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10-07-2012, 04:08 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations for really good realistic play food? I would prefer wooden but will consider plastic if it is really good. I am not too concerned on price as I have quite a hefty budget:rolleyes:

Any ideas?

10-07-2012, 04:10 PM
I just put out a selection of real foods each day.

10-07-2012, 04:13 PM
I tend to save packaging for them. Mini cereal boxes etc. Or do you mean fruit and veg?

10-07-2012, 04:24 PM
I just put out a selection of real foods each day.

In an ideal world that is what I would do too but I just don't think it is practical to be able to supply enough of each food daily to give a good choice.

I am looking for healthy eating mainly and obviously I have searched online but recommendations are always better:thumbsup:

10-07-2012, 04:26 PM
We have this set and I think the food in it looks fairly realistic:


10-07-2012, 04:36 PM
I have a mixture of ELC plastic food, ikea felt food and wooden food, all from ebay so not tooo costlyxxx

10-07-2012, 04:40 PM
I've just bought the ikea fruit and vegetables play food and think that's quite good.

Miffy xx

10-07-2012, 05:00 PM
The Melissa and Doug range is excellent and you can buy it from Amazon using the forum link -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Flair-271-Me...1939534&sr=8-5 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0000BX8MA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B0000BX8MA&linkCode=as2&tag=childminding-21)

We have the food in this one and the fruit and veg cut up set and it's lasted ages :D

10-07-2012, 05:06 PM
just looked at Amazon and like this range :)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tidlo-..._mb_hu_m_2_dp (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004NSUGWM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B004NSUGWM&linkCode=as2&tag=childminding-21)

or this range

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bigjigs-Toys...sim_k_h_b_cs_7 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000Z6R9P8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B000Z6R9P8&linkCode=as2&tag=childminding-21)

10-07-2012, 05:36 PM
I have looked at those 3 thanks Sarah and Pixiepetal. I particularly like the crates by bigjigs. I have just bought the bigjigs sink and I am really pleased with that but I wondered if anyone had any of the food. It is really difficult to get a good idea online:rolleyes:.

10-07-2012, 06:55 PM
Another vote here for the Melissa and Doug range.

I was lucky enough to buy some 2nd hand but they are excellent quality, great variety and most importantly the kids love them!