As a Never-Stay-At-Home Mom, I have to say that one of the most difficult things to manage sometimes is meals out at restaurants - it takes planning, some maneuvering and some patience... but it is totally doable and it's even easier with the Neatnik Saucer that I received for review.
What is the Neatnik Saucer?
It's one of those products that you wish you had invented...
The cuties in the pictures are my friend Caryn's little guys - Liam was a little too big for the Neatnik, so Caryn graciously let me photograph her boys while we were out for lunch and a play at the local Chick-Fil-A!
The Neatnik is exactly what it proports to be - a large dining surface for kids in restaurant style high chairs - it bridges the gap between the the chair and the table and even has velcro straps that you could add your no-throw sippy cup or toys to so that they can't be dropped. I really liked that it had suction cups to adhere the Neatnik Saucer to the table and keep it in place.
We had two issues with the Neatnik Saucer when we were trying it out... (other than Liam being too big for the high chair provided:
The first issue we had while we were testing it out were that it was difficult to fit over a high chair with a back - it's much better for those wooden restaurant style high chairs that are so popular at most eateries - like this one:
The second issue we had was that the high chair was lower than the table, making the surface of the neatnik tilt towards the child in it, so that when we put his chicken nuggets on the neatnik's surface, some of them ended up sliding towards him and into the seat.
Caryn had to show me how to get the Neatnik back into it's carrying case too... but she's a pro - after spending the summer with a floatie at the pool that used a similar design and carrying bag - she had the thing wiped down and folded up before I could blink!
I honestly can say that this product could be a sanity saver if your little one is a food dropper or a toy dropper at the restaurants you visit - because it makes it virtually impossible for young children to drop things off their trays and onto the floor...
If you're an eat out family like mine, and you have an infant or toddler 6 months and older, I think you should add this to your Santa wishlist!
Where can you get the Neatnik Saurcer?
With a suggested retail price of $33, Neatnik Saucer is recommended for ages 6 months to three years. The product fits all standard restaurant high chairs and some boosters and chairs intended for home use. It is available for purchase online and at specialty stores across North America. For store locations, please visit www.neatniksaucer.com.
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