Looking for a cute plate, bowl, and utensils for your independent little eater? We like Playtex’s Baby Einstein Eat & Discover Plate ($4.75), bowl ($4.75) and utensils ($3.75). The colorful items are BPA-free and recommended for children over 12 months.

We like the deep divided sections on the plate, perfect for keeping food contained. The bowl is steep and rounded to make scooping food out easier. The spoon and fork had terrific soft grip handles that were easy for my 1-year-old to grasp. It’s also available as a set ($13, but currently out of stock), which consists of a bowl, plate, spoon and a fork.

— Nancy