Send your little ones off back to school with our children's tableware and lunch boxes. Cheerful cartoon characters and bold, bright colours have the cool factor, while clever and practical designs mean their food will stay cold or hot. Lunch bags, some with separate compartments help make sure everything stays in place on the school run, while water bottles will make keeping hydrated fun.
Back at home, give them their own kid-friendly crockery and cutlery to keep their attention focused on dinner. Sitting together to share a meal not only gives the family a chance to catch up, but also encourages good eating habits. Why not give mum and dad a treat too with wine glasses filled with their favourite tipple at the end of the week.
Cooking for children sometimes means different meals for fussier eaters, but they will enjoy the food more if they are involved in the cooking. Invest in a full set of pans so you have enough equipment on hand to keep everyone happy. Aprons come in mini sizes too –get your little one their own to help get them excited. Baking's fun at any age. Cake tins come in all shapes: loaves, or something quirkier for teatime.