August 21, 2012

Modern-Twist Kidz - Coolest Placemat Ever!

I am always looking for ways to make mealtime more fun.  Half the battle of getting kids to eat is keeping them in their seat long enough to do so.  A while back I had gone out and bought a placemat that had some fun pictures printed on it for Kayla and it was OK at best.    

There were a couple of things that drove me crazy about that placemat.  First being that it was a fairly slippery surface which is never ideal when being used by a small child.  The second was that it didn't provide adequate protection for our wood dining table if we were having something hot for dinner.  


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When I heard about the Kidz placemats from Modern-Twist I was pretty excited because it solved the issues the other placemat had and it offered a fun activity to keep Kayla busy while I got dinner on the table which didn't involve destroying the house, which is always a plus.

Modern-Twist sent us the Kidz Box to test out, which contains one of their placemats along with a set of 6 markers  to color it.  The KidZ Placemat is available with or without the markers.  The print we got was Pooch in the Park which was right up Kayla's alley.

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The Kidz placemat is made of food grade silicone so not only is it safe and a non-slip surface, it also prevents heat transfer to the table and I no longer find those white spots under the placemat that I used to after a meal like pasta.

 I wondered if the markers would be a pain to get off but they're not.  I used a baby wipe and it wiped away easily and Kayla was ready to color all over again.  



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Modern Twist also has some wonderful graphic options that feature Dwellstudio designs.  If you're not familiar with Dwellstudio, they are pretty much the pinnacle of chic kiddie decor.

This is another one of those items that I think makes for a creative and original gift.  When the oodles of toys have been shoved into a toy box or closet, odds are that this will remain on the gift recipient's table.          Did I mention that the company also makes a ton of visually appealing home accessories with clean lines for grown ups too?  You can take a look at them all right here: Check out Modern-Twist for kids and grown ups!
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