Child safety: Midwest Monkeys, review & giveaway CONTEST CLOSED

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Timestamp: 2009-11-10 23:01:47 UTC

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Do you know the recommended size you should cut your child's food in if your child is under 4 years old?
Let's rephrase that, I thought I cut my pieces small enough until I read the recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics which is recognized by the USFDA.


My next sponsor is Midwest Monkeys.
They are the inventors of the Safe Sizer Choking Prevention Plate.

What is the Safe Sizer?
It's a toddler plate with a molded 1/2" inner diameter ring that parents, grandparents, and caregivers can use as a guideline when cutting up food for children under the age of 4. The 1/2" is based on the recommended size limit for firm foods from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and is recognized by the USFDA. They are BPA free and exceed the new, tougher US government standards for phthlates and lead.


Please read the choking prevention document by the American Academy of Pediatrics, it's very informative!
Midwest Monkeys has won loads of awards with the Safe Sizer, here are a few: iParenting Media award, The National Parenting Center seal of Approval 2009, Creative Child Magazine 2009 top choice award and many more.
We were sent the puppy plate from the Animal series.
I thought I cut up Abby's food small enough until I tested it on the plate. It was still too big.
The Safe Sizer diameter is part of the plate and kind of blends in with the colors and animals so it's not distracting on the plate. It's a very good reminder of the danger when you do cut up your food too big.


Midwest Monkeys has 2 collections: the nature series and the animal series

Midwest Monkeys has very generously offered to give away a 3-pack of either the animal series or the nature series.
For a chance to win this, check out Midwest Monkeys and let me know which food could potentially be a choking hazard, this entry is mandatory before any additional entries will count (hint: check out the AAP)

Additional entries:
* let me know which series you like best
* let me know who you want to win this for
* follow my blog
* follow me on twitter
* tweet about the giveaway (once per day, leave tweet link)
* subscribe to my blog (leave email)
* add my button to your blog
* blog about this giveaway, linking back to my blog and Midwest Monkeys (3 entries, leave URL)


The deadline for this giveaway is 11/5/09 midnight PST. The winner will be picked with Random Integer, emailed and announced on this post and on Prizey on the 6th of November.
Giveaway is open to US and Canada.


Thanks Midwest Monkeys!
"Disclaimer: I was sent the puppy Safe Sizer to use for my review, I was not paid to write this review and the review is my opinion"



150 comments:

Gerrie said...

Any firm food is a choking hazard such as hot dogs, chicken and nuts.

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Gerrie said...

I like the animal series best
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Tj and Amy said...

a few foods are Hot dogs
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Gerrie said...

I would like to win this for my sister...she has a 13 month old daughter

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andrea v said...

Choking hazards are grapes and hot dogs.

andrea v said...

I like the animal series

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GroverFamily said...

well i know that raw carrots are...when my son was one he started to choke and thank goodness my moms friend reacted quickly because i just froze...it was super scary!
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GroverFamily said...

i like the animals
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stephy905 said...

The following foods are choking hazards for children 4 and under.

Hot dogs
Nuts and seeds
Chunks of meat or cheese
Whole grapes
Hard, gooey, or sticky candy
Popcorn
Chunks of peanut butter
Raw vegetables
Fruit chunks, such as apple chunks
Chewing gum

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I like the nature series the best

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Xenia said...

Yikes, we give my 3-year-old whole grapes and apple chunks and don't think twice about it. I knew these were possible choking hazards but these plates are a really good idea.

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Xenia said...

I like the Animal Series, they're really cute!

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stephy905 said...

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Staci said...

A few foods the prevent a risk include nuts and seeds, whole grapes, and popcorn.
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Staci said...

I like the Nature Series.
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Staci said...

I'd love to win for my 2 year old nephew.
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GabbyLowe said...

Hot dogs are a choking hazard

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edmontonjb said...

Whole grapes are a choking hazard
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I like the animal series
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flowerchild said...

hot dogs and popcorn are choking hazards
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flowerchild said...

i like the animal series

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i would love to win this for my daughter..thanks

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roxxyroller said...

Hot dogs
Nuts and seeds
Chunks of meat or cheese
Whole grapes
Hard, gooey, or sticky candy
Popcorn
Chunks of peanut butter
Raw vegetables
Fruit chunks, such as apple chunks
Chewing gum

Can all be potentially hazardous!

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roxxyroller said...

The animal series is my fave!
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Pat said...

wieners can be a huge choking hazard

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I like the animal series best

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The Penny-Pinching Mama said...

Popcorn and chewing gum are on the list. Would never even think of giving DD either!

The Penny-Pinching Mama said...

I like the animal series!

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Hot gods, nuts and seeds.

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carol said...

I know hotdogs can be very dangerous along with popcorn, nuts and raw carrots.

carol said...

I love the nature series.

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I'd love to win for my granddaughter Brianna.

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cherdon said...

Nuts & Seeds are a real choking hazard

Please enter me. I would love to win this for my 17 month old granddaughter. Thanks

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I really like the nature series

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Buki Family said...

Hot Dogs! cut um up!
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i like the animal series. soooo cute!
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Andrea B said...

Grapes, peanut butter, and hot dogs can be a choking hazard.
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I like the animal series
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Evil Angel said...

Grapes and popcorn are choking hazards.

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I love the animal series

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