You know that saying about some things just selling themselves? That’s pretty much the case with Innobaby’s Din Din Smart Bus Platter. Innobaby graciously provided it for me to review, and it’s hard to say anything negative about a bus-shaped kid’s plate. I used it to serve my toddler an Easter-themed breakfast this morning:
Here’s what I love:
- High quality stainless steel. It’s thick, sturdy, and will last you several kids, easily.
- Five compartments forces you to serve a variety of options, which is perfect for kids. American meals are so often about one big protein and two sides; the platter is modeled after Korean-style lunch trays that feature two “mains”–rice and stew or meat–and three sides.
- It’s versatile, holding enough food for a complete meal or for a light snack.
- It’s appealing. Making mealtime playful engages kids and is a great way to get them to try new foods.
What’s good to know:
- The size ought to fit on any high chair tray; it fits perfectly on our Fisher Price booster.
- It may slide around, but that’s easily remedied with a drawer liner remnant or silicone trivet.
- The platter can be bought on its own, with a lid, or you can buy the lid separately. Since I didn’t receive the lid to review, I can’t speak to its effectiveness, but I could see it being great for storing leftovers in the fridge or for a meal on the go:
Along with the Din Din platter, I received a bento container to review. It’s a nice, deep container with an external plastic “sleeve” that insulates and also allows the locking lid to snap in place. While I ooh’d and ahh’d over the roomy size, my toddler noticed the design right away and squealed, “fishy!” Instant fan right there.
I used the container to serve her dinner, and I put piping hot chow mein noodles and gyoza in it. I usually refrain from serving very hot food on stainless steel because it makes the plate too hot for little hands. The plastic sleeve warmed slightly, but was comfortable enough for my toddler to carry from the kitchen to the dinner table. I can easily see myself using this bento in our school lunch rotation.
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