We are always on the go.
This means being prepared for Gellibean when we are traveling away from home with her healthy snacks and food that she enjoys. I have to be careful what I feed her. I like to make everything I possibly can, but I do supplement what I cannot bake or prepare with healthy store bought snacks from a local health food store.
Like for example, today, Gelli and I had some errands to run and since her nanny has gone home, it’s just me and my little girl again. This makes it challenging for me to get work done on the computer without plopping her in front of the tv for a little while. But, as long as we are in the same room room together, I feel like it isn’t THAT bad, especially when Disney Junior has educational shows that keep her moving and dancing around.
Gelli and I started our day together very early with her brothers and sister. She ate breakfast with them at the kitchen counter and then after having a morning bath we were off to the supermarket. I feel like Gelli’s heaviest meal of the day is breakfast. In fact, she probably has two or three small brekkies a day when we are together. This morning she ate brown rice with adobo flakes and scrambled eggs with corn and cheese. (Scrambled eggs with corn and cheese is a very popular egg choice in this house.) After that, while I was showering and getting ready, she also had some freshly sliced mango.
Since we were going to the grocery store and the mall, I made sure to pack some of Gelli’s snacks in her Avent feeding set. My most favorite part about the different compartments is that they have toppers. It makes it easy for me to pack different snacks without them getting mixed up with each other.
So, I was able to pack her favorite raisin bread, fresh grapes, and cheerios. Cheerios are her absolute favorite type of cereal and she asks for it by signing vigorously.
Because she eats her cereal by herself, this feeding set is also a great help. It has this little suction cup thingie that you can remove and attach in any place that is convenient. This means that if she’s eating in her high chair I can attach it just as easily as if she were eating at the kitchen counter with her siblings.
Here is a video of her eating breakfast from another day. Here she is eating corned beef, scrambled eggs and brown rice all by herself. I think it’s super important to teach our kids how to eat by themselves, even if it’s a little messy in the beginning, it allows for everyone to eat together at the same time and the nanny doesn’t have to stand over her making “subo.” (spoonful)
The spoon that comes with the feeding set is great for emerging self feeders. This feeding set is great for infants starting to eat solids AND can grow with your kid too. Usually when the babies are smaller you only will give a small amount of pureed food at first. The two smaller containers are perfect for this type of feeding especially if you don’t like your fruits and veggies mixing until you are ready for them to be mixed. Once your child is a little bigger, you can use the partitioned sections for the different dishes you want to serve. (like rice and one meat dish)
In our case for today, since we were on the go, there was nothing that would spill because it was all finger food for Gellibean
Once you remove the smaller containers with the toppers it’s a double divided container that you can put rice on one side (or mashed potatoes or any other carbohydrate) and your viand and vegetables on the other side.
When Gelli is done eating, since she hasn’t really mastered her language skills yet, she tends to throw whatever is left of her food and her plate on the floor. This is something I am trying to curb, of course because I don’t want her to think that it’s ok to throw your food or plate on the floor. I’m sure she will figure it out in her time, but for now, I have to watch very closely while she is eating to see if she is full so I can clear her tray before everything ends up on the floor.
Since I’m also starting to learn about bento box packing for the kids, this feeding set will come in handy in the future for when Gelli starts preschool, but don’t worry, I’m not rushing her. I’m having too much fun with her here at home.
If you would like to purchase Avent products you can check out Babyland, Rustan’s, SM stores, and Robinsons, or visit you can visit the Philips Avent Facebook page for more information.
This is a Philips Avent sponsored post. Because I was lucky enough to be chosen as one of their Trusted Moms, I have been given the opportunity to experience their new products first hand with Gelli, and because I encourage independence in all of my children when it comes to eating, I was happy to review and write about this product honestly for them.