Meals made ezpz


When we started our son on solids we didn’t buy a lot of fancy feeding dishes/utensils.  We had 2-3 bibs, 3 baby/toddler sized bowls, two divided plates, and a handful of silverware.  We taught our son to eat using our dishes and magically he never even thought about throwing a dish or food.  We were lucky!

We never invested in toddler serving dishes until ezpz.

We never really invested in toddler serving dishes until ezpz.

When I heard about the ezpz less mess Happy Mat in the Fall of 2014 I thought it sounded like a great idea.  The ezpz less mess Happy Mat has been hyped up as a “game changer”.  I was first introduced to the product by The Baby Guy NYC (Jamie Grayson) when he posted his video of the Happy Mat during their Kickstarter phase of development.  Jamie’s video focused on the suction function of the mat which, in part, helps to prevent children from throwing their dishes.  This is where I stopped looking.  My toddler didn’t need to be prevented from throwing his plates.  When it popped up in my news feed on Facebook many months later, after achieving full Kickstarter funding, I took a closer look.  I wasn’t interested in it for our family, but I was intrigued for my clients.  The more I looked at the Happy Mat, the more I realized the brilliance of the design.  The Happy Mat is terrific for children who don’t want food to touch, teaching parents correct portion size for children (and adults), and for anyone who has any challenges that make feeding physically difficult.  The ezpz less mess mats do all of this and more, but I still didn’t want to spend the money on the product.  After all, one Happy Mat costs $25 and I probably spent the same amount on ALL of my toddler dining pieces combined.

Part of our ezpz stash.

Part of our ezpz stash.

Still thinking about just how wonderful a tool the mat would be from a nutrition standpoint, I joined a small test group for ezpz and learned more about their product.  We had the opportunity to test out some concept designs as well as the Happy Mat.  I dutifully ordered the concept products and a Happy Mat still thinking it would just be about reviewing the product from a health coach perspective.

When our mats arrived I was excited to try them, but you know who was even more excited?  Our toddler!  He was, and is still, enamored with them.  The colors are fun, vibrant, and appealing to both genders. There is even a gray Happy Mat inspired by Jamie Grayson!  All of the ezpz mats are made of a food-grade silicone.  They are BPA, PVC, Lead, and Phthalate free AND are made responsibly in China.  In fact the founder of ezpz, Lindsey Laurain, just hosted one of the women who handles the shipping in China for ezpz.

As soon as the mats were out of the box, our kiddo requested a snack.  I asked him to pick a mat so that I could wash it and get him the requested snack.  I’m not sure where our wires got crossed, but he chose all of the mats for snack and the following was the result.

Let me tell you a little more about the Happy Mat (smiley face mat) since it is the ezpz flagship product.  The Happy Mat, in addition to being made of a food-grade silicone that is BPA, PVC, Lead, and Phthalate free, is also dishwasher and microwave safe!  Every parent’s dream is to find out that a wonderful product is also dishwasher safe.  I will be honest and tell you that I have never put my mats in the dishwasher because they are simple and quick to hand wash and dry.  It is “ezpz” to take about 30 seconds to wash the mat after a meal because nothing seems to stick to it….even if you have left the mat overnight and last night’s dinner remnants are now crusty and gross…not that I would ever do that.

The suction function is terrific, the portion sizes for the smiley face are perfect and there is space around the mat to catch the spills, to make ears, eyebrows, and even whiskers with the food.  We have been using the gray mat for nearly 6 months now and it is showing no signs of aging despite daily use.  The lime mat pictured is a new addition to our collection and has only been used a couple of times.  Go ahead and compare.  I bet you can’t really tell which one is “old” and which one is new.

Happy Mats in Gray and Lime

Happy Mats in Gray and Lime

Are you curious what a meal looks like in these mats?  Check out the photos below.  Some are “before” shots and one is an “after” shot.

Throughout the process of feeding therapy, these mats have been a lifesaver for us.  In fact, ezpz works with Dawn, a Feeding Therapist/SLP to make sure their products are helpful in creating good eating habits in children! Our feeding therapist, Autumn, is also working with Dawn to provide feedback on the ezpz products.  It really is a small world.

The Happy Mat is the ezpz flagship product, however, it is not their only product.  Two other products have been released since the initial offering of the Happy Mat.  First up is the Snack Mat.  This is a round mat that works well for soup, cereal, dip, toppings, yogurt, crackers and so much more.  It really is a versatile mat, however, be warned that it will not fit on most highchair trays.  This isn’t a deal breaker for me, but it is something to note when you are choosing which products you would like to order.  You will notice the snack mat pictured below is gray; this gray snack mat was a prototype.  The snack mat is currently available in a fabulously vibrant mint color.  Who knows, if you write to Lindsey, maybe ezpz will start offering the snack mat in additional colors in the coming years.

We love our snack mat, but I think we use our Happy Bowls, the newest addition to the ezpz family, just a little bit more.  This mat is smaller and fits nicely on many high chair trays, sits closer to the edge of the table making the bowl easier to reach, and still has room for extras outside the bowl.  Most of our dinner and lunches are served on the Happy Mat, but breakfast is almost always served in the Happy Bowl.  Oatmeal, cereal, berries, homemade granola, yogurt, and toast have all made appearances in the Happy Bowl morning routine.

We like to use placemats and cloth napkins at our table. Before the ezpz products wiggled their way into our daily lives we had to swap out the placemats every single day. Now, we can easily use one set of placemats for an entire week because the mats catch 99% of the crumbs! Even the smaller Happy Bowl footprint keeps the placemats clean.  Less mess and less laundry equals a happy mommy.

I will be completely honest with you, although the suction function is terrific, sometimes kids figure out how to peel up the corners of the mat and the mat gets deposited on the floor. Here are two key reasons that I love ezpz and founder Lindsey. First, Lindsey constantly asks for feedback on the ezpz products. Even after they have been finalized she is still looking for ways to improve the product. Second, she actually does something with the feedback! In our test group we noted that children were peeling up the mats (usually the bowl since it is smaller and lighter than the Happy Mat) so Lindsey went looking for a solution. Behold, a huge improvement!

Purple Happy Bowl (original design) and the Lime Happy Bowl (improved design)

Purple Happy Bowl (original design) and the Lime Happy Bowl (improved design)

Can you see what she changed? Here, let me give you a better view.

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Now can you see? The lime bowl with the improved design has a slanted or beveled edge making it much more challenging for little fingers to peel up from the table. This new edge will be introduced throughout the other products in early Fall. Parents of older children do not need to worry, our 3-year-old is able to pick up the beveled edged bowl with ease. Why is this important to me? Well, it is his responsibility to bring his plate, utensils, and cup to the counter so that we can get everything washed after a meal.

Now for some practical notes about the ezpz products.  Where do you store these things?  They are a bit big, but they stack nicely and can be stuck to a fridge for quick ezpz access.  The mats have lived in several places in our home including the counter, the fridge, and most recently on a low cabinet shelf so that our son can choose his own mat for the meal.  Just an FYI, this stacking ability also means that you can carry more than one mat at a time!

As you can see, we love the ezpz line – Happy Mat, Snack Mat, and Happy Bowl – for so many reasons.  Let me just go over them one more time with you.

  1. Ez to clean up.
  2. Ez to create fun meals for all ages.
  3. Ez-er feeding for individuals with limitations.
  4. Ez to store.
  5. Ez to encourage independence in little ones.
  6. Ez to love!

Now, I have been holding out on you.  You may have noticed some rogue ezpz products in the pictures above.  Let me tell you about the mini mats and the play mat before giving you a HUGE reason to LOVE ezpz and Lindsey (that is, if you aren’t already in love with ezpz).

The micro mats are fun.  When I first signed up to be in the ezpz test group, Lindsey sent us all a micro mat as a thank you in advance for our honest and detailed feedback.  I played around with it and thought it was a cute handout.  Then I discovered that it is useful too!  This little guy is pretty small, but can deliver huge satisfaction (and it still suctions fairly well).

The mini mat is a great chocolate chip delivery system and a fun way to serve morning vitamins.  What would you use a mini mat for?

The micro mat is a great chocolate chip delivery system and a fun way to serve morning vitamins. What would you use a micro mat for?

Last up is the play mat.  This product is not currently for sale (and sniff, sniff may become a collector’s item), but I thought you might like to see it anyway.  The play mat is great for crafts, snacking, painting, drawing with dry erase markers (all mats are compatible with dry erase markers), holding eggs for painting around Easter, and so much more.  Here is just one picture of the so much more that happens routinely around our house.

Now, here is the HUGE reason you should love ezpz and founders Lindsey and Brad Laurain.  They give back.  They insist on giving back.  They insist on involving their kids in their life.  They are working hard to promote the family table and healthy eating habits.  They are not just about profit.  How many times have we heard this, but never see the proof?  Here is just ONE example of their giving nature.

Before Christmas I contacted Lindsey about an angel tree at my husband’s work.  Each year they gather items for the Laurens County Disabilities Office.  This year we were gathering supplies and gifts for the division supporting adults with TBI (traumatic brain injuries).  The Happy Mats would give these adults, many of whom were having trouble feeding themselves, some measure of independence during meals.  I asked if she could help.  This is what arrived:

This is why I love ezpz!

I hope this review helps you get a clearer vision of how ezpz products would fit into your life.  They make mealtime fun and ez and cleanup ezpz!  After using them for nearly 6 months, I wouldn’t hesitate one bit paying full price.  They are worth every single penny!

Just a little ezpz window art!

Just a little ezpz window art!

Curious about the daily life of ezpz around our house, check out just a few more images and then scroll on down for a terrific giveaway open to all USA residents.

I hope that you are as excited about ezpz as I am.  To get your ezpz collection started I am giving away one Happy Bowl in blue to a USA resident. Entry is, you guessed it, ezpz.
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  • MyChau Brikshavana

    Beautifully written review!!! I couldn’t agree more 🙂

    On a side note, can you give me some tips on helping my 21 month old eat better. She’s very picky and looking at the meals that you prepare for your toddler is making me a bit jealous!

    • Moira

      I would love to give you some ideas. Send me a message on Facebook or email me at info@behealthysc.com 🙂

  • http://naturallifemom.com Julia

    These look awesome! We have the bowl but don’t have any of the other products. It’s too bad they aren’t making the playmats after all. My daughter would love those! The Happy Mat is so happy looking!

    • http://www.ezpzfun.com Lindsey Laurain

      Julia- We will eventually make play mats! Although this cute mat totally works, we think it can be even better! We want all of our products to be able to cross over into therapists (OT/Speech) etc. so we may refine a few things. Stay tuned!

    • Moira

      I think the Happy Mat is happy looking too!

  • Angela

    These look so cool! My stash of plain baby dishes is getting old, and I think it would be so fun to replace them with something new!

    • Moira

      I didn’t realize how “un-useful” my plain baby/toddler stuff was until I tried the Happy Mat! They really are awesome.

  • Melissa Lennox

    My son is a big “pick up my plate & dump my food” trickster! I love the new beveled edges on the updated bowls! And love my ezpz mats now and just love to add to it with every household in my extended family!

    • Moira

      You have a very lucky family if they are receiving ezpz as gifts! I love the beveled edges too, they also give it a more polished look I think.

  • diane tavares

    Love this article! If i wasn’t already sold on ezpz this would have done it for me. I received my mats and bowl a couple weeks ago and I was amazed by the quality. They are seriously perfect for kids with disabilities and I’m hoping it’ll help my son master the use of utensils in time…no more shifting plates to fight with. I’m pretty amazed and jealous of what your child will eat. I gave birth to the pickiest eater on the planet so I envy you right now

    • Moira

      When I showed them to our Feeding Therapist she thought they would be a terrific tool for her clients! Send me a message on Facebook or send me an email at info@behealthysc.com and I would be happy to give you some tips to try 🙂

  • Jennifer Ainge

    Such a great review! I love using the ezpz mat because it keeps the table sooo much cleaner than regular plates and bowls! My kid isn’t one to toss dishes, but the suction does make it easier for him to eat because the dishes can’t slide away!

    • Moira

      I agree Jennifer! It is so much easier to get the last bites because the mats are slipping and sliding all over the table. We find that the weight alone of these (on top of a cloth placemat) is often enough to keep it in place.

  • Symone

    This is an amazing review of some of the most amazing products for feeding I have ever used! Love all my Peepz!!

    • Moira

      They are amazing products Symone! So glad to be on the ezpz journey with you!

  • Jennifer

    I love ezpz because it helped me reclaim my kitchen table. My 6 and 4 year old rarely ask to leave the kitchen now because they are too excited to eat off of their happy mat. I really hope they reconsider and start selling the playmat- I would totally buy one for each of my 4 kiddos

    • Moira

      I know they are working on the next version of the play mat. Hopefully we will see that sooner rather than later, but I know they want it to be perfect before releasing it to the public. I saw talk of a flash sale for the play mat so keep your eyes open on the facebook page!

      I love that you eat as a family! Keep up the awesome work. You are setting up fabulous lifelong habits.

  • Jessica Parent

    AWESOME review!! Like you I was initially leery of the price tag….my baby spoons were bought at the dollar tree and my baby ate food out of cups or straight on his tray.I also caught wind thru babyguy (but it was after kick starter phase I think ).I too got to test a few products (my baby loves teething on the minimat) and fell in love. I love everything about EzPz,especially Lindsey (she keeps it so real) . I cant wait to get my hands on a happy mat and try the new beveled edge bowl.

    • Moira

      I think it is hard to spend money on a product without really seeing how it works. I hope that my review helps a few more families see just how great and versatile the mats really are!

  • Joni

    Love Ezpz and move this blog review. So honest and proves that sometimes it takes time to realize the full value of a product! Would love to replace all of our toddler bowls with ezpz mats. I also would love to win so I could gift some to my sisters and friends with little ones! Thanks for sharing your experiences!

    • Moira

      These make such terrific gifts. The parents don’t even realize how awesome the mats are until they use them a couple of times and then they LOVE them!

  • Morgan

    AWESOME review! I’ve been anxious to read your review on these. I admit the price point is hard to swallow for our family right now, but I’ll pay anything to make food time more enjoyable for my picky little 20month old!

    • Moira

      I think it really does help. We are able to make it fun and say eat the carrots in the eye and then have some fish from the smile. The bowls make eating soups and practicing spoon so much easier too!

  • Mary Chenoweth

    We love ez pz mats and snack mats! We have one out on the coffee table at all times for my little grazer.

    • Moira

      Yes Mary! They are great for grazing. We do that too 🙂

  • http://FB rhonda Chavez

    I love ezpz

    • Moira

      Me too!

  • Meggan

    very well written review! We will be starting my son on solids soon and this is a must!

    • Moira

      I wish these had been around when our kiddo was starting solids. They are fun and the colors really attract their attention.

  • http://momommymo maureen nettleton

    I love that Ez-pz is a family run business. My twins would love these mats right now we just have flat mats but I want to introduce bowls but they just dump them out. I think this would be a great transition.

    • Moira

      Even if they aren’t tempted to dump them out, the bowls make it easier to learn spoon control and technique!

      I <3 that they are a family run business as well.

  • Sara

    I’ve got a happy mat for each of my boys. We use them for EVERY SINGLE meal. So easy to wash and the kids love them! I am really looking forward to trying the bowls, especially for my 18 month old to learn to do oatmeal and cereal.

    • Moira

      I never imagined we would use our mats as much as we do. It is a point of pride for our kiddo to help by getting out the appropriate mat (Happy Mat or Happy Bowl) and put it on the counter next to our plates. He even loves to carry them to the sink after meals.

  • Stephanie Geary

    I love these mats. They are awesome. I have all three!

    • Moira

      Woohoo! Now you just need the micro mat 😉

  • Stephanie Smith

    I was introduced to the happy mat when I won one at Mommycon Chicago and now I am obsessed! Thank you for your honest reviews!

    • Moira

      It all starts with one mat….then you end up with a cabinet full 🙂

  • Chana Weinberg

    You have me convinced!

    • Moira

      You can’t go wrong with any of the ezpz mats!

  • Crystal

    I love that it keeps toddlers from launching their plates! Very fun design.

    • Moira

      The design is ingenious and the colors/smiley faces make them fun….perfect combination.

  • Amy Kat

    This is the best review I’ve read of ezpz! We need ezpz in our lives because I have that toddler that throws every single dish to the floor after painting himself, his chair, his brother, the table (you get the idea) with his food. Every. Single. Day. While I dig creative expression, I’d prefer he actually eats his meal at the table and not off the floor (or his brother). 🙂

    • Moira

      Lol! Sounds like you have a wonderfully imaginative child, but I can understand not wanting to hose down your kitchen and kids after every meal 🙂

  • eula mei

    my son will be starting food soon and this would be amazing to have I love its function and hopefully it’ll be really easy to clean up

    • Moira

      They are SO easy to clean up! (As I hang my head in shame) We routinely leave things in the mat for hours before cleaning them and the cleanup is still quick. The silicone makes it easy to slide even crusty foods right off and the mat is big enough to make table cleanup minimal.

  • Melissa

    Awesome review! Makes me want to buy them all!

    • Moira

      You should 😉

  • Jessica Shatz

    My son is just about to embark on the solids adventure and would love a may to try with him as he discovered food!

    • Moira

      The mats are so great for encouraging independence and developing fine motor skills along the way! They are also great for cute pictures with your little one.

  • Brooke

    We have the Happy Mat and LOVE it. Helps with portion size and so easy to clean! Would love to try put the bowl as that’s how my daughter is prefers her food.

    • Moira

      I have served many sandwiches in the Happy Bowl because our kiddo loves bowls!

  • Jasmine

    I really love the look of these! Thanks for a fantastic review, I have a little one about to be introduced into dishes, and this would be a fabulous start!

    • Moira

      They really do give you a great start with solids. They are a good reminder that children don’t need huge portion sizes (or adults for that matter). Giving them too much food can be overwhelming and counterproductive.

  • Amanda G.

    I would love a set, I have 3 boys! our table is a constant mess. I have a picky older child, who does not like his food to touch this would be perfect.

    • Moira

      They are great for keeping food from touching and they are a lifesaver for keeping the table so much cleaner!

  • Katy

    We love the ezpz happy mat we have for our three year old. Now we need another one for our 2 year old. Great product!

    • Moira

      I am imagining them arguing over who gets to use the Happy Mat at each meal. It would be so much fun to have one for each…and you can stack them to carry them to table and sink.

  • Heather

    I use the happy mat with my one year old. I’m so happy to read that the newer mats will have a beveled edge as that is the one thing that has stopped me from purchasing more. My little stinker immediately figured out that he can peel the mat and then move it! I still love it for the following reasons: it’s super easy to clean (no dishwasher here!), easy to fill, my son loves it, it allows me to stick it to the table so he can work to feed himself instead of me holding whatever plate or bowl I grabbed in place while he loads up the spoon, and it’s super cute!

    • Moira

      They are little stinkers sometimes! The beveled edge does make it more challenging for the littler ones to peel it up. I love watching the independence get stronger and stronger each day!

  • Kristin Heggen

    These are awesome!

    • Moira

      We think so!

  • Jolan Holmes

    Great review ! Looks amazing and we would love to try with my 9 month old. He is just getting the knack of self feeding and I’m sure these would help with the mess a great deal ; )

  • Lindsey souders

    What an awesome review! I have been eyeing these up since the kickstarter phase and have been putting off ordering one because our family is a little tight on funds due to me being laid off from my job so it would be awesome to win one for my daughter!

  • Melissa W

    Great review! We love our EZPZ too! 🙂

  • Reagan Phillippi

    These ez pz mats are great!

  • Alison V

    I am always excited to find new products to make meal time easier!

  • Lee Ann

    I love how you use the micro mats! I never thought of that and I’m so excited to start using them now!!

  • Nicole

    I have been dying to try out the ezpz products. This review has only further sold me on them 🙂

  • beth z

    i have been wanting to try these mats so bad! i got to see one at mommy con in minneapolis recently and they’re amazing!

  • Kate Brison

    Such a neat product, love the variety of styles available!

  • Meghan

    I love ezpz mats! They make meal time sooo much easier! Not to mention more colorful!

  • Ashley R

    I love ez pz because it makes mealtimes fun and easy!

  • Miriam Matheny

    I first heard about ezpz through the baby guy and loved how innovative the product was. I started following the brand from there and have been waiting to try the mat when my son is old enough. It is almost that time now and I’m so excited! I’ve had it saved in my amazon cart for months

  • gina

    I would love to try this. My toddler likes to throw things like plates when he is done with his food!

  • Elana

    I love my HappyMat! My son loves bringing it to the table himself, and it catches most of his messes 🙂

  • Kelly

    would love to try this on my daughter who loves to throw things off her tray. She’s starting to eat some finger foods too. 🙂

  • Lindsey probst

    I’ve been stalking the ezpz mats for awhile, not ready to take the $25 plunge. Would be great to win one!

  • Alison

    This is the best article that I have read yet about these mats! I’m totally sold! Our 10 month old wants nothing to do with being spoon fed so baby led weaning was a breeze- except for things like yogurt and applesauce where she just dumps the bowl all over her tray. We are going to move her up to the table this week in her tripp trap like chair so thinking these mats and bowls will solve the problem!

  • Heather

    I’m excited to use our Happy Mat that just arrived. The play mat looks amazing! I hope it doesn’t become a collectors item–it looks so cute and versatile!

    • http://www.ezpzfun.com Lindsey Laurain

      We are just making them better 🙂 Stay tuned though, we may do a flash sale.

  • Bonnie burton

    Wanting to try the ezpz so bad. I had it on my registry but I got a different mat by gerber. The only thing that does is holds food on top until my child decides it’s time the food belongs to the dogs. Definitely going to be buying one soon though. Love the happy mat. Great review!

  • Meghan Murray Burnett

    We love how easy it is to clean!

    • Moira

      Yes! I was so worried that it would be challenging to wash, but it isn’t. I rarely spend more than 30 seconds scrubbing it out.

  • Elizabeth Welk

    I’d love to get one of these happy mats! We do baby-led weaning, so meals get rather messy. I’d love to see if it helps!

    • Moira

      These mats are terrific for BLW!

  • Meagan Shaw

    Great review! We’d love a mat, it’d definitely make meal times easier around here! Thank you for the giveaway! :]

  • Joni

    We love our Ezpz products and love Lindsey! The products are amazing and I love the company and people! I am aways trying to get my friends and family to ‘convert’ but the price is always an issue at first! Love your review Moira! I would love to continue gifting these to my sisters and friends and once they try it once they understand the value and can’t get enough ezpz! I sent all my nieces and nephews mini mats and one sister a happy bowl and they are huge hits. I have a lot of friends fixing to have little ones and my sisters and I all have littles that are 3-4 months apart (yes my mom is in Nana Heaven!). Would love to continue gifting ezpz! :). I’m also going to be checking out your blog more Moira, I need good healthy food ideas for my 14 month old son. He used to love love love veggies and fruit and all things healthy and we are on a strike right now! Thanks for all u do!

  • katie m

    I love it because it catches the spills.

    • Moira

      Yes! I’m not sure I realized just how much I was having to change out our placemats until I started using a mat on top. Now I can literally go a week and still have a clean placemat!

  • Leah CW

    We love our happy bowl! DS has made huge leaps in self-feeding with a bowl that does. not. move! He is very happy to eat his daily yogurt while we get ready, and we have moved on to things like pasta (with sauce) and risotto. Super easy to clean, too!

  • denisse

    Great Review, looking forward to the new design! they look like fun!

  • Elizabeth D

    We got our then 11 month old an ezpz mat and found it doesn’t adhere to our surfaces since they’re all textured.. But we still love it!

    • Moira

      Depending on the texture, you can sometimes make the grip a little better by making sure the back is super clean as well as the table surface. Also, you can moisten the mat just a tad to see if that will help it to grip 🙂 Even without the suction function we still love it too!

  • http://Mediacom Julie Lucas

    I have 12 grandkids, all very young, so I clean up a lot of spills. I am very curious if these ar as good as advertised, if so they would make fantastic baby gifts!

    • Moira

      I watched all of the videos, heard from other moms and still didn’t believe that these are amazing. Then I tried the mats and fell in love! I don’t think you realize how helpful they are until you actually try them.

  • Katie Koenig

    Great review! We are already ezpz owners; we have the happy mat and bowl. They are such great products! Can’t wait to get more!

  • Lori Joachim

    We LOVE our happy mat and are just DROOLING over the Happy Bowl-can’t wait to get one!

    • Moira

      The new Happy Bowl is definitely drool worthy! It makes eating soup, cereal, etc. so much easier because our kiddo doesn’t have to chase the bowl around the table.

  • Kathleen McDonald Boss

    These sound amazing! I have not yet tried them but plan to very soon as I am sure they will make my everyday life a little bit easier!

    • Moira

      Yes, they certainly make everyday life easier! I despise cleaning, so the less cleanup I have to do, the better!

  • Karina Coleman

    I would love to give these a try. My 2 year old doesn’t thrown his plate, but he does keep trying to pick his plate up and “just sitting there” (moving locations for some reason). While we work on getting through to him he can’t move while eating, having the plate or bowl suctioned to the table to be a big plus.

  • Laura

    My son makes a total mess and this would be great to have!!

  • Angela Tozier

    I love our ezpz bowl,we are definitely getting more 🙂

  • libby k

    I’ve got a toddler and a baby – this would be helpful!

  • Patty

    This is a great review! I especially like all of the pictures. I still don’t like my food to touch. I would totally use a mat! My 3 year old always asks for cereal with milk. I never want to give it to him because I’m afraid of the potential mess. I can’t wait to try the happy bowl!

    • Moira

      The Happy Bowl is great for cereal with milk. We usually only have the occasional drop end up on our kiddo’s clothing and nothing would help with that. The table, however, stays clean. Drips all stay on the mat.

      (I have seen many pictures of adults using the mats right alongside their children!)

  • Melissa A

    I’d love to try these! My LO is famous for throwing his food and plates, bowls, whatever when he is “done”. I’d love to find something that would work if we go out to eat to as well! So I’d love to see if these work because the suction sounds awesome!

    • Moira

      That is so frustrating when they throw their food, plates, and bowls. The suction is great, but is just one of the amazing features of the ezpz line. You will love them long after you stop needing the suction function!

  • Sarah

    I would LOVE to have an ezpz collection for my daughter! She is 10 months old right now and just getting into table foods. We were at a restaurant last night and I put some small chunks of different things on a plate in front of her, she proceeded to tip the plate and dump all the food! Wouldn’t it be great to have an ezpz mat to stuff into the diaper bag for times like that?! I think yes!!

    • Moira

      Stay tuned, a wet bag option may be in the works for when you want to take your mat on-the-go! In the meantime, we like to put our in a regular wet bag by Planetwise when we are out.

  • Allison Allison

    We love our Ezpz mats, but don’t have the newer ones. How awesome are these?!! Love them!

  • Tess

    I can’t wait for the play mat to be available! I just love how we can put the mats down in front of our daughter and she can eat, and we don’t worry about the place setting going to the floor!

  • Natalie Vo

    The review was very informative! I have a wild 20 month old nugget. We recently got the happy mat in lime green to try out. It’s awesome. Easy to clean and the design looks great in the kitchen space. 🙂 my next item I would like to try would be the bowl for ice cream, soups, and cereal.

  • Yvonne

    I love that my daughter can’t throw these off the table when she is done. It makes it so much easier than having to chase a plate or bowl around and then clean up what fell out.

  • Lindsay

    I have never used one of these but I think they would be so helpful with my messy son!

  • Amelia

    We love our Happy Mat! It’s so true about encouraging independence, or helping very independent little toddlers who don’t yet have the fine motor skills for a bowl that moves. We are giving our friends one for their baby girl’s first birthday this weekend!

  • Amanda

    These look.amazing. My son is a plate/bowl thrower. I’d love to have him not eating off the high chair tray or be able to serve him something in a bowl!

  • Brianne

    love the review. We love our EZPZ bowl. So easy to clean!

  • Catherine Polachek

    I love these mats and would love to get one for our grandson! I especially like the new beveled edges. Great products!

  • Reilly Posey

    what a thorough review! I’m excited about the new edges! Thanks for the meal ideas, too!

  • Danielle Teslevich

    I recently had a chance to meet Lindsey and she is really just as sweet in person! We have loved using our snack mat as its great for dips/hummus and veggies/crackers! We’d love to give the happy bowl a test drive – not to mention that play mat! How cool!!

    • Moira

      I might be slightly, ok a lot, jealous that you have met Lindsey! It sounds like Lindsey may do a flash sale at some point of the Play Mat Version 1.0!!

  • Britney

    We love our one ezpz mat! The hardest part is my two girls argue over whose turn it is to use it!!

    • Moira

      Now, that sounds like an easy argument to fix. Buy another one 😉

  • Trisha W

    I would like to try with my nephew.

  • Sandy chiang

    I would love to use this for my daughter who is a messy three year old who loves to feed herself. This would help with the no spill!!

  • Alissa

    Wow-they sound awesome. I am going to check out their site now and I hope I get to see them at mommycon. 🙂

    • Moira

      Oooo, I’m jealous. I didn’t make it to MommyCon 🙁

  • Chelbel

    I would love to try it because I love the design and I have a toddler that would enjoy it!

    • Moira

      The design is so fun, but still suitable for an adult table, which is nice in my opinion. That our toddler LOVES his ezpz mats is a huge bonus.

  • Cassie Hayes

    I would love to try this on my little one. She has moderate cerebral palsy. Her occupational therapist thinks this could help her scoop and eat her food all by herself. Most bowls and plates that say they suction down either don’t or won’t after a few washes. This looks amazing.

    • Moira

      It sounds like the bowl would be great for your little one! As long as the surface and the mat are both reasonably clean they don’t lose suction. I know many people who have put their mats in the dishwasher and I know Lindsey does and they stick just as well 100 washes in as after just opening the packaging. We handwash and have never had an issue with sticking. Just today my kiddo said he wanted to use his sticky bowl (Happy Bowl) for his yogurt. He got it out and put it on the not terribly clean counter and proceeded to pull at the bowl with both hands and grinned saying that it was sticky.

  • Caitlin Griffiths

    This was an amazing review! I already own a happy mat for our son and we honestly can’t wait to purchase more! I loved the pictures of all the different uses for the play-mat as well as the different meal ideas you showed! We have hand washed and used the dishwasher on the one we have now and it has yet to lose any suction! I’m so glad to see after 6 months you are still happy as well!

  • http://parentalideas.blogspot.com dave

    The mats look cool! i’d love to try them!