Back in April I wrote about how pleased I was that Thurston had graduated on to a toddler cup (http://wp.me/p2fxub-1b) which was the Brother Max 4-in-1 Trainer Cup. This cup is amazing. The handles are designed completely differently to all the other toddler cups on the market and the angle of them made it effortless for Thurston to master drinking from it. There are 4 ways to use this cup so I hope we will get a lot more use out of ours.
Since I bought the cup for Thurston, Brother Max has been my first port of call for anything new that the kids might need. Any parenting gripe I have had has been solved by one of Brother Max’s creative, clever products.
The next thing I needed was a deep bowl for Thurston to try and eat more ‘saucy’ foods from. Brother Max suggested the Easy-Hold Weaning Bowl Set. The bowl is a lovely deep round bowl with a handle to make it easy for kids to hold it steady while they scoop. It has a divider to keep dry foods seperate from wet food which is really useful if your child has sensory issues like Thurston does. It also has a suction grip to keep it on the table, and a lid and 2 spoons for travelling. Thurston was much more able to scoop his food onto a spoon using this bowl as he could use the deep sides to load the food on.
Problem number two was a messy one. While I get on with the usual household tasks in the morning, I quite often treat Thurston to some Organix crisps as a snack. However, he likes to take advantage of me being distracted and lob the whole lot on the floor, then smash them into the carpet which is delightful. I decided to give the Brother Max Easy-Hold 2-in-1 Snack Pot Bowl a try to see if the mess could be prevented. The bowl is fairly similar to the weaning bowl. It has the same deep sides and easy-grip handle, but it has a flexible soft lid. The lid keeps the food in the bowl but is soft enough for little hands to reach in and out for their snacks. Thurston really loved the little ladybird pot and seemed to think it was a lucky dip. He was genuinely surprised that it was a crisp each time he grabbed for a bite to eat! The great thing about the snack pot is that you can use it out and about too, so there will be less mushed-up food in the buggy and car seat.
The latest problem I’ve encountered is actually with my older children. Now that the weather is hotting up (on&0ff!), the boys need to keep their drinks cool for school, school trips, beach outings, BBQs and sports days. I bought them each a 2-Drinks Cooler Sports Bottle and they are thrilled with them. These sports bottles look really futuristic and unique. There is an inner bottle which is seperate from the outer bottle. This means you can choose to have 2 different drinks in 1 bottle. Alternatively, like I did, you can freeze the inner so that it keeps the outer drink cool, and can then be drunk once they have thawed. These bottles are such a fantastic idea, they will be constantly in use through the summer months.
Brother Max is a really innovative, creative, unusual and friendly kids’ company. They have genuinely new ideas and each idea seems to really solve a common parenting issue. They keep coming up with more fabulous products and so my shopping list is ever growing. I currently am saving up for some of their lovely bath toys and I am really keen to get the Bear Carry and Hang Nightlight to help the children feel comforted at night.
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