Is fussy eating normal in children?
Yes, it’s quite normal for toddlers to refuse or even try new foods. The NHS advise looking at what your child eats over a period of a week, rather than over a day.
How much salt can children have?
Salt intake should be low for children. Official guidelines recommend no more than 1g of salt a day for babies under 12 months, rising to 2g a day for those aged between 1-3 years’ old.
Why is fun at the table important?
Making the dining table an enjoyable place to be, is the best way to get kids to the table and keep them there.
We all know that children learn through play, and the National Toy Council add that children with a wide range of well-selected toys are more likely to be “challenged and stimulated”.
Why are family meal times so important?
Families that dine together, tend to have better eating habits, such as consuming more fruit and vegetables. It’s also one of the few occasions in a day when families can be together, and helps form bonds and cohesiveness.
Why don’t children sit still at the table?
Especially between the ages of 18 months and four years old, children discover their independence and personality. With this comes a desire to explore the world around them, as they develop fine motor and thinking skills. While this is great for discovering the world around them, it can also be challenging at mealtimes.
Is it ok for kids to play with toys at the table?
If toys bring comfort to a child, or makes the more comfortable, happy or settled at the table, then it’s no bad thing. We worked with registered dietitian and child nutritionist Dr Frankie Phillips, to ask her view on the matter. In her top tips for making mealtimes happy, she said:
“Play games, have fun, touch and smell foods to help familiarise, play ‘here comes the Choo-Choo train’ if younger ones need a bit of help trying something new - whatever it takes to make them feel settled and happy. It’s all about creating positive associations around mealtimes!”
Should I buy melamine or polypropylene plastics for kids?
This is a personal choice. There has been some concern over melamine following certain studies.
We extensively researched the market, speaking to industry experts, when creating Munchy Play tableware, and decided to use polypropylene plastic for its versatility, safety record and recyclability.
Which children’s high chairs can be used at a table?
There’s plenty of choice when it comes to children’s high chairs, to suit every need. One of these includes high chairs without trays which allow children to sit at a table. One of our favourites is the Stokke Tripp Trapp chair which adapts as your baby grows.
Why are Munchy Plates so special?
Munchy Play® is the creator of the first children’s plate with a built-in track for play. We own the design rights and trade mark, meaning that we own the exclusive design.
Should we still be using plastic plates?
There’s a difference between disposable plastics such as straws and plastic bags that are throwaway items, versus reusable plastics that encourage long-term use.
Unlike disposable items, our children’s plates are durable and intended for day-to-day use. Plus they can be recycled at the end of their use. We think that’s a positive thing.
My child is obsessed with toy trains, what plate do you recommend?
We’ve all been there! Our Choo-Choo Plate is perfect for locomotive-loving tots. Kids can whizz trains around meals on a journey through the countryside, it's a lot of fun!
My child loves toy cars, what plate do you recommend?
It would have to be the Vroom-Vroom Plate. Drivers can zoom cars around the racetrack, wave to the crowds, take a pit stop to ‘refuel’ and claim pole position past the chequered flag.
What’s the best kids plate for playing with figurines or dolls?
Our Tea Party Plate features a picnic blanket with settings for three guests and one VIP! It makes mealtimes ‘roar-some’ and is great to play with figurines, dolls and toys.
Why are gender-neutral products important?
We believe that children should be able to play without limitations. Gender neutral products allow children to explore the possibility of play without being defined by their gender. This is important and empowering, especially during children’s formative years. Our products are simply defined as ‘products for children’, and are made, manufactured and marketed to both girls and boys.
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