Milton landed at our house with excitement, as any package whether it be something boring or the best ever always has at least a brief moment of fame with the box opening and investigation of contents.
However, when Landon opened the box, there was a strange instant attraction. I think Milton screams “I am here to be your friend,” because Landon instantly included him in the monster truck show happening in our living room.
So who is Milton? He’s actually a little guy created by two dads with their own little ones to assist toddlers in trying new foods, whose complete name is “Milton the Mealtime Companion!” The idea is Milton can demonstrate chewing and trying new foods, eased along by the accompanying cute book. (Aren’t dad’s always the fun ones?)
As I said, Landon was strangely attracted to this new little buddy, so I let him play for the afternoon with him before setting Milton to work.
I chose the morning because typically we read at night after dinner and I didn’t want him to get suspicious of his little friend. My husband read Landon the book because sometimes only Daddy will do while I got breakfast ready.
Landon really liked the book as Milton wanders through the grocery store, because Landon and Momma spend a lot of time there buying food Landon won’t eat. With up close pictures of Milton in all the healthy food, I’m pretty sure Landon thought he was in the apple display at our local Safeway!
We have 60 chickens so obviously eggs are a staple at our table. However, Landon is not a fan. If they are hidden in something or if a friend eats them when they are over for a playdate, he’ll eat them. So I think he does “like” them even if he declares otherwise.
Luckily Milton is like a friend over on a playdate. “Oh Milton, would you like some ketchup on your eggs!” “Oh Milton, your belly is full! Landon, is your belly full?”
In the end, both Milton and Landon ended up with eggs, watermelon, sausage, and a bit of cheese in their belly.
Essentially, I tricked my toddler into eating and I’m not even ashamed about it.
Besides being a good accomplice, Milton is also easy to clean. I hate washing some toddler stuff because of all the nooks, crannies, and putting stuff back together. Milton washed well until he was summonsed for snack time. And though looking like he’s from another world, Milton is actually made in the United States!
A different idea, but one that really seems to work. If you want Milton to be your Mealtime Companion, you can use promo code “franticmilton10” for 10% off. Let us know how your adventures with Milton go!
PS- the company also donates $1 of every sale to “Feed My Starving Children,” focusing on filling little bellies around the world. How cool is that?