Neatnik Saucer : Eat Out with Your Kids Without the Mess By Cascia Talbert

On special occasions or when my husband and I are just too busy to fix dinner we treat the kids to a night out.  But with three boys 5 and under the mess they leave behind at restaurants is sometimes embarrassing.  My youngest son whom is 21 months old leaves the biggest mess.  I am usually the one cleaning it up while my husband pays the bill and my teenage daughter escorts the younger ones to the car.  Does this sound familiar?

Danielle Batchelor and her mother, Cookie Centracco decided that the needed to do something to help parents have fun dining out with their kids without the mess. In 2008, the mother/daughter team launched Coulson’s Crib and began distributing their invention, the Neatnik Saucer.

The Neatnik Saucer is made with water-resistant polyester in the seat liner and a waterproof, baby-safe fabric saucer.  It easily collapses in a small convenient carrying case.  The rimmed edge prevents food, liquids and small toys from falling on the floor and it even comes with built in Velcro straps to keep toys secure and within reach of tiny hands.

When I took my Neatnik Saucer to a restaurant with my kids I was amazed at how the food stayed on the saucer. It only took a few minutes to wipe it clean before we left. With just a couple of twists the Neatnik saucer folded into the carrying case. Instead of staying in the restaurant to clean up my baby’s mess I was able to help my daughter get the younger kids into the van. Once I got home I was able to clean it again with just dish soap and water.  Whenever I eat out with my kids I take the Neatnik saucer with me.

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The Neatnik Saucer has won several awards including, the Moms Choice Award. To purchase the Neatnik Saucer or find a retailer near you visit .

*Disclosure: I received a Neatnik Saucer in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.

Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.

Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at and her articles can also be found on She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, is the Chief Marketing Officer for Talbert Nutrition LLC,  and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge. Follow her on .

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  • Anonymous , September 19, 2012

    great article and i read it. how nice and good iformation

  • Cascia Talbert , September 22, 2012

    Anonymous, thank you for taking the time to read our article and comment.

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