This blog and instagram feed have been filled lately with the ramblings about the little picky eater we have in our house.
She is getting better every week. Things that she didn’t like before, have started to actually stay on her plate and not on the floor!
They are a few reasons why that is happening, and one I wanted to share today with you in our Life as A Toddler series!
Melissa Desrochers, the awesome mom behind this fun product I am about to tell you about, reached out to me a month or so ago after she read the first post we did on picky eaters.
When I saw what Melissa created, I was eager to try it. Eager to try anything to get this kiddo to eat one green bean, I mean one green anything would make me happy!
So, she introduced me to her creation… Pick-Ease.
The Start of Her Idea
The early idea for Pick Ease started around the time when her son was 22 months old (must be the age), and he became a fussy eater. After watching more picky eaters, she discovered that children seemed to really enjoy food when it was served on a toothpick. So, when her son started to refuse to eat, she went to the kitchen and started rolling up his sandwich meats and serving them on toothpicks. Problem was immediately solved.
She knew that she was onto something, but didn’t know what yet.
Now, I personally feel the way some of the parents she researched felt. I don’t really feel comfortable trying to use a toothpick to get Giuliana to eat. They are not kid-friendly in my eyes.
So after she found most parents didn’t want to use toothpicks to help their kiddos, and logged in many hours and lots of research, Pick- Ease was created.
Do They Really Work?
I know you are all asking, can this really solve my whole problem with my picky and fussy eater?
The answer: for me, it did help.
Did is solve the whole problem, not completely, but it definitely gave me another way to get her to eat!
Here is the reason I think it helped.
These little utensils, are a creative and easy for kids to pick up food with. It is similar to a fork, but shaped in a way that “jabbing” the food to pick it up is easier.
Giuliana holds it like a pencil actually!
We even got her to eat the dreaded green beans and peppers that she hates!
Pick- Ease are FDA approved, dishwasher safe, and also BPA FREE!
They come in 6 different fun packs! The one I choose for G was the Garden Pack, because she loves acting like she is smelling flowers and flying around the house like a butterfly! They are $8.99 a pack with 2 in each pack.
Here are some facts about the way it is shaped:
Designed For Kids
Head – The character sits on the head of the Pick-Ease. Most children hold their Pick-Ease by this piece.
Material – Pick-Ease is made of polypropylene, a BPA-free plastic. The plastic and the sticker are both easy-to-clean and, of course, dishwasher safe.
Handle – Younger children often use the handle to hold their Pick-Eases. It also acts as a stopping point for food.
End – The end is a rounded tip to pick up the food. It is pointy enough to pick up food, but not enough to hurt a child. (it was a tiny bit pointy than I expected, but not sharper than any other utensil we would give our kids to eat with)
Would I recommend it?
Of course! I truly believe Melissa has something fun going on for our kiddos to try.
I love the fact she is a mom, and an inventor of something. (big bonus in my book)
But, I also love that she is trying to help other moms. She saw a problem and she is trying to help those not have to go through what she did!
Thank you so much Melissa for sending us these, and giving us another way to combat the picky eaters in our life!
If you would like to connect with Melissa, and try out her products, here are some ways to do that.
I am able to give one lucky winner a pack of these! The contest will end 10/31.
Author: Nicole Mildren
Nicole Mildren is the author of Champagne To Crayons, first time mom, and celebrates motherhood in the best way she knows how; by remembering she is just not a mom. Owning her own business, and Marketing Director of the Pittsburgh MomCon helps her stay sane in the world of motherhood.