When I first heard about Midwest Monkeys Safe Sizer Choking Prevention Plates for kids, I was definitely interested in their product. I have three kids, one at 10 years old, one at 5 years old and our youngest at almost 2 years old. Even though I have three kids, there are still times that I wonder if my youngest’s food is cut small enough. I have never had to experience any of my kids choking on anything but that has always been a big worry of mine especially when they transition from baby food to real food. I was thrilled to receive the opportunity to work with Midwest Monkeys on a review and they sent me one of their Safe Sizer Plates for my use and review.
We received this adorable plate featuring a monkey with his banana. It’s your typical size kid plate and it’s glossy and really cute! You may notice the little circular area on the plate where it says “Safe Sizer”. This is why I love it because there is a hole where you cut up the food, place the pieces inside to size it. After that, you are ready to serve!
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that food is cut into 1/2 inch pieces for children under 4 years old. The Safe Sizer is 1/2 inch in diameter which allows you to cut food to the right size to help prevent choking. “They are BPA free and exceed the new, tougher US Government standards for phthlates and lead.” After you have cut the food and made sure that all edges of the piece fit inside the ring, they are ready to be served!
Midwest Monkeys has received many awards for their Safe Sizer Choking Prevention Plate. As a mom, I think these plates are a wonderful addition to your child’s dinnerware under the age of 4 years. It’s definitely a great way to know if your child’s food is cut to the right size for safe eating. The plate designs are really cute and would appeal to all kids. They are very colorful and fun to eat from. The only drawback is that I have to make sure my son’s plate is always clean because he always wants his “monkey plate”! I definitely need to purchase a few more anyway because I love knowing that his food is cut to the right size. I hear a lot about portion control but I think this is also a great way to have “bite control”! The plates are not recommended for the microwave but they are dishwasher safe.
Win It! Special thanks to Midwest Monkeys as they are giving my readers a chance to win some of these plates for themselves! One of my lucky DustinNikki Mommy of Three readers will win a set of 3 plates of their Nature Series as pictured above!
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