As babies grow into toddlers, they're introduced to a whole new world. Their senses are overloaded with new sights, sounds, textures, and tastes. For kids, mealtime is more than a time to eat food; it's a time to enjoy new experiences. It's a time of play, laughter, and curiosity. Eventually, you'll want to introduce your child to their own tableware, including baby bowls, plates, cups, forks, and spoons. When your little one is old enough, adding these elements adds a whole new dimension of interest to eating.
Letting your little one feed themselves has many benefits:
- Work on fine motor skills such as grasping and coordination
- Help their bodily awareness skills
- Nurture independence and confidence
- Take a responsibility off of your shoulders
Choosing the Right Tableware
Choosing the right tableware for your baby isn't complicated, with many options available. However, not all products are created equally. You'll want to select tableware that is not fragile or breakable and doesn't contain any part that is a potential choking hazard. You may even consider a baby bowl that suctions to your table's surface to prevent any major messes. Consider purchasing something made of safe, eco-friendly, and high-quality materials to ensure your baby’s health and safety.
Things To Consider
Before settling on your child's new tableware set, there are a few things you will want to consider to ensure you are getting the most for your money.
Scientifically, colour is important for kids. Children are attracted to brightly coloured objects as they stand out in their field of vision. This is extremely important as they learn to categorise things and distinguish forms. Choosing colourful bowls and other tableware essentials may optimise your child's focus, helping them get the most out of mealtime. It may also make them more likely to eat what's in front of them if their tableware is in their favourite colour!
Choosing tableware that helps you remain aware of your child's eating habits may be critical for proper growth and development. It's essential to track what kinds of nutrients your child is getting so you can ensure they are staying healthy. You may consider a divided plate to keep things organised, which will help you identify what your child is loving and what they're not.
If you already have a baby, you know it's not uncommon for your perfectly crafted plate of food to be thrown straight to the floor for the dog to enjoy. This messy problem is easily solvable with tableware that suctions to your table, such as a child-friendly suction bowl. Strong suction will make it difficult for your child to move and pull off, which means less stress and mess. However, we can't promise your baby won't throw their food on the floor sometimes, as this is usually a normal part of kids learning the law of cause and effect.
Odds are, your growing little one is all about sensory experiences right now. They love to chew, suck on, and touch anything in their line of sight. When choosing which tableware is right for you and your child, you'll want to choose a soft, flexible material, such as a silicone bowl.
Is Silicone Safe?
Yes, silicone is a safe material for your favourite baby products. Silicone is soft and flexible yet firm, ensuring that your products last throughout your child's growth. Silicone is also dishwasher safe, making it incredibly easy to clean. It also comes in a wide variety of colours and shapes, ensuring that there is something your little one will be interested in.
Silicone is also oven-safe, microwave-safe, and freezer-safe, making it an incredibly versatile and functional material.
Brightberry products are made with complete practicality and functionality in mind. After experiencing the frustration of low-quality baby tableware herself, Brightberry founder Mateya wanted a better solution for mums everywhere. She put her industrial design experience to work, thinking through every aspect of her products. The goal was to create something cute and optimally functional–so that's exactly what she did.
Brightberry is a family-owned business run out of sunny Queensland, Australia, by Mateya and her husband. She is originally from Slovenia and loves to live on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with her husband, son, and daughter.
For Busy Families and Independent Children
At Brightberry, we know that independence is crucial for proper childhood development, which is why all our products promote self-feeding. Our suction bowl design features inwardly curved walls that make scooping a breeze, while our spoons' arched design is ideal for grasping. The super-strong suction base of our products aims to keep mealtime messes in check so everyone is happier.
Eco-Friendly Products For Responsible Consumers
We are committed to minimising our environmental impact by using recycled materials and eliminating waste. We are proud to offer your choice of 100 per cent recyclable or zero-waste packing. Our silicone bowl and other products are durable and able to maintain their quality forever, reducing the environmental impact of cheap, easily breakable materials.
We are also proud to offer a take-back initiative, available to you as soon as your little one grows out of their tableware. In partnership with the QLD charity Baby Give Back, we now accept your used Brightberry products to be donated to a good cause. If your tableware is no longer usable, we will recycle it properly.
Brightberry – Quality, Functional Tableware For Your Baby
As your baby enters a wondrous world of discovery, they deserve functional products that inspire them to be proud and independent. Brightberry is happy to bring you baby bowls and other incredible products that make mealtime a breeze. Brightberry tableware is everything your child needs for happy growth and experience in mealtime, from soup to cereal to spaghetti to mac and cheese.