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8 the Plate - Hang Ten Teal

8 the Plate - Hang Ten Teal

Regular price $35.00

8 the Plate - Gray Grace

8 the Plate - Gray Grace

Regular price $35.00

8 the Plate - Tickle Me Pink

8 the Plate - Tickle Me Pink

Regular price $35.00

Simple Design, Packed with Features

Dishwasher Safe

BPA Free

PVC Free

Lead Free

Phthalate Free

Made in USA!

8 The Plate - for Picky Eaters

FAQ

What is 8 the Plate

An innovative plate for kids that promotes healthy eating and engagement during meal-time.  8 the Plate looks different, because it IS different.  The cover and spinning plate set this apart from any other plate on the market.

Will my kid have to go to college with this plate?

No!  The design of the plate is intended to 'fade out' the need for using 8 the Plate (More info on "fading" on BeeHaven Tribe Blog).  Food combinations change as foods become less aversive.  When a food becomes "no big deal" the child is ready to transition to a traditional plate.  This is possible because food has the same shape/texture.  No puree. No hiding veggies in other foods. Eating the "normal" texture of a food will give additional confidence when your child approaches the same food without 8 the Plate.

Dishwasher and Microwave safe?

As parents, this was a big deal for us.  We benchmarked against high-end baby bottles and chose the best plastic on the market.  8 the Plate is made with Tritan from Eastman; dishwasher safe and re-heat safe in the microwave.  So do NOT bake with the plate (oven or microwave), but you are good to go for reheating those leftovers.

Can my child spin to multiple compartments without eating the food?

8 the Plate clicks when it turns to the next compartment so this triggers the parent to look to see if the food was eaten.  There is no physical barrier from preventing multiple spins without eating, but the clear cover sets a clear expectation... no surprises and no sneaky/silent hands grabbing their favorite foods before the veggies.

How should I arrange food in the plate?

BeeHaven Tribe has several discussions about how to start.  The "Introducing New Food" and "Balanced Meal" images above are good starting point examples.  A general approach is to work with the child when placing food in 8 the Plate.  Ask a question like "what are you motivated for?" or something along those lines.  He/She will see that small piece of broccoli and have an idea about what would motivate them.  Provide food choices that are already in the kitchen so that you don't have to run to the store to start dinner.