Weaning time brings a whole new level of mess and chaos to parenting life. You'll find food splattered everywhere, from your baby's face, the floor, to far flung corners of the kitchen (you are in for a cleaning treat). And while we can't control the mess dinner time will bring, what we can control is the cuteness of the actual dinnerware, which is always a big plus for us here at TME.
Here are some of our favourite brands. Now bring on the mess!
1. BUDDY & BEAR
We've long been lusting after these dinner sets from the gorgeous brand Buddy & Bear, who wouldn't love eating from a bowl or plate decorated with stylish clouds or bunnies? (Well your toddler may still make a fuss, but that's not down to the design but simply their unpredictable whims haha). Easy to wash, these sets are also a pretty option for gifts and very affordable too!
2. MAMAS AND PAPAS
With cute animal prints and letter typography, this dinner set (see first pic above) from Mamas and Papas will help entertain your little one during meal times. The beautiful melamine set will complement your own tableware, so you can enjoy stylish meals together as a family.
Not only does Bamboobamboo get our pick for being environmentally friendly, their bowls and plates are also really practical and come in a great range of bright colours. And if like me you've gone through a lot of suction-based bowls, you'll be pleased to discover that these ones ACTUALLY stick!! Hurrah! Only downside is the need to wash these by hand rather than in the dishwasher, which when you are a busy mama can be a tad annoying.
Is your little one a fan of animals? Then this dinner set from Sebra is for you: why not play the game that they need to finish all your lovingly handmade food in order to reveal which Arctic animals await them on the plate. Also comes in a fab dinosaur range. We found this one at Scandi Born.
All the heart eyes for this gorgeous Scandi brand. Offering a selection of tableware and bibs, Scandi Born also stock Liewood, and their pieces are just so damn cute. One of my personal faves is the pink cat set. No actually the panda set. Actually scrap that, they are ALL MY FAVES. Made from bamboo or wood, these are dishwasher proof which gets a big tick from us.
6. KOKO KIDS
Koko Kids has a range of dinner sets that are more classic in style, made of bamboo fibre. They come in two designs: Vintage Floral and Circus Animals. Colourful and fun, these can't help but put a smile on even the grumpiest face at dinner time.