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Nuby Makes Mealtime Fun!

If you’re the parent to preschool-aged kids, you know that meals can be a real battle. Our boys are 3 & 5, and while our 3-year-old eats pretty much anything, our 5-year-old is PICKY with a capital “P” (he totally gets it from me, I fully admit)! Anyway, it helps a lot to make meals more fun, and Nuby has done just that with their fun iMonster dishes. They can be used for kids as young as 18 months, but I’ll tell you – the boys debated over who’d get to use which dishes – they thought they were SO cool.

Can you tell C (our 3-year-old) loves this plate?

All of the iMonster dishes we reviewed are available at and at Burlington Coat Factory, in case you want to get some for your own little monster!

We also got to try out some feeding bowls (we use these great colorful plastic bowls for cereal – they can be found at, Amazon,, and Walmart) and sippy cups. Both of the boys are old enough to drink out of “big kid” cups and do at the dinner table. But when they’re wanting drinks throughout the day we still use sippy cups to keep spills at bay. The cups we received are both fun, easy to clean, and work well at not dripping.

The Sports Sipper on the left is available at Amazon & Walmart, and the insulated cup on the right can be found at, Kmart, Target, & Walmart.

What doyou do to make mealtime fun for your little one(s)?

Note: I am a Nuby Mom Blogger and received these products to facilitate our review. I was not compensated monetarily for this post. All opinions are honest and are my own.


Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups {Giveaway!}

Even though our boys are 3 & 4 1/2, sippy cups are still a daily part of life. While at the dinner table they use “big kid” cups, but we love using sippy cups for milk in the mornings so they can hang out with it in the living room, or with dark-colored juices so we don’t have to worry about a spill.

We got a chance recently to review Tommee Tippee Explora cups, and I jumped at the chance. For one thing, I knew the boys would love to get new cups (it’s the little things in life, right?) and for another I’m always on the lookout for truly spill-proof cups. All of the cups we’ve tried so far have allowed at least a little leaking to take place, which every parent knows is not a good thing when in the hands of bound-to-spill-if-at-all-possible preschoolers.

These cups are great. They’re insulated, and the boys loved how there’s a pattern on the inner portion of the cup behind the main graphic.

The lids for these cups are great, too. They’ll work for those as young as 24 months, but the way the spout is makes it feel more like a coffee mug – definitely not a “little kid” feel to it. This is SO important for us because the boys will reject anything that seems babyish.

Beyond that, though, the valve underneath the lid does a great job of allowing liquid through when kids are drinking without letting it through otherwise.

And of course, I love that these cups are Phthalate-free, BPA Free, PVC-Free and are also dishwasher safe. They fit just what we need and we’ve been really impressed with the quality of the cups. The only bad thing? The boys only want to use these cups, so for now we’ve been doing a lot of washing – guess we need to make a trip to Target and pick up a few more!

As I mentioned, the Tommee Tippee Explora sippy cups can be found at Target and on their website, but guess what – you can enter to win your own package of cups right now!

One lucky reader will win their own package of Tommee Tippee Explora cups! This giveaway is open to all U.S. & Canadian residents ages 18+. Entries will be accepted until the end of the day (midnight Central) Saturday, May 19. By entering this giveaway you agree to the Official Rules.

Mandatory Entry: Head to the Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cups page on to find your favorite cup, and comment on this post with a link to that favorite!

(Only valid after the required entry has been completed)

Please leave a comment for each extra entry – if you blog about this giveaway and get 2 entries, for example, comment 2 times.

Note: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups. I received a Tommee Tippee Explora Sippy Cup product as well as a promotional item as a thanks for my participation. All opinions are honest and those of myself and my family.