Anybody who has been around a baby learning to eat knows that kids LOVE to throw food and dishes around on purpose. Because it’s funny…to them, not to the unlucky mom who has to clean it up! We also know that toddlers and preschoolers accidentally knock plates and bowls off the table, leaving mom in the same predicament. Have you heard of Baby Diner? It’s supposed to prevent these spills from happening – let me tell you about it.
The Baby Diner contraption uses suction cups to keep your baby’s dishes on the table or high chair tray. All you have to do is press the Baby Diner on to any smooth tabletop and then press a plate or bowl on top of it. The suction cups secure the items to the table and are supposed to prevent accidental (and in my girls’ cases, intentional) knocking dishes on the floor.
Baby Diner is supposed to work with any smooth bottom plate like plastic, china, glass, ceramic and stoneware. However, if the bottom of the plate has a rough texture (think info or brand labels embossed on the bottom) then it won’t work properly.
You also have to make sure that the suction cups are very clean in order for them to provide a strong enough suction. Speaking from experience, I had to clean them after each use because, inevitably, food got on them.
Baby Diner is phthalate, Lead & BPA Free. You can purchase it for around $10. I didn’t think it worked very well, but I know lots of moms who use it successfully.
Have you used Baby Diner? What do you think of it?
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