Eleanor is officially eating solids, and loving it! You would think I’d be an expert in feeding babies since Eleanor is my 4th, but Mike and I choose a little bit of a different rout choose how to introduce solids to Eleanor. With our last 3 babies, we choose to spoon feed purees. And while there is absolutely nothing wrong with choosing to feed you baby puree’s, we had heard a lot about baby led weaning and decided to give it a go with Eleanor.
The one thing that Mike and I have noticed hasn’t changed by choosing baby led weaning is the mess. No matter how you choose to feed your little one, you can expect there to be a mess. And if just thinking about mess makes sends a little shiver down your spine (because who really like to scrape dried yogurt from the floor, highchair, and baby?), then Kushies is for you!
Kushies creates and provides an innovative collection of quality baby products and accessories. They are located in Stoney Creek, Ontario. More than half of their products are proudly manufactured in Canada. Kushies offers multiple products ranging from layette, bedding, bath, feeding and outerwear, to name a just a few. I was given the opportunity to test out some of Kushies baby feeding products from their Sili line.
Products I tested: Silicatch Bib, Silisoft Bib, Siliplate, Silifeed Spoons, and CleanMat:
This is not my first time using Kushies. I’ve been using their feeding products for years. Something I love about Kushies feeding products is how easy they are to keep clean. The Silicatch bib, Silifeed spoons, and Siliplate are all dishwasher safe. The Silisoft bib is dishwasher safe, and the CleanMat wipes clean easily with just a damp cloth. Their products are also BPA, PVC, Lead, Phthalate free, making them safe for everyone in your family.
Something else I love about Kushies feeding products is they are also versatile. Their feeding plates can also be adorable baking moulds (yes, they are oven safe! #amazing), or a handy craft helper – we love ours for painting activities too. Their CleanMats also make a cute mat for playtime and make a great picnic ‘blanket’ at the park.
A Little More About The Products I Tested:
CleanMat: This mat comes in a couple super cute prints. They are made from 100% nylon, which is a very durable material that’s really easy to clean. They are also BPA, PVC, lead, and phthalate free. These large mats are great for protecting your floors and carpets from spills and stains. Also doubles as an amazing picnic blanket or mat for those messy art projects.
Silisoft Bib: This bib features a soft waterproof top and a lightweight and super soft silicone catch-all pocket for easy feeding. It comes in a large variety of super prints and is machine washable. My favourite feature is the velcro closure. It doesn’t get stuck on hair or other fabrics in the wash.
Silicatch Bib: This bib is made with super soft silicone in playful colours. It’s very lightweight and comes in a lot of fun colour choices. The adjustable neckline means it will fit on Eleanor of her older sister. My favourite thing about this bib is that it’s dishwasher safe. How amazing is that?
Siliplate: The Siliplate is not only adorable, but it also suctions to most tables, countertops, and trays … meaning this plate stays put. It comes in a car shape and a butterfly shape (as shown), and is dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and oven safe. My favourite thing about this plate is how versatile it is. You can use it as a super cute baking mould or craft tray after baby is weaned.
Silifeed Spoons: These spoons are lightweight, making them perfect for a little hand to hold. They are one piece of food grade silicone and hold the perfect amount of food for a baby’s mouth. There are also dishwasher safe, making keeping them clean a breeze. Besides the bright colours, my favourite thing about these spoons is their shape makes it ideal for a little mouth. Other baby spoons can be too wide, some too small … but I find these spoons hold the perfect amount of food for a baby’s mouth.
See the Kushies products in action (really just an excuse to post pictures of Eleanor, Haha!)
And now for a giveaway! Enter below to win a $50 Kushies gift card to shop online at kushiesonline.ca.
This contest is open to Canada only. It closes October 6, 2017.