Calming the Mealtime Madness (and an amazing giveaway!)

I spent time at the Fox6 Real Milwaukee studio this week talking about mealtime with kids. I know. Visions of messy faces, peas on the floor and tantrums over the meal you made all come to mind! But dinner time doesn’t have to be stressful. Watch the segment for my favorite product picks to help calm the chaos and encourage kids’ independence at the table all at the same time.

And, of course, I’m giving away everything I demonstrated! Stokke, 100 Day of Real Food, Bumkins, ezpz, SiliKids, KiddoBLOOM and Duralex all offered products that are up for grabs. So watch the segment, then enter the giveaway. (You can enter everyday through March 22!)

And Bumkins is offering a FREE silicone placement on orders of $25 or more at bumkins.com with the coupon code “Fox6”! Thanks Bumkins 🙂

Mealtime Madness giveaway

Click the pic to see all the giveaway products in action.

Enter to win all of these great products and more! Mealtime Madness Giveaway

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