Toddler Meal Time Essentials
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Parenting,  Toddlers

Must Have Toddler Meal Time Essentials

*This post contains affiliate links. Don’t worry I don’t reccommend anything I don’t use and love!

Mealtime with a toddler can be a challenge.

Unfortunately, it’s something us parents must fight with multiple times a day.

If your toddler is anything like mine, the meal tends to end up everywhere except for his mouth.

I’m talking walls, floors, his hair, just everywhere, except where I would like it to go.

This can be frustrating after you just spent twenty minutes preparing their meal while he screamed about how hungry he was.

On top of that my toddler is on the low end of the growth chart which means his doctor is pressuring us for weight gain.

Although you can’t force feed your toddler, there are some toddler mealtime essential products that can help make mealtime more fun for your little one and less of a headache for you.

Listed below are some of my favorite toddler mealtime essential products we use every day in our household.

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Qshare Toddler Plate

This awesome plate sticks to your table or high chair surface.  Seriously! That means no plates thrown on the ground or smeared in their hair. Bonus points that they come in fun shapes and colors to make mealtime more fun.  My little guy loves the dinosaur!


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Waterproof Silicone Bib With Pocket

These bibs didn’t exist when I had my first.  Sometime in the last few years, a genius invented these bibs with pockets. All that spaghetti that would usually land in your toddler’s lap, staining their shorts and shirt, now land in this handy pocket that easily wipes clean with the closest baby wipe!


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Ikea 36-piece Dinnerware Set

Oh, how I love Ikea.  This set of utensils, cups, and bowls gives you enough hardware to ignore your dishes for up to two days while still being able to feed your toddler! All for one affordable, low price! 

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Ingenuity Smart Clean Toddler Booster

Although we are not always successful, we try to eat meals at the table.  This handy booster keeps your toddler sitting in one place for mealtime, and then easily snaps apart to quickly clean it. No caked in 6-month-old food in this booster. I love how easily and quickly I can get this booster looking brand new.

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Go & Grow Milk Based Toddler Drink 

As I mentioned before my little guy would prefer not to eat, but just live off of milk and crackers. His doctor is adamantly against this diet plan but understands toddlers have a mind of their own.  She suggested these go and grow pouches.  I love that they are individually packaged.  We only use them in his morning milk so the can usually goes bad before we use it all. These packages prevent the waste and make it easy to measure out when I’m preparing his cup of milk before my eyes have fully opened for the day.

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Clean Smart Nursery & High Chair Cleaner

This cleaner makes you feel a little less guilty when your toddler smears his food all over the tray and then licks it off.  Cleaning with this cleaner leaves you confident that you’ve killed all of the germs without exposing your little one to harsh chemicals.


Getting a toddler to eat a balanced diet is not easy but I hope these must have toddler mealtime essentials help make that fight just a little bit easier!

If you’ve found any products that have been life-changing in the mealtime department I’d love to hear about them!

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