Thursday, October 29, 2009
I just received the evenflo products in the mail to try with the twins and they really love them especially the spoons and stackable bowls. The spoons were the right size and shape to help Maddie grasp the concept of trying to feed herself. Evenflo has kids and moms in mind because these products teach you the correct portion sizes in a fun way with the bright colored stackable bowls and the bright insulated cups. I like the new idea and I love the fact that they make labels to stick onto the bowls and cups so when my girls go to the church nursery they know whose cup it is. Now the only challenge they have is figuring out who is who with my twin girls Abbie and Maddie.
Here is some information about the Evenflo smart steps line from mom central:
As Moms we often find ourselves bombarded with either frightening childhood obesity studies or complex strategies to deal with perpetually picky eaters—all focused on healthy, nutritious eating for kids. Even at our own dinner tables, we often struggle to convince our kids there's more to dinner than plain buttered pasta and chicken fingers. And while we need to jumpstart our toddlers towards a lifetime of healthy eating, getting there can be especially tough given fussy eaters, busy schedules, older kids, after-school activities, and everything else that gets in the way.
Evenflo recognized this struggle at mealtimes and just launched a new Smart Steps line for toddlers, offering us a clever solution to foster lifelong healthy eating habits. Two favorites: an Insulated Cup designed to help toddlers transition to drinking out of a cup thanks to the soft spout that lets them sip confidently (with no spills!), and the Portion Plate teaching kids to know portion size, eat a balanced meal with its divided colorful sections and even challenges them to explore new food in a tiny "try it for the first time" cup (two peas will do!).
Smart Steps offers insightful, educational strategies for understanding how toddlers think about food, building on core guidelines that help nurture healthy eating habits developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Do you have a picky eater at home? Here are a few tips compliments of the Smart Steps website:
• Let your kids be "produce pickers" at the store. If they can pick out their own fruits and veggies – they'll be more inclined to eat them
• Invite your kids to prepare meals with you. All of that mixing, mashing and measuring will make them want to taste what they are prepping.
• Offer choices. Rather than ask "Do you want broccoli for dinner?" ask "Which would you like for dinner: broccoli or cauliflower?"
More tips can be found online at http://www.evenflo.com/smartsteps. On the site, you can also take the Smart Steps Quiz to determine your parental feeding style and discover where you fall on the Smart Steps Eating Arc.
Seriously check out the link below and you can download a money saving coupon for Evenflo SmartSteps products
I wrote this review while participating in a blog campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Evenflo and received a sample to facilitate my candid review. In addition, Mom Central sent me a gift card to thank me for taking the time to participate