Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Review & Giveaway - EZPZ Mini Mat


Vern @ 19mo - 1 March 2017 


Thanks to MumsPick, I got the chance to review this awesome product - EZPZ Mini Mat.



SO WHO AND WHAT IS MUMSPICK?
MumsPick is a distributor of mum-approved baby and toddler products found from all over the world. They seek only the best (quality and safe) for their little ones  and their mission is to provide the best for their babies and keeping the world in mind by sourcing responsibly.


SO WHAT IS EZPZ MINI MAT?

EZPZ Mini Mat is actually a spin-off from the successful original EZPZ Happy Mat. It is a silicon placemat that is also a plate. The only difference is that the Mini Mat is much smaller than the original Happy Mat.

 
EZPZ Happy Mat vs Mini Mat


It is actually an all-in-one placemat that suctions to the table. The mat is made from 100% food-grade silicon that is BPA, PVC and phthalate free. It is designed for infant/toddler of 4mo+. 




FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND FEATURES

I received the package a little later than expected. I initially requested for the Mini Mat because I wanted to bring it along with me during our family trip to Phuket, but we didn't receive it until later on.
Well, anyway, the package came in a plastic parcel.

Upon opening the package, there was a note, a brochure and also a thank you card with it. Very thoughtful of Mumspick indeed.
The Mini Mats were also wrapped nicely with a piece of soft paper.
 
 

Upon unwrapping the paper, i saw that I was given the grey and the lime green Mini Mat which were individually wrapped in plastic
 


The Mini Plates were of a solid pleasing colour of grey and lime green.
The mat is made from 100% food-grade silicon that is BPA, PVC and phthalate free.
The exact dimensions as per their website is:
Dimensions: 8.5 x 7.7 x 1 Portion sizes (i.e., the eyes and smile) are catered to infants at 2oz, 2oz and 4oz 


My first impression was it when I touched it was that it felt solid and sturdy.
 

There is a logo at the bottom right side of the mat.
This is a closer pic of the logo.
 


Now lets see what I think of it when I'm putting them into good use.
Since I received them, I use the Mini Mats almost daily. It is really very useful.

First of all, I love the fact that the Mini Mat fits into most of the high chair trays, especially the OXO Tot Sprout High Chair we have at home. 

And it fits into other hair chair trays as well, such as the Graco High Chair we have in Grandma's house and also the Ikea high chair that is often in most cafe/restaurant. 
So it is easy to bring this Mini Mat out as it fits most high chair trays when eating out places which provides high chairs. 
 
 

And even if it doesn't fit the high chair tray, you could just remove the tray, and move the high chair nearer to the table to use it on the table. Problem solved. 


How about the suction strength? 
I've read that as compared to the Happy Mat the suction is not that strong. But I think it is expected because it has a smaller surface as compared to the Happy Mat. 
What I do is I wipe the surface clean with a damp cloth and I make sure I press the edges firmly onto the table and it works for me everytime.

Well, I've tried it in most surfaces and it works most of the time
Our OXO Tot Sprout High Chair tray is made of a material which is easy to clean, which means it is not a very smooth surface, so I actually did not expect it to have a good suction at all. But surprisingly the suction still works fine!

Our dining table has a glass table top and as expected it works really well. 
I've also tried it on our wooden coffee table as well and it also suctions well. 
 


So it is way better than the normal plastic kid's plate/bowl I let him use, which are usually lightweight in material and easily tipped as Vern tried to scoop the food out.
With the Mini Mat, there is no more tipping and thus, less mess on tip-over food!

But I think I'm lucky Vern doesn't have itchy hands to purposely peel the edges to tip over the Mini Mat. Because I think if he wants to do that, he can. The edges are kinda "fat" so is easy for itchy hands to peel it off if he really wants to. I guess Vern is more interested in his food, which I'm thankful of. 


Oh, and I love that it is so easy to wash. I just wash it with soapy water and leave it on the drying rack to dry.
Please take note that silicon doesn't harbour the growth of mould, bacteria or fungus, so is good.

However, I did serve food such as blognaise pasta and dragon fruits, and I made sure I wash it straight after to make sure it doesn't stain. So make sure for these type of food, please wash it straight after to make sure it does not stain your Mini Mat.

I also find that serving food in the Mini Mat makes my toddler more happy to eat his food.
The eyes and the smiley face makes my toddler happy and he is more inclined to try the varieties of food offered. 

Let's see a short clip on how happy he is eating his food off the EZPZ Mini Mat.



And as compared to the Happy Mat, this Mini Mat is made from a thinner silicon, and is of a more lightweight material, so it makes it a really good travel utensil and to bring it out. 


These are some of the food I served to baby Vern for you all to have some visual guide.
Yummy or not? haha

Left: Blueberries and melon cubes.
Right: Blueberries, Watermelon cubes, mango cubes.
 

Left: Small pieces of duck meat, rice.
Right: Mango, hard boiled egg.
 

Left: Blueberries, manho cubes, meeku.
Right: Melon pieces, Avocade on toast.
  


Let's end this review post on Vern showing his good sign. He shows his index finger instead of his thumb. All toddlers do that, right? At least all my 3 kids did that when they were small!
 
 



GIVEAWAY
I am pleased to announce that MumsPick is sponsoring one EZPZ Mini Mat to a lucky winner!
Win for your baby, or maybe for your friend's baby. ")



HOW TO JOIN (CLOSED)

This giveaway is open to my Malaysian and Singaporean readers. (or as long as you have a Malaysian or Singapore mailing address!)

Giveaway runs for 1 week and ends on 6th April 2017 (Thursday) 11.59pm Malaysian time.

Please fill up the Rafflecopter below
and follow the instructions to to be eligible for a chance to win this giveaway!


a Rafflecopter giveaway


The winner will be chosen randomly using the Rafflecopter and will be posted in this post and will also be contacted via email.
If no reply from the winner within 48 hours, then I will announce a new winner.



WINNER(S) ANNOUNCEMENT

Thank you to all who participated in this giveaway. 

The winner of this giveaway is JACELYN PHUA.

Congratulations!  
You will be receiving an email from me on how to collect the prize(s) soon.


[Please reply the email within 48 hours with your contact details (full name, contact#, delivery address). 

If not, another winner will be chosen to replace you.]





TO PURCHASE 
Please visit MumsPick website  to purchase online.

You can also visit their Facebook Page for more info. 




* Disclosure: I received an EZPZ Mini Mat  for review purpose, but no monetary incentive was received. All text and opinions are of my own and represents my honest opinion of the product(s).

18 comments:

Carol Mei Mei said...

Gonna give birth to my fourthborn soon, and can already foresee needing this several months down the road when he starts weaning to semi-solids and then solids. Hope to win the mat for him!

宁妈 said...

Would like to give it to my friend if I win the mat, I think it's very useful for baby who's going to start solid soon ^^

ShyThi said...

would love to win it for my dear baby

Gaik Looi Teoh said...

my girl has a bad habit of throwing her bowl when she is not interested in her food anymore...hopefully this helps

Robert Sim said...

Hope to win this and I don't have to keep picking up toppled food on the floor!

Robert Sim
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LaiCheng said...

I would like to win this ezpz mat because my baby is now 7 months old and I am doing full BLW with him. Wish to win this mat to ease our BLW journey especially when we dine out and not worried about bringing own plates/bowls :)

mokusang said...

I would like to win this ezpz mat for my son so that he can enjoy his food on the high chair instead of roaming around while eating. I think it will be a good way to make him sit longer on the high chair and also self fed with no messy floor!

- Swee Leen -

NgaGuan C. said...

I'd like to win this for my newborn to have fun eating when that time comes

JLKY said...

I hope to win this expz mat for my son so that he can smile brightly, happily and cheekily just like yours...heheh. Meal times should be fun and explore together both as parents and child. My lucky star will you be shining on me? hahah

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eric10234 said...

My first born 3 month old daughter will definitely use this in the future!

YinLeng said...

this looks like it'll come in super handy!

vonne333 said...

Hope to win one for my baby so to entice him to eat more. He already has his OXO Tot Sprout High Chair!

Puteri Nur Alia said...

I would like to win an ezpz mat for my daughter, so that she can enjoy her meal time, eating delicious food on a super convenient 'plate/bowl'.

huiyan said...

Hope to win one for my little boy!!

Lim Xin Yi said...

Already have an EZPZ Happy Mat but find it too bulky to bring out. Would love to win this for travelling purpose!

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Tiffany said...

Would love this as am trying to get my kiddo to eat by himself. EZPZ would make it less messy.

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