Mealtime: it happens at least 3 times a day, more often for some, but for every parent it comes with its challenges. The mess. The cleanup. The stepping in food, or needing to practically wear a bib to save ourselves yet another a change of clothes.
For some reason our kids can’t seem to understand that throwing food on the floor is not funny, nor fun for us, and yet it seems to happen every mealtime. However, with the help of the right bibs, booster seats, and these silicone mats that suction to the table, the amount of mess has lessened and we have not had to fear cleaning up whole bowls or plateful of food nor shards of ceramic from broken plates and bowls.
Enter the ezpz mats. They are 100 silicone, BPA, BPS, PVC & Phthalate free, dishwasher safe, hypo-allergenic, don’t harbor bacteria (silicone), and helps babies be more independent in promoting self-feeding which helps them with fine motor skill development as well.
We have 2 of their mats. We got the Happy Mat for Dominic (in green) 2 years ago and Audrey a Mini Mat (in coral) just last year. So far they have held up pretty well. PSA here: just don’t cut anything on them. No brainer, right, but I just thought I’d put it out there since it happened to us. Silicone is strong and awesome but not strong enough to endure a sharp knife. Dominic’s mat has a few cracks from bending now, but we have used it everyday, several times a day, for the last 2 years so I feel like we’ve gotten our full value. Audrey’s feels a bit more sturdy given the smaller radius, and it travels better. Size -wise the Happy Mat is bigger and better suited for older kids but I’m tempted to get Dominic a Mini Mat for when we travel or eat out because it’s way more portable, comes with a nifty zip bag to keep it clean, and he could always ask for seconds, right? Also the Happy Mat works great on big flat surfaces like a kitchen island or dining table but will be too big for a high chair tray. The mini mat will work with most but does not lay completely flat on our booster seat tray, so if she wants, she can still create a disaster. So far so good on that too.
The price tag is the reason why we only have one for each kid, with the Happy Mat retailing at $24.99 and the Mini Mat at $19.99, but they are having an Easter sale today until Friday only for 20% off with the promo code ezpzeaster, so I may snatch another one or two for the kiddos so we can keep one set in our travel bag along with the extra booster seat we keep in the car.
If you have seen us with these and have been intrigued and wanting to try them out, now is a great time to take advantage of this sale. It only goes until Friday, April 7, 2017. I haven’t seen them go on sale too often so I wanted to share this with you asap.
You can find them here! This is my referral link.
They just came out with a new Nordic collection with some pastel colors, and they have several different products I have yet to try. Go check them out! I also love that I’m supporting a Mom and Pop company which was started by a real mom with 3 boys who needed a solution for the same problems I experience every single day.