Ladybird-Shaped Suction and Section Plate | Eco Rascals

Bamboo suction and section plate - Ladybird

0793591755267 £14.90

Bamboo ladybird plate perfect for baby portions and toddler snack times

6m – 5yrs

Did you know that it's considered good luck to spot a ladybird at home or have one land on you? With it changing culture to culture, the general rule is to count the spots and consider yourself lucky for those number of years. 

Our ladybird has six wonderful spots, so if you fancy six years of good luck in your home, plus much easier mealtimes, we can't recommend this lovely plate enough. 

This plate won't be growing wings and flying off the highchair or table any time soon either. It has a super suction base which comes in six colours, including the exclusive red colour.

This plate is a great size for early weaning as it's smaller than our other designs but still has a perfect portioned body with a dipping section too. It's also great for smaller meals such as breakfast and snacks. Don't worry, you'll still get good use out of this plate when your child is five! 

watermelon icelollies

Check out our wonderful ice lolly recipes served on the ladybird plate here.

Why do we use suction bases? 

Other than the obvious, we want the food that you prepare for your child to stay on the plate and the highchair. Learning to self-feed is tricky and reaction speeds aren't the best when you're new to eating. The suction stays firmly on the table or highchair giving your child more time to focus on what and how they are eating rather than where their food has gone ..... on the floor in most cases!

Why do we use sections?

There are some children in this world who are happy with all sorts of food touching on their plate. But when we started our own weaning journey, we quickly discovered that the peas were not allowed to touch the pasta. Every child is different but for some children, having new tastes and textures in another section is less stressful for them. They can choose when and if to give that new ingredient a try without having to worry about it contaminating their favourite meal. Top tip right there: always introduce a new food alongside a firm favourite!

Why choose bamboo? 

Bamboo is a natural material. Our bamboo is FSC certified and grown and harvested without the use of pesticides. Most importantly, we only use natural bamboo for our plate. This means it isn't mixed up with nasty chemicals and polymers such as melamine. 

Once you've finished with our plate, you can recycle it in the wood section or throw it on the compost heap where it will naturally biodegrade. 

    Detachable silicone suction bases are made from FDA approved 100% silicone, free of plastic, BPA, PVC, lead and phthalates.

    Care instructions

    Before first use, remove the suction base and wash in warm soapy water. Allow to dry on the rack. This is how to wash the plate after each use. Always store without the suction ring being reattached to avoid moisture build up. 

    Natural bamboo doesn't like to get too hot or too cold so please don’t put your plate in microwaves, ovens, sterilisers, dishwasher or freezers – It might appear to be coping fine but it’ll last longer if you don’t.

    Children should always be supervised by an adult when eating.

    Please view our FAQs for more information.

    Spoons sold separately.

    🐞 Dimensions - 17.0 x 14.0 x 3.3cm

    🐞 Small enough to fit on all highchairs but works best on high chairs and table with a smooth surface. Textured high chair trays allow the air to seep in under the base and makes the suction limited.

    🐞 Ensure the surface is clean and dry before pushing the suction plate down until you hear the whoosh from the air escaping between the two materials. 

    🐞 Keep the tab off the silicone base at the back of the plate furthest away from the child. 

    We care about you, your children and our planet. All eco rascals™ tableware products packaging is made with recycled card.