Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Table Topper (Neat Solutions)

Well this was a real treat. Something seemingly different and yet when it really comes down to it - so surprisingly obvious...why did it take so long to come up with this??? Which we imagine, is precisely how Beth felt. It all started in 1995 when she went out to lunch with her baby and ordered some "finger food" for the first time. The chicken strips came on a plate, which quickly became a Frisbee for her son. (Sound familiar?) She tried the paper placemat...it got tossed, too. The only choice was to let him eat right off the dirty table. Having heard about reports documenting the presence of germs on restaurant tables, you can understand why this was not the most ideal option. Beth decided to take action and soon the Table Topper® Stay-in-Place Mat® became the only answer to a big problem facing us when we go out to eat with our children.

So not only is this a "family owned", "mother owned" baby business, but a business that understands the needs of parents with young children (perhaps because it is *family* and *mother* owned). And while it started with the Stay-in-Place Mat®, they have since expanded to include even more unique items - all of which will quickly become *must haves* in your home.

Megan and I were both sent a sample of the Table Topper® Stay-in-Place Mat® and were immediately THRILLED! The first thing we noticed was that the package contained EIGHTEEN placemats, giving us lots of opportunities to try them out. Normally I would try to salvage and use them more than once (and truthfully I still might), but with that many it's easier to part with one here and there. Being made with environmentally friendly materials makes these placemats eco-friendly in addition to being BPA-Free, PVC-Free, and phthalate-Free - we LOVE that!

I was able to use a couple while on vacation and Megan used some of hers while camping during a family reunion. Megan was very impressed with how well it stuck to the old wood picnic table at the campsite. BEST.THINGS.EVER. We absolutely love how these stick and stay in place - and how they protect the food from any *germs* that may be lurking on the table. Besides - they are sooo cute and our kids LOVED having a *special* placemat while out to eat. Easy clean up and disposal (although I admit to leaving mine on the table in the restaurant to do a little extra *advertising*) and a perfect accessory to eating out with the kids. I am soooo excited to take them with us on our camping family reunion next week. I am positive this is something Megan and I will be keeping around on a regular basis - in addition to adding a few of their other products! We also love that they are involved in charity work - contributers to (and founders of) the *I Care I Cure Foundation - Funding Targeted & Gentler Treatment for Childhood Cancer*. Read about Beth's personal connection and why she feels so compelled to help here.

The fabulous people at Table Topper (Neat Solutions) are offering one lucky winner their very own set of the Stay-in-Place Mat® !

While we would love for you to check out their site (it'll be worth it we promise), we know that sometimes we are just too busy, so we've made it easy to enter this giveaway! Simply comment and let us know which of the 4 pictured Stay-in-Place Mat® designs is your favorite - Baby Einstein, Princess, Dora, or Cars.


For additional entries (please make each a separate comment):

*Visit their site and name another product you'd like to try - 2 extra entries

*Blog about this giveaway and send us the link - 3 extra entries

*Follow us on twitter and tweet this giveaway - 2 extra entries

*Subscribe to our newsletter (button on sidebar) - 1 extra entry

*Visit the I Care I Cure website and tell us something about it - 5 entries

This giveaway ends Wednesday July 29 at 9pm and is open to all residents of Canada and the United States (if you live elsewhere and are willing to pay shipping, please feel free to enter anyways!).

Don't forget to check Target, Toys R Us, and Babies R Us to find these great products! :)


GOOD LUCK!

46 comments:

Michelle said...

Love the Dora one!! Ok, my kids would love the Dora one...LOL

Michelle said...

The potty toppers are a great idea! Love them!!

Isla Familia said...

Ooooo...the Cars motif rocks! I love these table toppers!

Isla Familia said...

I am now an official subscriber...YAY!

Isla Familia said...

Are you kidding....the neat solutions potty topper is a must have! These could work for all age groups. Plus, they are cute :o) !

kidsmartmama said...

Baby Einstein would be my choice :) I love cars too!

the momma said...

twitter follower!

the momma said...

tweeted here: http://twitter.com/meclarks/status/2800936623

the momma said...

Hmm... lost this comment the fist time somehow. Anyway, here it is again!

I saw someone using these the other day all the way up here in Maine! I thought they looked so neat- and maybe they would help my little ones be just a little neater themselves! My girls would love the princess table toppers!

the momma said...

I love their disposable bibs with crumb catchers! That would be SO helpful for eating out with our 2 YO!

BarefootTams said...

Baby Einstein would be my choice!

Crissy said...

My choice would be the Princess..my daughter would love it!

Crissy said...

I love the floor toppers..our diningroom area is carpeted (crazy, I know) so this would help a ton!

brumley05(at)msn(dot)com

Crissy said...

I follow on twitter and tweeted

http://twitter.com/MommaCrissy/status/2801285933

brumley05(at)msn(dot)com

Crissy said...

I am a subscriber

brumley05(at)msn(dot)com

Crissy said...

I Care I cure was founded by the Besner family after their 11 year old son was diagnosed with T-cell ALL in 2006.

The I Care I Cure i run race is on Jan. 24th, 2010!!

Max's Mommy said...

I would pick the Baby Einstein ones. Great idea!

Max's Mommy said...

I like the XL disposable changing pads. It's such a pain to bet the diaper bag one back in the bag while holding a squirming baby.

Max's Mommy said...

The disposable bibs would also be great.

Leslie & Jeff said...

These are so great! My little one would love the Princesses.

The Lowry's said...

The cars one would be fun.

Tim and Ashlee said...

#1 Went to their site. I'd also like to try the floor mat. ashleenilsson@hotmail.com

Tim and Ashlee said...

#2 I also like the idea of disposable bibs. ashleenilsson@hotmail.com

Tim and Ashlee said...

We like the Princess one! ashleenilsson@hotmail.com

Beth said...

The Baby Einstein design is my favorite.

Beth said...

I would love to have the Meal and Play Mat.

adam.nadia@inbox.com said...

What a GREAT idea!!! I think I would choose baby einstein!

adam.nadia@inbox.com said...

their site is full of really great products but I really like the bibs! Who wants to carry around dirty bibs!

The Fiskeaux Family said...

I would choose Baby Einstein, but my son would DEFINITELY choose Cars — his favorite! LOL

The Fiskeaux Family said...

We're starting PT, so the Potty Toppers would be awesome.
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The Fiskeaux Family said...

Disposable Bibs are also a MUST.

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The Fiskeaux Family said...

Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease of children in the U.S. Ian Besner's story goes so far beyond sad...
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Mom of 2 said...

I would pick the baby Einsteins design.

Mom of 2 said...

# 1 - I also like the potty toppers

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#2 - and I also like the disposable bibs,

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#1 - Between birth and 20 years of age, about 1 in 333 Americans develops cancer.

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I subscribe to the newsletter.

breehill said...

I have a great tip, and a vaccination is not needed to help avoid the H1N1 virus. I heard about a great program called Germy Wormy Germ Smart that teaches kids to understand how germs spread and how to NOT spread germs. My daughter learned it at pre-school, and it educates them how to utilize the above recommendations. It was so much fun for her, and amazing how quickly the kids learned healthier hygiene habits! The website speaks for itself: www.germywormy.com

 

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