2017 Tillywig Parents’ Favorite Products Award
The Amusemat plate helps parents support their baby's growth and development by creating an environment conducive to young ones exploring all the wonders food has to offer: exciting sights, sounds, smells, tastes, contrasting textures and varying degrees of solidity, among others. With all that delicious fun at your fingertips, who wouldn't want to play with their food? The Amusemat is a single-piece, soft, molded plate made with BPA-free and phthalate-free food-grade silicone whose surface contains a textured giraffe, a castle-shaped cup, miniature stairs, rings, and a swimming pool-like centerpiece (with mini-waterslide) that easily holds liquids or solids. Kids love it, and with the Amusemat in the mix, even fussy eaters (and parents who had begun to dread meals) find themselves once again looking forward to all the pleasures and precious moments mealtime has to offer. Top-rack dishwasher safe for quick, easy cleaning!
Palm Grasp Fork & Spoon Set
Parents and children alike showed avid appreciation for the playful, appealing design and ease of use the Marcus & Marcus Palm Grasp Fork & Spoon Set brings to the table. The unique design of these utensils' handles, in particular, was a revelation that enabled toddlers to hold and manipulate them with ease right from the start. The soft-grip, animal-shaped handles (made with BPA-free and phthalate-free food-grade silicone), have a size, shape and thickness that makes them far better suited to small hands and developing motor skills than standard silverware. The metal portion (the business end) has been carefully proportioned so as to deliver appropriately bite-sized portions to a toddler's mouth. The Marcus & Marcus Palm Grasp Fork & Spoon Set also matches beautifully with the Amusemat plate (also from Marcus & Marcus - see separate review under 'A'). Top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Mold Free Marcus & Marcus Bath Toys
These joyously fun silicone bath toys are soft to the touch, perfect for little hands to grasp, squish and submerge. Five animal-themed characters (sold individually) stimulate young ones' imaginations while inspiring mental and physical exploration through water play. Each toy has a head and body that, together, form a sealed unit that floats and bobs to the surface but that can be easily separated into two cup-like parts for scooping and pouring. That detachability also serves to enable simple cleaning and air drying that prevents mold growth on the inside and outside of each toy. For added cleaning, they are also top rack dishwasher safe. Each critter has a tiny blowhole that quickly becomes the source for highly entertaining squeeze and squirt action. Collecting two or more of these bath toys inspires additional fun and enlightening activities such as stacking, color mixing and matching, counting and expanded pretend play. PVC free, BPA free and phthalate free!
Mold Free Marcus & Marcus Rocket Bath Toy
This fun-filled silicone bath toy puts smiles on young ones' faces, in or out of the bathtub. Like Marcus & Marcus's excellent animal themed bath toys, Rocket Bath Toy immediately engages young hands and minds while encouraging them to explore, investigate and play! A favorite feature is the squeeze and squirt action kids can use to suction up bathwater and unleash it in a directed stream with a simple squeeze. Youngsters can easily separate the nose and rocket body for scooping and pouring games, a feature that also makes it easy to keep the toy clean and free of mold. The soft, malleable silicone construction contains no sharp edges and is exceptionally pleasing to the touch. A heat sensing feature conveys when the water is too hot by changing color. The playful, eye-catching rocket design includes the popular Marcus & Marcus animal characters emblazoned along its sides and inspires endlessly imaginative pretend play. PVC free, BPA free and phthalate free, and dishwasher safe.