You chop their food into little pieces. You’ve had food flung at your head. You spend a good portion of your time wiping down the floors, walls, and cabinets. Are you: A) the lead nutritionist at a zoo, or B) the parent of a toddler during meal times? Assuming the answer is in fact, B, then perk up, buttercup! We’ve got a dynamite list of tools to help make “feeding times” easier for you and more fun for the wild things in your life.

Fred & Friends Dinner Winner Plate

Everyone wins at dinnertime with Fred & Friends Dinner Winner Plate. Your tiny diners will love eating their way to the finish line, and you'll love that it's a natural silencer to the question "How many more bites do I have to take?" Want to give the little ones even more motivation to make it to the finish line? Try putting a chocolate kiss on the last partition of the game board and watch them plow through supper.

Available online at amazon.com
$18.27.

Photo: Fred & Friends

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How do you manage mealtime mayhem with toddlers? What other gizmos should we add to our list? Tell us in our comments section below. 

— Shelley Massey