Milton the Mealtime Companion

This blue beastie with the big smile is a tool to help young picky eaters learn to try new foods.


created by

Dan Rennecker & Justin Peart

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Is your little pumpkin unwilling to taste a bite of squash? Your sweetie pie turning up his nose at shepherd's pie? A cute and courageous friend like Milton might just help them open up to new tastes. Children offer him a bite of food, and he always accepts it with a wide open smile. He's made from flexible, food-grade silicone, so kids can even have fun making him chew. And if Milton likes it, well, broccoli just doesn't seem so scary any more. He comes with instructions in the form of an adorable storybook including his origin story, how he helps at mealtime, and parenting tips. Designed by dads Dan Rennecker and Justin Peart, and endorsed by a speech pathologist and a pediatric feeding specialist, Milton can help promote positive eating habits as well as reduce the stress of having a picky eater at the table. He can even be used to help teach how to use utensils and brush teeth. Made in Albany, New York.

Milton was designed and created by two dads looking for a fun and truly helpful way to encourage their little ones to try new foods. All parents of young children know that meal time can become challenging and stressful, so Dan and Justin decided to do something about it. Using what they knew from their careers in consumer product design and learning the rest as they went, they developed Milton from the ground up. Some of the first Miltons made were casted in silicone using a 3D printed mold they designed in one of their garages. Creating the original story for the Meet Milton children's book was one of the most challenging yet rewarding parts of the journey toward launching Milton.

Made in the USA
Made from
paper, food-grade silicone
Milton: 3.25" L x 4" W x 4.25" H; Book: 6" L x 6" W x 0.125" H
Book: 13 pages
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