Find out how a local dad keeps his dog off his kid’s plate, the best tray for an eco-friendly and perfectly proportioned lunch and more. Got an item that you think we should highlight? Tell us why you love it and we could feature it in an issue of Metro Parent. If we feature your pick, you get $25.
Chicco Caddy Hook-On Chair
Mealtime at our house changed once my wife and I bought this travel high chair. It will change yours, too – especially if you have a dog that takes the role of a vulture during dinner. This helps elevate our son, Quinn, so our dog, Morley, cannot get everything on his plate. Instead, Morley just gets any scraps Quinn may drop. There are many positives to this chair: easy to disassemble and clean, along with the reasonable price of $39.99 on Amazon. Seats kids 6-36 months.
– Shawn Wright
Reader: Dad of one, Pleasant Ridge
Lunchbots Bento Trio
This is light, easy to clean and (best of all) cute. It’s easy to pack along a serving of fruits and veggies with your meal, and the dividers are a godsend for people who hate when foods touch. It’s dishwasher safe, too. Pick it up at lunchbots.com for $37.99 to make packing healthy lunches easier and more eco-friendly.
– Amanda Rahn
Tegu Magnetic Blocks
I’m a sucker for classic toys – but that doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from a modern makeover. Take Tegu. These blocks come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors, so kids can build horses, cars, buildings; you name it. And thanks to Tegu’s embedded magnets, whatever your kids build holds together, so the only limit to their creativity is their imaginations. Tegu’s new monster collection runs $30-$95. More at tegu.com.
– Julia Elliott
Babylisspro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer
Early this month, I’m heading off to a distant Caribbean island – and this bitty bad boy is coming with. Weighing a mere pound and packing in 1,000 watts, it’s feather light, strong enough for my hefty mane and has that tourmaline stuff that gives hair a finishing kiss of shine. Scooped it up for $34.99 on Amazon.
– Kim Kovelle
Francesca’s Pineapple Gold Tin Candle
Unwind while this beautiful candle melts into liquid sunshine before your eyes. Everyone will want a whiff of the tropical blend of pineapple, mandarin, lemon, blossom and musk that easily brightens any mood. Plus, the ornate, stylish tin is sure to spruce up any space in time for spring cleaning. It’s $12 at francescas.com.
– Aleanna Siacon
What’s your obsession?