The alphabet animals placemat from Modern Twist
As it turns out, Modern Twist also designs placemats specifically with kids in mind, including designs from one of my favorite modern design companies, Dwell Studios. These design-friendly placemats are made out of food-grade silicone, and Modern Twist even makes markers that your little ones can use to color in their placemats to their heart's content while you rush around to get food on the table.
The Gravy Baby loves the alphabet animals placemat we now have at his place at the table. Every morning we play a little game out of pointing to the animals he knows and loves (elephants and pigs, mostly, but I think the latter is because we're huge pork eaters...oops). Best of all, the placemat provides a slip-proof area for me to put his plate, which reduces the likelihood of unintentional spills. Note that I said "unintentional." We've had a rash of intentional food-flinging when the Gravy Baby's dinner not up to his high standards. Case in point: a few weeks ago we took to using our cappucino maker to froth the Gravy Baby's milk. Let me tell you for you gourmand parents out there -- if you start down this path, you have to commit to it. Lord help the parents who, like us, dared to give their child a cold cup of refrigerated milk one chilly November morning.
(I am still cleaning milk up off the ceiling from that harrowing incident.)
Anyway, so that you may share in my continuing love of all things Modern Twist, you can have your very own alphabet placemat in my giveaway today! Details, after the jump.
TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY FOR AN ALPHABET ANIMALS PLACEMAT FROM MODERN TWIST -
- PRIZE: An Alphabet Animals Placemat from Modern Twist worth $18
- TO ENTER: Comment on this post by the deadline
- GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Wednesdsay, November 16, 2011 at 8pm EST
- NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
- PRIZE SHIPS: Anywhere in the continental U.S.; winner must leave a valid e-mail address. Prize ships directly from the manufacturer; the Gravy Train Blog takes no responsibility for shipment of item to winner.
- RULES: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using Random and announced on Thursday, November 17 as an update to this post, so check back to see if you've won!
Please note that although I was not paid or compensated for this review of Modern Twist products, I did receive their products to test out. The opinions I've written here are my opinion only and are not meant to be taken as the opinions or representations of Modern Twist or any affiliates.