Piggy Platter - The Solution?
As soon as my second son was old enough to sit in a booster at the dinner table, I was more than happy to pass on his high chair to my sister. Frankly, I’ve never been a fan of high chairs. It always seemed I spent more time cleaning the crumbs from the crevices than feeding my kids. In 0.25 seconds, the cheerios and crackers would end up pulverized to mere crumbs, of course congregating under the pad of the high chair. What I thought was being eaten up by my little goblin, always seemed to magically end up under his seat. The worst culprits mashed bananas, rice and couscous. A friend mentioned that she even found herself using a toothpick to clean out the crevices. Hearing that, I knew I made a good decision to do away with what some would find essential baby gear.
While switching to a booster solved some problems, it didn’t really address the problem of the mess. It seems though a local Portland mama came up with an ingenious solution – the Piggy Platter. Lindy came up with the idea over a bowl of deliciously sticky oatmeal that her two-year-old son was spreading into every nook and cranny of their wood dining room table. How cool is that? It’s also good to know that 10% of all profits are donated to Feed the Children.
I’m curious, how you combat the messiness of mealtimes? Do you take proactive steps to avoid foods that create the most mess?