Tum Tum Tots – who told you that you shouldn’t play with food?

About Tum Tum Tots

It’s amazing cutlery and plate ware designed by parents and loved by kids!

The range, with links below, include some really beautiful tableware for kids, cleverly designed by product designer parent team Suzanne and Andrew Stokes in Buxton in beautiful Peak District, for their two children aged three and one.

As they watched their own kids battling with the classic ‘peas rolling off the spoon’ or ‘food falling off the plate and onto the floor’ dilemmas they decided to design their own tools for the job and came up with this new range specifically created for little fingers.

 

What we received

My children and I were very lucky to receive a beautiful set of  the Eco Dippy Face Baby Plate, a TUMTUM Trainee Beaker, TUM TUM Trainee Stainless Steel Children’s Cutlery Set with Removable Grippy Sleeves and a TUM TUM Eco Cloud Dining Set – Pink/Orange colours!

 

 

Box opening with TUM TUM

Eco Dippy Face Plate

The Stay Put Dippy Face Plate is a fun kids plate in the shape of bear and is the perfect size for young children as it’s not huge and you can portion easily.

My children (even the 8 year old) love how the ears are cut out so are perfect for dipping foods (I added houmous, for example)

The plate comes with a special non slip suction base to keep your plate firmly on the table or highchair as shown in the YouTube video it actually is fantastic. The suction cup is a superb idea too as the baby (or children) can’t move the plate around or throw it!

To remove it yourself, pull on the hidden tab to release the suction. Works best on non-porous surfaces and ensure the suction base is dust free for best results.

Once your little one has developed a bit more and has gone past the watching everything fall from the highchair stage you can remove the suction base completely and use it as a ‘normal’ plate – a sure sign that they are becoming more ‘grown up’.

Made from biodegradable bamboo fibre which is designed to be kinder to the environment than traditional plastics when it has reached the end of its life, it can be buried in the earth to biodegrade.

Their food grade silicone placemats are meant to last a long time and are kinder to the ocean than typical plastic based placemats.

You can easily present food in a fun and engaging manner which I’ve kept it as simple but you can go as elaborate as you like! I created a really easy teddy bear snack by adding food to the existing features, fruit pouch in the ears with porridge on ‘the face’, houmous, cheese, BBQ sauce, ketchup and so on. This was perfect for a quick and easy healthy fun snack for literally all of my children from weaning baby to 8 year old.

Not suitable for use in a microwave oven but is dishwasher safe and free from BPA, PVC phthalates.

 

dippy face plate

dippy face plate

dippy face plate

dippy face plate

TUM TUM Trainee Beaker

  • Cold or warm drinks can be had in this amazingly designed cup!
  • Innovative children’s cup with wide base for stability  – to prevent spillages.
  • Grippy sides insulate fingers nicely from hot drinks
  • Wide ‘anti-topple’ base
  • Capacity: 250ml

I like how there are clear plastic on both sides so when assisting in drinking you can actually see if it’s being drunk.

It can be an ideal transitional training cup for the table. My children love this beaker, especially the fish design and cool pink colour! I love it because it doesn’t topple over or slip around on the table. I’ve told lots of friends about this product as it’s by far the best beaker my little girl has used. A definite ‘must have’ for kids.

 

Food ideas plates

TUM TUM Trainee Stainless Steel Children’s Cutlery Set with Removable Grippy Sleeves 

Box Contains

1 x Fork 
1 x Knife 
1 x Spoon

The cutlery set is designed to be useful for younger and older which has proven to be true as I have a four year old who enjoys using them – it isn’t the generic plastic you would get too.

  • Ideal infant/junior age kids cutlery set 
  • Perfect for learning how to use cutlery the first time
  • Remove silicone grippy sleeves when user is more able and wants to be ‘grown up’
  • Bowl shaped fork keeps peas in place
  • Knife not too sharp, not too blunt and at the correct cutting angle

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TUM TUM Eco Cloud Dining Set – Pink/Orange colours!

Made from biodegradable bamboo fibre this Eco collection is designed to be kinder to the environment than traditional plastics which I absolutely love!

This Eco friendly children’s dinner set in cloud, sun and raindrop design can come in pink/orange or blue/green and contains divided plate and bowl with steeper sides for easy scooping plus made from beautiful and biodegradable bamboo fibre.

They aren’t meant to be used in the microwave I’ve just been hand washing along side all the other items.

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Why use Bamboo Fiber products

Because the growth of bamboo does not require various types of chemical fertilizers, it can produce negative ions, and has anti-insect and anti-bacterial properties, thus avoiding various types of pollution! By using bamboo as raw material, bamboo fiber is processed by special high-tech technology to extract cellulose in bamboo and is made of recycled fiber by processes such as glue making and spinning. 

SEVEN great uses of Bamboo fiber:

  1. Easy Cleaning and maintain – meant to not absorb odor or are be easily stained; making them easy to clean and maintain.
  2. Durable – Bamboo Fibre products can be stronger than Steel and more.
  3. Anti-bacterial—Bamboo bowls have a natural antibacterial property that makes them resistant to absorbing odors and limits the growth of bacteria.
  4. Free from chemical – no pesticides are used when growing bamboo, which means there will not be any pesticide or other chemical residues left on the final product or in the environment, no petroleum products are used in the production of bamboo fiber bowls and utensils.
  5. Eco friendly – more eco friendly as bamboo fiber is completely bio-degradeable and as bamboo is the fastest growing planet on Earth, it is a sustainable and renewable form of material.
  6. Lightweight – the strength is matches by a superb lightness which makes it highly practical. Even an over-sized bamboo bowl will be light enough for a child to lift or carry.
  7. It also grows without the need for herbicides or fertilisers and is harvested without damage to the plant or its surroundings.

 

Ideas to use with the range I received:

I made a little Halloween Pinterest image

Simple meals from cheesy omelette to spaghetti on toast!

Food ideas

Baby Led Weaning – using the Tidy Tot bib and set tray, fruit pouches and porridge and the TUM TUM Trainee beaker as well as the TUM TUM Dippy Face Plate.

Meal ideas

 

The Tum Tum Tots range

Cups

From sippy cups with straws, to super stable toddler cups to grippy open training cups with wide bases they have a cup for each developmental stage that has been designed with care to help with independent drinking.

  • TUM TUM Super Stable Sippy Cup with Straw, Scruff £7.00
  • TUM TUM Trainee Super Stable Grippy Kids Cup, Fish £8.50
  • TUM TUM Super Stable Cup straws £1.00
  • TUM TUM Super Stable Sippy Cup with Straw, Bluebell £7.00
  • TUM TUM Trainee Super Stable Grippy Kids Cup, Octopus £8.50
  • TUM TUM Tippy Up Sippy Cup, Boris Bear £7.00
  • TUM TUM Straws & Brush Set £3.00
  • TUM TUM Tippy Up Sippy Cup, Betsy Bear £7.00
  • TUM TUM Tippy Up Sippy Cup, Pip Panda £7.00
Their kid’s cutlery has been designed specifically to help independent self-feeding, with a bowl shaped fork, and a proper knife for ‘pushing’ at just the right level of ‘bluntness’. Designed for their own daughters when they couldn’t find a good set of children’s cutlery on the market.
  • TUM TUM Easy Scoop Children’s Cutlery Set, Bluebell £10.00
  • TUM TUM All Day Children’s Cutlery Set £15.00
  • TUM TUM Easy Scoop Children’s Travel Cutlery, Ladybird £12.00
  • TUM TUM Trainee Stainless Steel Children’s Cutlery Set with Removable Grippy Sleeves £16.00
  • TUM TUM Swapsie Weaning Spoons, Double Ended, Set of 3 £4.50
  • TUM TUM Easy Scoop Children’s Travel Cutlery, Scruff £12.50
  • TUM TUM Easy Scoop Children’s Travel Cutlery, Bluebell £12.50
Super big and super wipeable, making them perfect for containing foodie mess and artistic creations! All £5!
  • TUM TUM Mega Size Children’s Placemat, Bluebell
  • TUM TUM Mega Size Children’s Placemat, Scruff
  • TUM TUM Mega Size Children’s Placemat, Woof
  • TUM TUM Mega Size Children’s Placemat, Oink
  • TUM TUM Mega Size Children’s Placemat, Ribbit
From interactive children’s cutlery to easy scoop kids’ dinner sets, super sippy cups and super cute kids’ backpacks, our TUM TUM bundle sets offer superb value for money. All £20.
  • TUM TUM Baby Weaning Set, Boris Bear
  • TUM TUM Eco Cloud Dining Set – Blue/Green
  • TUM TUM Eco Cloud Dining Set – Pink/Orange

Eco Range

Sling your lunch on your back and walk to school, all the while knowing you’re keeping it cool! Their kids’ lunch bags range includes super cute toddler backpacks for girls and boys and insulated lunch bags in the shape of ladybirds and bees.

  • TUM TUM Insulated Children’s Lunch Bag, Ladybird £12.00
  • TUM TUM Insulated Children’s Lunch Bag / Backpack, Scruff £15.00
  • TUM TUM Insulated Children’s Lunch Bag / Backpack, Bluebell £15.00

Get creative with your lunch with our innovative range of kids’ lunch boxes. With a removable lidded dipping pot, the sky’s the limit when it comes to healthy toddler lunch ideas. And our nesting lunch boxes for kids’ are super handy for use in our insulated lunch bags for snacks and nibbles.

  • TUM TUM Nesting Children’s Snack Boxes, Scruff £10.00
  • TUM TUM Nesting Children’s Snack Boxes, Bluebell £10.00
  • TUM TUM Nesting Children’s Snack Boxes, Bugs £10.00
  • TUM TUM Kids Lunch Box with Dipping Pot Separator, Bugs £11.00
  • TUM TUM Peepo Weaning Pots, Set of 2, Boris Bear £7.00

Keep your lunch toasty warm until lunchtime with our sweet kids’ thermos flasks. Holding 300ml and made from high quality stainless steel, they are one of the best performing food flasks for heat retention. All £17.50.

  • TUM TUM Thermal Kids Food Flask, Bluebell
  • TUM TUM Thermal Kids Food Flask, Bugs
  • TUM TUM Thermal Kids Food Flask, Scruff

Open your bottle and take a drink – hydrate yourself! Their kids’ water bottles are simple and robust, with a flip top lid for easy access. Made from indestructible Tritan and totally BPA free. All £7.

  • TUM TUM Flip Top Kids Water Bottle, Scruff 
  • TUM TUM Flip Top Kids Water Bottle, Bugs 
  • TUM TUM Flip Top Kids Water Bottle, Bluebell

Bowls & Plates

  • Kids Egg Cup Set £13.00
  • TUM TUM Eco Dippy Face Baby Plate, Boris £12.00
  • TUM TUM Peepo Weaning Pots, Set of 2, Boris Bear £7.00
  • TUM TUM Eco Cloud Dining Set – Blue/Green £20.00
  • TUM TUM Eco Cloud Dining Set – Pink/Orange £20.00

Weaning

Designed to make first foods fun, very cute baby weaning range includes a plate with a face that can be turned into food, bowls with hiding bears and a simple cup that works any way up. Great for baby weaning.

  • TUM TUM Eco Dippy Face Baby Plate, Boris £12.00
  • TUM TUM Tippy Up Sippy Cup, Boris Bear £7.00
  • TUM TUM Swapsie Weaning Spoons, Double Ended, Set of 3 £4.50
  • TUM TUM Peepo Weaning Pots, Set of 2, Boris Bear £7.00
  •  TUM TUM Straws & Brush Set £3.00
  • TUM TUM Baby Weaning Bundle £30.00
  • TUM TUM Tippy Up Sippy Cup, Betsy Bear £7.00
  • TUM TUM Tippy Up Sippy Cup, Pip Panda £7.00
  • TUM TUM Baby Weaning Set, Boris Bear £20.00

Bundles

Save a bundle on their bundles!

  • TUM TUM Children’s Cutlery + Placemats Bundle £25.00
  • TUM TUM Children’s Lunch Box Bundle, Bugs £23.50
  • TUM TUM Children’s Food Flask Bundle, Scruff £30.00
  • TUM TUM Children’s Food Flask Bundle, Bluebell £30.00
  • TUM TUM Children’s Food Flask Bundle, Bugs £30.00
  • TUM TUM Children’s Dining Set Bundle, Bluebell £26.50
  • TUM TUM Children’s Lunch Bag Bundle, Scruff £25.00
  • TUM TUM Children’s Lunch Bag Bundle, Bluebell £25.00
  • TUM TUM Baby Weaning Bundle £30.00

 

Overall thoughts

 

My 8 and 4 year old love this range as well as the baby as they are creative, pretty and make meal times more appealing as you can either decorate the plate, separate the food or just pile it on plus they enjoy the bright colours too – well, so do I really. I find all the products on their site fantastic designs – just so pretty!

Price ranges are very reasonable for what you get! The unisex products are made of excellent quality material and they are strong and sturdy with the added benefit of thoughtful design and product features.

I’m certain they will last well and I’ve been hand washing them rather than putting in the dishwasher to preserve the quality and be better for the environment.

The fact the eco range is eco is so great (as mentioned above) with Bamboo being renewable resource as it is fast growing and naturally regenerates is something my eldest and I have appreciated, the idea of being able to bury something once you’re done with it and it biodegrade is something we love.

I definitely recommend the products we’ve been sent as they are all suitable for their own purposes.

Disclaimer: I was sent these products to review but all thoughts are my own. Any images used that aren’t mine I’ve left the website address on.

TUM TUM TOTS

 

Where to buy

You can buy all the ranges from their Website and Amazon,

They are also on social media like Instagram and Facebook.

Award winning

They’ve won many Awards a couple being:

BBTG GoldAward

13 thoughts on “Tum Tum Tots – who told you that you shouldn’t play with food?

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  2. What a fab range – I really love the plates! Colourful, happy and ideal for encouraging fussy eaters 🙂 Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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  3. LOVE it all, I am jealous mine are not so little, I have commented over on Youtube too, great review, you really covered it all! #thesatsesh

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