A Day With Kiddylicious
When I first spoke to children’s snack extraordinaires Kiddylicious, they mentioned Milo and I joining us for a day of work… at a soft play centre. That’s right, I was going to be paid to wear Milo out. ERM, yes please.
This obvious bonus aside, Kiddylicious are a brand we already have nestled firmly in to our lives. Their puffs are in our kitchen cupboards, gingerbread men in the changing bag whenever we leave the house and many a car trip has been spent desperately breaking open a new bag of fruit wriggles to prevent ten miles of crying and attempts to wrestle out the car seat.
Kiddylicious have recently come up with some tasty new ‘super snacks’, such as quinoa crisps, veggie straws and ha-pea snaps. The day we joined up with them, it was all geared around trying these out, plus looking at the reason behind why they create the products they do. And this is where the fun began.
When we rocked up for #turbotoddlers, Milo was fitted with his very own Fitbit while a GoPro was strapped to his chest; aside from that, he was free to run riot and have a play about on whatever he fancied. There was lots of jumping about in the ball pit, trampolining sessions, running me ragged repeatedly traipsing to the top of the slide and numerous turns on the carousel. We were joined by lots of other mums, dads and toddlers and as always, the adults spent a lot of time looking weary while the little ones pulled out energy from every inch of their being and didn’t stop ’til they were gently forced (coerced with food).
Kiddylicious wanted to look at how much energy our children are burning and the sort of exercise they’re getting. In just over an hour Milo had hit nearly 5,000 steps and I have to say, for him, this was on a day where he was quite snoozy. It didn’t surprise me at all that on an average day he’s managing what an adult tends to hit step-wise in around four hours, it’s no wonder as mums we’re bloomin’ shattered! With this in mind, regular snacks are so important in keeping our little ones fuelled and that’s what Kiddylicious are all about.
I won’t fib, I definitely tried some of their new stuff for myself (obviously) and my favourite were the lentil crisps. The treats aren’t full of preservatives or anything nasty which’ll just give your child a short, sharp burst of energy. These are healthy, allow slow energy release and are easy for when you’re on the go and don’t fancy attempting to chop up some fruit or face the messiness of Greek yogurt.
Throughout the morning we were provided with lots of different products to try out, along with the lovely veggie snacks and nibbles and you could tell that the pre-schoolers and parents alike would all happily include them in their routines; everything was cleared off the table within minutes.
You may already have a favourite snack or something you like to hand your little one when they’re keen for something to munch, but if you haven’t already tried Kiddylicious, I’d highly recommend giving them a go. Prior to this event, we’d stocked up on them back when Milo was first weaning and we even have a video of him taking his first steps clutching a fruit wafer and the puffs are still an alternative to breaking open a packet of crisps with whatever he’s dining on at lunchtime.
Kiddylicious have actually put up some footage up on their website (which you can watch here) of the day which features Milo and a whole host of #turbotoddlers. It’s so fun to see what they got up to from their eye-level and the amount of ground they cover is crazy; I get worn out just watching. Thanks Kiddylicious for making something children love to eat, with flavours mums don’t feel guilty for enjoying too.