When a baby is born, parents are entrusted with a whole new set of responsibilities. One of those responsibilities is buying clothes, tools, kits, and toys for the baby—including a suction plate. If you’re a new parent, the idea of shopping for baby-safe dishware may throw you off. After all, why the need for new plates? Babies like to throw and break things. It’s simply not safe from them to use fragile ceramic plates.
As the name suggests, a suction plate literally has a suction mechanism underneath that allows it to stick to the table. This keeps your child from throwing the plate or pushing it around. The result is mess-free and hassle-free eating time. Isn’t that what everyone wants?
Apart from having a suction base, the ideal suction plate will also have the following features: a lid, dividers, 100% food-grade material, non-toxic, microwave-safe, dishwasher-safe, hypoallergenic, and odour and stain-resistant.
With a lid, it will be easier for you to store the food in the refrigerator after eating or prep the baby’s food before storing to save time. Dividers allow you to put together all kinds of goodies on the plate without worrying about them mixing.
Of course, to ensure that your child is safe, be on the lookout for safety features (non-toxic, BPA-free, 100% food-grade material, and hypoallergenic). And to make everything a breeze for you as a busy parent, choose microwave and dishwasher-safe suction plates. Silicone can be a great material to choose when buying a suction plate because it is odour and stain-resistant. This makes cleaning a breeze. What’s more, silicone is a durable material that lasts longer when cleaned and stored properly.
There are various kinds of suction plates available—with lid, with divider, bowl, plate, with mat, etc. Many of them are colourful or shaped into different objects and animal to make eating time much more fun for your little one. With all of these features and benefits, you could never go wrong with any suction plate.