Bub’s fun, first steps to loving Healthy Homecooked Meals.
We discovered something amazing.
We’ve coached children into eating banana, porridge or even avocado or spinach for the first time, just by putting them in Mashblox self-feeding blox.
We’re learning that for so many children, what they eat is more about the how the food looks, how it’s being fed to them, or feels on their fingers, than the food itself.
When we put it in the blox, they can’t pretend that they don’t like it when they see it!
It’s even shortcutting the feeding ladder to make new foods feel “safe”.
It's that exciting that we’ve been offered a PhD placement to research further.
If you want to start your own experiments at home, then I invite you to try Mashblox out – it might be the best thing you ever do for your child.
“We thought he didn’t like porridge. We tried Mashblox and it turns out he just doesn’t like having things shoved in his mouth” – Sam, Mum of Eddie, 10.5 months
“Spoon risotto is better than bowl risotto” – 3.5 y/o K
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Mealtime can be fun time!"Mashblox encourages mindful eating. It allowed food to become a game" - Cat, Mum of 1 year old Liam
“Very excited that she was so happy to eat green veg. The mashblox really makes it fun.”
"She doesn't usually eat peas or spinach if they are just put on her plate... She much prefers to feed them one by one to our dog over the side of her high chair. But not this time!”
Mashblox was designed with babies needs in mind.
Babies love to play and explore the world through their mouths. Mashblox simply applies these instincts to a fun and practical way for bubs to feed themselves. We just give them the tools. Wouldn't you prefer to feed yourself at that age if you could?
“They know exactly what to do with it” – Ruby, Mum of Angelica, 9 months
"I ate them all. They're CUTE!!" - Eduardo, at 2 years.
Mashblox promotes problem solving, motor skills and early independence.
As your bub figures out how Mashblox works, they will start exploring and learning. They will get more practice with reaching, grasping, pinching, squeezing, stacking and lifting, all the motions required to help your child’s development, on their own, while they’re eating.
“Sending you some photos of our little girl loving the Mashblox! Chopped up chicken, yoghurt and rice! She wouldn't have it from the spoon but couldn't get enough of it in the blox!" - Annie, of her 6.5 month old bub. GET MASHBLOX
Mashblox can turn foods they don't like into their favourites.
Has your child said no to food even before they’ve tried it? Chances are your child doesn’t like the way the food looks, or feels, or even the vessel it's served in. Sometimes using a tactile utensil that’s familiar to your little one will help them try new foods.
"She won’t eat avocado, but if it’s in Mashblox she will. That’s really important when she’s got low ketone epilepsy.” – Deeana, Mum of Hayley, 3
“Picked up a Mashblox… and it was a big hit! Banana usually gets tossed and not eaten, put it in the Mashblox and it was devoured!” – L (from Facebook)
Mashblox is loved by all children. Not just babies.
Kids don’t get sick of Mashblox either. We have 8 year olds telling us how much they love them. They help prevent and manage fussy eating in toddlerhood, then they become a portion size for lunchbox treats such as yogurt, sultanas and nuts once they reach primary school - and they're perfect for a handbag snack or brekkie on the go too!
"You can't just give one to the baby because everyone wants one. Kids of all ages love them" - Ruby, Mum to 9 month old Angelica, Eduardo 18 months, Trinity 3 years.
"My little boy has had a ball, my big boy took some convincing but now has a juice slushie happening in one." Kelly, of her 8 and 5 year olds.
Mashblox teaches children important feeding behaviours.
Has your child said no to food even before they’ve tried it? Chances are they don't like the way the food looks, or feels, or even the vessel it's served in. Sometimes memories of spoon feeding make them want to put their foot down now. We've found that using a fun, tactile utensil that’s familiar to your little one and promotes their independence will help them try new foods.
When we remove other factors influencing their eating, then they're free to learn to love healthy foods.
“We thought he didn’t like porridge. We tried Mashblox and it turns out he just doesn’t like having things shoved in his mouth” - Sam, Mum of Eddie, 10 months.
"Promotes independence with feeding and incorporates food with play using the child's natural instincts to develop a healthy relationship with food" - R, now Mum of four under 5.
Fill Mashblox® with healthy foods of your choosing, and let their playful instincts and natural curiosity to explore with their hands and mouth do the rest!