This set is very colorful and immediately grabbed the attention of my six and a half year old. The purple outside that is decorated with fairies is without a doubt eye catching and appealing to kids even my son was excited to see what was inside. One zipper opens and closes it making it easier to handle then some other lunch bags. The bag itself opens into an eating area that is very easy to wipe up which is a good thing because the bag is not machine washable. Avoiding staining foods would be a good idea as this is a beautifully decorated mat and will sure crush a young owner’s heart if it would be ruined.
The utensils are unique to this set as well. A beautifully decorated plate is accompanied by three eating tools; a fork, spoon, and “pusher” (which looks like a garden hoe). All of these items have rubbery small leaves “growing” on them to help young hands keep a hold of utensils as well as stopping utensils from running away from the plate. I have two concerns with this item one is if you happen to have a very messy eater getting the plate and utensils clean might be a challenge even though they are dishwasher safe. Number two would have to be if there is going to be enough of them to get each of my children one before they lose their minds over this one set.
Here is what the manufacturer of the utensils says: “As for the cleaning of utensils concern. Even though they have the intricate designs with nooks and crannies, they come out beautifully through the dishwasher. We have not met a young eater who can soil them beyond a quick dishwashing rescue cleaning. As parents of three children we chose our materials very carefully to ensure easy clean up!”
Review submitted by HEM reader Adrienne Paolini