12 baby suction plates that stay put

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When it comes to babies and toddlers, mess is an inevitable part of the joy and privilege of raising them. Most parents would agree that they’d much rather see food on the table than the tiles. That’s where a plate with suction lends a helping hand.

Fitted with genius sticky pads at their base, suction plates attach firmly to smooth surfaces like tabletops and high chairs. Not only do they put an end to airborne dinnerware and salad-strewn floors, but they also encourage independent feeding and a healthy relationship with food.

From crazy-cute bamboo styles to dishwasher-safe silicone, baby suction plates have never been sweeter, and to help get mealtimes sorted faster, we’ve put the best of them in one handy list.

What to look for when buying a suction plate

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Safe materials –  It goes without saying that your children’s tableware should be 100% safe for them to use. Look for durable materials like food-grade silicone and sustainable bamboo that are free from BPA, BPS, PVC, lead and phthalates.

Strong suction – This is the main calling-card of a suction plate – one that actually sticks and stays put on the table! The last thing you want when investing in kids tableware is to have Suction Plate: zero, Baby: one.

Easy to remove – You want a baby suction plate that’s easy to remove, even if dinner is only half eaten. Look for a large base and easy-lift tabs that release the plate without too much effort.

Nice on the eyes – Meal times with little ones should be fun, and when food is presented on a super-cute plate that gives tots a twinkle in the eye, it might just translate to that broccoli being popped in the mouth.

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12 baby suction plates that stay put at the table

Mealtimes are made easier and more enjoyable when you have the right tools. We’ve scouted out 12 of the most functional (and gorgeous) suction plates available.

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In no particular order, here they are:

Eco Rascals

Eco Rascals Baby Suction Plates

Eco Rascals Organic Bamboo Suction Plates (from $29.95)

Sustainable and organic bamboo is a big tick from an environmental point of view, but it’s the ridiculously cute designs that make these suction plates a real winner. Available in a variety of shapes and colours, the suction base is detachable for older kids.

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from Danish by Design website


Boon

Boon Suction Catch Plates

Boon Catch Plate ($14.99)

It may look a lot like a UFO, but it won’t fly away thanks to its sturdy suctioned base. This dishwasher-safe option funnels runaway food back onto the plate and comes with a flexible food catcher. Choose from two colour schemes.


Done by Deer

Done by Deer Suction Plates

Done by Deer Stick & Stay Plates (from $26.95)

Oodles of personality and high-contrast imagery make these plates winners for first baby meals. They feature rounded edges for simple scooping, quick-release flaps and tick the box for easy cleaning and safe re-heating.


We Might Be Tiny

We Might Be Tiny Suction Plates

We Might Be Tiny Stickie Plate ($32)

Made from stain-resistant silicone, toddler-proof Stickie Plates come with a built-in suction base that secures to almost any solid surface. Microwave, dishwasher and oven-safe, they even come with fitted lids for simple storage of little leftovers.

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from We Might Be Tiny website


Emondo Kids

Emondo Rainbow Suction Plate

Emondo Kids Rainbow Plate with Suction ($45)

Portion your child’s meal using the three compartments or go one step further and use the rainbow’s lines to create edible art! Made of 100% sustainable bamboo, this is a practical meal-time solution you’ll be reaching for constantly.

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from Emondo Kids website


Little Eli

LIttle Eli Koala Suction Plate

Little Eli Koala Suction Plate & Spoon Set ($29.95) 

Prepare to be bowled over with the cuteness of this mealtime set. In addition to its gorgeous design, it’s BPA, PVC and phthalate-free and comes with a huge suction base for more stay-put power.

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from Little Eli website


OXO Tot

OXO Tot Stick & Stay Plate ($24.95)

Designed for easier self-feeding, OXO Tot’s tantrum-proof suction plate is a cinch for grown-ups to remove, but not so easy for little ones. It quickly twists apart for speedy clean-ups and it’s safe to pop in the dishwasher.


Bumkins

Bumkins Suction Grip Plate

Bumkins Silicone Grip Dish ($29.95)

These colourful numbers are designed especially with early eaters in mind. They have smooth rounded edges, handy compartments for perfect portions and super suction to keep nibbles nailed down. Chemical-free, they’re stain-resistant and antibacterial.


Beaba

Beaba Suction Plates

Beaba Silicone Suction Plates ($29.95)

Crafted from chemical-free silicone and perfectly sized for toddler meals, this plate means mealtimes without the mess. It’s safe for dishwasher and microwave use and it comes with a tough base that sticks securely to clean surfaces.


Little Baby Paw

LIttle Baby Paws Silicone Suction Plates

Little Baby Paw Animal Suction Plates ($33.07)

With cuteness in spades, these minimalist dinnertime pals come with an innovative non-slip suction base to keep dinner where it belongs. They’re tilt proof, oven and dishwasher-safe and they come in a choice of four gorgeous colourways.


Marcus & Marcus

Marcus and Marcus Yummy Dips Suction Plate

Marcus & Marcus Yummy Dips Suction Plate ($29.95)

Little ones will appreciate the cute design, you’ll appreciate that the plate stays put. Made from unbreakable food-grade silicone rubber and fitted with easy-release tabs, this mealtime companion comes in six colours to suit every little personality.


Plum

Plum Suction Plates

Plum Bamboo and Silicone Suction Plates ($19.99)

With sweet designs, rounded edges and easy-care sustainable materials, these kiddie plates tick all the boxes. Each comes with a super-tough silicone base that grips tight to almost any smooth surface. How to choose?!


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