugged, light weight, and dishwasher safe. They are great when going out to eat, trying to extend productive eating time at the table, encouraging those not-so-favorite foods, or just for fun!

We hope the kids in your life love this fleet of utensils as much as ours, and that a little constructive play with their food will help the peas go down!


Our Thoughts:
We were sent a complete set of Constructive Eating utensils and a plate, for “Bug” to review and he could not have been more happy to receive them in the mail, so before supper that night I put them through the wash and had them ready for him when dinner time rolled around.
I have to say that “Bug” isn’t the only one who loves this set, his daddy and papa was quite intrigued by it as well. Myself I couldn’t wait to see how it went during dinner to see if it worked as well as we all hoped it would.

I love the Construction Plate for the simple fact that it has rubber non-slip strips on the under side to keep the plate in place on the dinner table while “Bug” eats and it really helps to keep from making a mess by it sliding off into the floor! I really also like the fact that it has a special place for each of the three utensil to sit before we begin eating and I think it’s really fun to watch “Bug” not only play with his food but eat as well.
I think “Bug’s” favorite is the actual Eating Utensils, I think that these are such a wonderful idea and they are really cute. They come in Fork Lift Fork, Front Loader Spoon, and Bull Dozer Pusher. “Bug” really enjoys using these utensils vs. our regular forks and spoons, boy has that Bull Dozer Pusher came in handy during meal time. It’s really made a difference in the amount of food that actually gets eaten vs. what ends up in the floor due to “Bug’s” lack of being able to get it on the fork or spoon.
We have used this set on a very regular basis (“Bug” insist that he have his construction plate and utensils for almost every meal) and I’m proud to say that it’s certainly held up to the wash and dry and use wonderfully and I feel it’s a very high quality product!

I just love to set at the table with “Bug” and watch him not only eat but make noises with his equipment while getting all the veggies and such that he really needs in his daily diet! Constructive Eating has really made dinner time at our house super fun!

Bottom Line:

We all love our new Constructive Eating Utensils and Construction Plate! This is an extremely genius idea and it’s sure to make children that like construction equipment, or that just like to play with their food while eating not only enjoy meal time more but actually get more food in the belly vs. the floor.

I think that any child would be thrilled to find this in a birthday gift, as a Christmas gift or just because. I really do recommend these to every parent that has a child that has a hard time picking up certain foods and likes to play while they eat.

I want to say a huge thank you to Constructive Eating for making dinner time not only fun but helping “Bug” get more in his belly than on the floor!

Buy It:
To purchase your own set of Constructive Eating Utensils and Construction Plate visit their website!

Win It:
Constructive Eating has so generously offered one of my readers a set of eating utensils!
Mandatory Entry: Visit Constructive Eating and tell me who you would give this to and why! 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 Constructive Eating be sure to leave me a link (5 extra)

 
5. “Like” Constructive Eating on Facebook

Giveaway ends Sept 01, 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 products mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.

84 comments:

  1. My little guy loves trucks and construction things as well. Would love to have this for him.
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  2. My son would love, that meal time, becomes fun time too. I can see those vegies going down a treat.

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  3. my son loves his cars and trucks, he would really love this

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  4. i would get these for my son because i think they would encourage him to feed himself and eat more

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  5. I would give this to my daughter. She loves playing with trucks and is a very picky eater. Maybe this would help.

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  6. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted (mnsteph):

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  7. I am a public follower of your blog.

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  8. My nephew because all he wants to do is play with his trucks...he might actually eat!
    Thanks for the chance.
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  9. I would give this to my son, he went to a friends house and his friend had this set and he loved it, especially the pusher that puts the food on the spoon/fork. He has such a hard time with it! I was wondering where she got it and she couldn't remember, This is GREAT!

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  10. I follow your Blog

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  11. following on twitter!

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  13. My kids would love this, but I also work at a daycare with infants and toddlers and we could really use this up there! The kids would love it and it would be a lot of fun for them!

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  14. I follow via google friend connect!

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  15. I'd give this to my nephew for Christmas!!

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  17. This would be for my son. He would love it. Loves his trucks and this would fit right in there. Great way to get him to eat vegetables..lol
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  18. I am following on google friends
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  20. I would give it to my son because he loves trucks

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  22. I would give the construtive eating utensils to my youngest nephew because he is obsessed with vehicles and would love this set.

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  23. I am a current follower.

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  24. I am a facebook fan of constructive eating.

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  25. I subscribe in google reader.

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  28. I would either keep these for my son or give them to one of my nephews! They all love trucks and things!
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  29. I'm a GFC follower!
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  30. i subscribe in a reader!
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  32. I'd give these to my neighbor/friend. Her son is about to have a b'day

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  34. i would give to my nephew

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  37. I would give these to my 2 year old grandson. He is a picky eater, but these might help!
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  38. I follow your blog publicly.
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  40. I would give this to my nephew. He'd love it!

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  43. I would give this to my son! He's just now big enough that he wants to use his eating utensils himself, plus he loves toy cars! Thanks for the contest! codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  44. I follow you via Google Friend Connect / Blogger codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  45. I follow you on twitter (un:codisweepstakes) & tweeted: http://twitter.com/codisweepstakes/status/22601733508 codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  47. I'm a fan of Constructive Eating via Facebook. un:codipayne codisweepstakes2 (@) gmail(dot)com

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  48. Without a doubt this is the set for my son. He LOVES interesting plates - says it makes food fun.

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  49. I would love to get this for my nephew. He loves construction vehicles and would have a blast while eating. Such a neat idea.

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  50. I would give this to my grandson, he loves playing with his tractor!
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  51. I follow you on GFC.
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  52. i would give this to my son because he would love them!

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  56. liked constructive eating on fb

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  57. My nephew would absolutely love this. So I would give it to him to make his day.

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  58. these look great - i would give them to my younger daughter who is learning to eat with utensils

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  61. following you on twitter at rosidentevil
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  62. I would give this to my son. The little scoop thing would be great for helping him to eat neater.

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  63. I'm a follower.

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  64. subscriber via Google reader

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  65. this would be great for my daughter she just loves trucks! this would help her eat dinner better! suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  66. My 2.5-year-old loves trucks but hates using utensils - looks like a great way to make us both happy!

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  67. I would give this to my nephew. He is a truck fiend, everything dinosaurs and trucks.

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  68. I am a public follower of your blog

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  69. I follow you on Twitter and tweeted
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  71. I "Like" Constructive Eating on Facebook
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  72. My 18 month old son, Levin loves trucks and would make eating time a whole lot of fun for him!

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  73. http://twitter.com/turtlexing81/status/22762576753

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  74. My son because he's into construction :)

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