The dish also has its importance during weaning. It should be a pleasant and cheerful object, to contribute to the serene atmosphere of the meal.
It is advisable that it has a nonslip rubber base to prevent children from pushing it away with their hands, and also should be made of unbreakable material.
Thermal dishes have been designed for slower eaters to maintain the right temperature of the food for a long time. It is important that the dish is small, suitable for the needs of the child: in fact, it is always advisable to avoid excessive portions because a plentiful meal left over can be demotivating for the child, and can cause a negative attitude towards food and is frustrating for the mum.