What if meal time could be this easy for your child?
You would probably feel like this, huh?
A LOT of thought went into the design so that meal time can be simple and stress free... About time, ammiright? From dishwasher safe (Yes please!) to grips on the bottom of the plate, we had parents and kids in mind. Since we use this with our two girls, we were able to get fast feedback. Oh, not to mention it is being made in the USA!
The compartment sizes are specifically designed to maintain engagement. Small enough so the child does not get overwhelmed, but big enough to fill a growing appetite.
Reviews from our Toughest Critics
But seriously, who is better to tell you how awesome '8 the Plate' is then the tiny humans who will be using them? And let's get real, they will be perfectly honest with their opinions!
These little users LOVE this product! I mean, check out these results. Within a few tries (most of them on their first use), these cuties were trying new foods almost immediately! They were overcoming fears of trying new foods and finding healthy new food items FUN! Sign. Me. UP!
I am going to be honest with you, some of these parents were skeptical. They were asking us if this plate was too good to be true? Well, let's just say that these results speak for themselves!
Still don't believe how well this works?
Check out the video we took of one of our tiny critics. This was actually our first trial run with our first prototype. This little cutie went from refusing cooked carrots to saying "I didn't think I liked carrots.... but I actually DO!" This was in the time span of ONE MEAL! She also nicknamed '8 the Plate' as the magic plate because it helped her eat vegetables!
It is as easy as...
Why 8 compartments? 8 the Plate can be used in so many different ways. We wanted to make sure there are enough compartments to mix up the order of the meals.
How it works
Let's talk about a technique called the Premack Principle. Believe it or not, you are likely more familiar with this than you realize. Also referred to as the "First/Then Strategy", this technique would go a little like this; "First you eat your broccoli, and Then you get your animal cracker." Sound familiar? The motivation of the child should increase the likelihood that he/she will eat the non preferred food. Sounds good, right? In this case, the babe will eat a bite of broccoli and then spin their way to eat the animal cracker!
Okay, let's move on to another awesome application of 8 the Plate... Getting your babe to get through a balanced meal without fuss! We don't know ANY parent who wouldn't sign up for that. 8 the Plate is an extremely engaging experience. With each bite, your kiddo spins to their next food group! Before you know it, meal time is over and you're on your way to a relaxing glass of Merlot... You're welcome.
We are starting out with 3 color options for the plate; Tickle Me Pink, Hang Ten Teal, Gray Grace. We have a stretch goal in which we will add a "supporters pick" 4th color. If we reach the goal of $100,000, we will ask our backers which color should be added... stay tuned!
We have put a lot of our time and energy into getting 8 the Plate to where it is today! However, with your support, we will be able to get 8 the Plate onto kitchen tables faster! On top of buying the first production run, we will use our funds to optimize an e-commerce website, buy shipping and fulfillment supplies, and find ways to help more families. It all starts with you! Please support us and share with other families. We are humbled by each share, comment and like on our social media platforms. Click on any of the images below to see other places 8 the Plate is turning heads.
Risks and challenges
We waited to share 8 the Plate until we were confident about the delivery of the production parts. The product in the video was made with the same production tooling that will be used to make your 8 the Plate! This was a HUGE hurdle and now that it is done, we believe we mitigated most of the risk (using our money) prior to proceeding with Kickstarter. BeeHaven Tribe (Anesa's blog) is a great way to get several updates a week, but backers will get additional information about their order. We will keep you all up to date as we are just as excited as you are to get 8 the Plate!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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