GizmoTots placemat review: How to stop baby throwing food
Genius. Almost. And it makes a great gift for new parents
- Natural suction
- Reduces risk of food displacement malfunctions
- Great gift
- Not infallible
This is the best solution we've seen yet, but don't expect baby not to eventually figure out a way of turning it upside down.
Price$ 30.00 (AUD)
Some presents arrive and take your breath away. As a tech reviewer it’s usually a TV or phone. But none of them can compare to the GizmoTotz place mat. Just one look at it screamed, “Genius!”
It comes in blue, pink or green and the following shapes – a frog face a car and a bowl. It’s simply a place-setting-sized silicon matt with the bowl/plate integrated. Suddenly, picking up a plate and bowl and tipping it onto a table, floor, head, pet and/or sibling is that bit harder. We’ve tried bowls with suction cups before but they’re no match for the strength of a six-month old.
There’s natural suction on a flat surface and so these placemats are generally less likely to be turned over and emptied. However, experience tells us that baby will still find a way. At least it’s usually when when they’ve finished eating and it’s that much harder than overturning a regular receptacle.
So this is the best solution we’ve seen yet but it’s not infallible. Coating the bottom with an adhesive spray might help but that’s likely to cause issues with nice tables. It's also worth noting that they're just too big to suck on to the ubiquitous IKEA high chair tables - but a decent pair of scissors will fix that (and possibly some adhesive spray).
The mats are dishwasher proof and available for $30 from the online store. We reckon they make great gifts for any recently-new parent!
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