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Toddlers are notoriously picky eaters. Luckily, most kids outgrow this finicky phase, and in the meantime, there are two proven ways to encourage more enthusiastic eating: 1) involve your child in meal prep, and 2) make mealtime more fun. And that’s why toddler parents are obsessed with the Dash Mini Waffle Maker.
This waffle maker is available for as low as $10 on Amazon, and makes perfect toddler-portioned waffles in just 3 minutes. The gadget has racked up more than 100,000 five-star reviews, with a significant portion of them coming from toddler moms and dads.
Many reviews point out how much their toddlers love helping their parents make breakfast with the Dash Mini. “It’s easy for my husband to use and my toddlers feel empowered making their own breakfast (with supervision of course)!” writes one reviewer. Similarly, another reviewer writes, “They loved making their own breakfast. They just waited for the light to go off and we took the waffle out.”
Other reviewers highlight the ways the Dash Mini makes breakfast more exciting for their kids. “The heart shaped waffles are so fun,” says one toddler parent. “We got this because we liked the hearts and the mini size is great for toddlers. We added sprinkles to our batter to make as birthday cake/confetti fun waffles.” If hearts aren’t your thing, the Dash Mini comes in a variety of other shapes, including a pumpkin, pineapple and skull.
The Dash Mini also passes the ultimate test: Is it easy to clean? The answer is a resounding yes, according to busy parents, thanks to its non-stick plates.
Parents are getting really creative with their waffles, but it doesn’t stop there. We’ve been seeing breakfast sandwiches, paninis and even a toasted Uncrustables emerge from these tiny devices. From TikTok to Instagram, you can check out all the unique ideas parents are coming up with for their mini waffle makers.