One look at my Instagram account will show you that I like Replay Recycled. I use their products for feeding my 14 month old at almost every meal. I was recently given the opportunity to trial their Solid Set in exchange for my honest review. Here is what I received:
This set includes their widely popular divided plate, a bowl, one fork and one spoon, a no-spill cup, one tumbler, and a snack pod with lid.
Full disclosure – I love this stuff. Many of these I had already purchased at my local grocery store and use often. New-to-me items were the no-spill cup, the tumbler, and the snack pod with lid. Here’s a shot of most of our personal Replay stash (and our Fiesta Ware – I guess I love color!):
Apart from the Solid Set I received from Replay, I have purchased 6 divided plates, 3 bowls, 3 flat plates, a utensil pack (4 forks and 4 spoons), and two soft spout cups. Since we make most of our meals at home, this amount of feeding gear works for us for one kiddo (without having to wash dishes after every meal – who has time for that?).
On to the Review
Overall, I love Replay’s products. The divided plates are, in my opinion, an absolute staple and I plan to use them well into toddlerhood and Baby Boy’s preschool years. The size is just right for little ones and the fact that the plates are divided helps to remind us frazzled mamas to make sure to offer a variety of foods at each meal. I also really like the bowls for oatmeal, snacks, soups, and any other obvious purpose for a bowl – again, it is sized perfectly for the wee ones. I was a little skeptical of the fork and spoon at first, thinking that they were going to be too bulky for my one-year-old. I was wrong. They work great and we’ve actually come to prefer them over the other brands we have. Baby Boy seems to have an easier time using them too.
Okay, just in case you thought I was going to keep gushing about my love of Replay, here is a reality check. The no-spill cup: not my favorite. The no-spill part seems to be true, but I’m not a huge fan of hard-spouted cups and as far as I can tell, neither is my son. He prefers Replay’s soft spout cups over this one, but more than those even, we use straw cups day to day. Maybe Replay will make their own version of a straw sippy at some point, but in the meantime Munchkin and Tommee Tippee are our go-to. They completely disassemble (no gross mold!) and pop into the dishwasher.
Next up is the tumbler (AKA a regular ol’ cup with no lid). I like this one. Again, it’s sized just right. Even for a 14 month old, it’s easy to hold and use. The next trip I make to Whole Foods will likely result in a purchase of a 3 pack of these. One just won’t do. We practice with water with this tumbler while Little Mister is seated in his highchair and sometimes, if I’m feeling adventurous, I’ll put his afternoon smoothie snack in it too. The only way he’ll learn to drink properly out of an ordinary cup is to practice, right? #EmbraceTheMess
Lastly – the snack pod. Surprise! I love this too! I plan to buy more. If you have more than one they screw together – how neat is that? We have only tried dry snacks in these so far – Cheerios, puffs, cheddar crackers, and so on. They stay nice and fresh and do not go stale. I can quickly add some goodies to the snack pod as we’re rushing out the door and throw it in the diaper bag. Viola! An easy way to keep snacks close at hand for when those hunger grumpies happen. Little Mister gets super excited when I get this out of his bag – he knows something tasty is coming.
In a Nutshell
- They’re made from recycled milk jugs – cool!
- Manufactured right here in the U.S.
- Reasonably priced – regular retail for a 3-pack of plates is around $6.99. As much as I love our EZPZ Fun Happy Mat, I can really only justify having one (they’re $24.99 each – yikes!). Replay is MUCH more affordable.
- Dishwasher safe on the top rack
- Widely available – many grocery stores have them, Target recently started offering them, you can buy them directly from Replay online, or even get them on Amazon (although they are more expensive purchased from Amazon I’ve noticed)
- Come in a rainbow of colors, helping to make mealtime fun!
Now for the Fun Part
Check out my Instagram account in the next couple of days, where I’ll be hosting my very first giveaway! Replay has so kindly offered to send a Starter Set (a divided plate, a no-spill cup, and a fork & spoon) at one of my followers, so stay tuned!
Thanks for reading! I hope to start posting our weekly meal plans, as well as a few recipes (I have already started a couple of different drafts – let’s hope Little Mister takes good naps the next few days and maybe I’ll actually have time to finish one!).