Tidy Table Tray review


Tidy Table Tray review

Although weaning is a messy time, especially if you do baby led weaning, the after weaning period is just as messy too. Toddlers still eat with their hands, they still drop food down their front, they still haven’t quite mastered a spoon yet and they still spill drinks. So as well as bibs and copious wipes, we have been using the Tidy Table Tray to keep the mess a bit more contained.

Tidy Table Tray review

The tray is so simple to use – it looks like the tray from your average highchair. It attaches to the table with a large bulldog clip attachment, so it should fit pretty much anywhere. It can be used in conjunction with a booster seat or with a standard dining chair. The tray comes in 2 parts – the white ‘base’ layer with the green top layer which can be unhooked and chucked in the sink or dishwasher after meals. 

Tidy Table Tray review

Max loves the line drawings on the green top tray – they show where his plate, fork and spoon should be, and there is a moulded area for a cup too. It helps Max to learn about where things should go on the table. The green tray had a lipped edge that sits against the child’s chest when they are sat up to the table – meaning that any food they drop slides down this and back onto the Tidy Table Tray rather than down their clothes – genius! I was worried this would annoy Max as he tried to eat, but it doesn’t at all as it is made from a flexible silicone.

Tidy Table Tray review

It’s a fantastic idea – one of those products that makes you go ‘why on earth has this not been done before?!’ Because it is all dishwasher safe, it’s easy peasy to keep clean. The whole thing is remarkably flat so easy to store when not in use, and perfect for taking to other peoples houses, especially if they are a bit houseproud and don’t want their tables covered in gravy and cake. On top of all of that, it doubles as a fantastic place for messy and sensory play – no more playdough and pen staining your table!



  1. May 12, 2015 / 2:46 pm

    A great alternative to a high chair and much more portable. Looks like he’s enjoying his dinners. My little bean just started weening. Broccoli everywhere today! #TriedTested

  2. May 12, 2015 / 3:26 pm

    Oh I will have to look into getting one of these for little J. Dinner time is still a messy one #TriedTested
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  3. May 12, 2015 / 4:01 pm

    What a great idea, I wish this had been around when mine were younger. Miss A used to love sitting up at the table with everyone else.
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  4. May 12, 2015 / 5:03 pm

    This is great, I could do with one for my messy 2 year old!

  5. May 12, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    This looks great I want one! I especially like the bit that sits against their chest to stop food dropping down. #triedtested
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  6. May 12, 2015 / 9:05 pm

    This really does look like such a brilliant idea and perfect for toddlers. I totally agree that toddlers can be just as messy as weaning babies , i think my almost two year old is messier then her 8 month old brother x
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  7. May 12, 2015 / 9:25 pm

    We’re thinking of moving Toby out of his highchair and up to the table with us soon and this looks like a great product to make the transition a bit smoother and contain some of the mess!
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  8. May 12, 2015 / 11:26 pm

    I love the thought of a double use for messy play.

  9. May 13, 2015 / 11:57 am

    this is such a great idea! Our table gets covered in food and he throws his mats everywhere #triedtested
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