I think Ella's Kitchen had a great idea with this new vending machine! It is first of it's kind for kids and I would love to see one of them in the train stations instead of the vending machines full with unhealthy crisps and chocolate!
From the picture above you can see that the vending machine is made for little people and fingers. My daughter loves to put her coins to get water from a normal machine and I'm sure she will be really happy to use this one too.
Unfortunately I was unable to take my daughter to Lollibop last weekend do we couldn't test the vending machine live. We are really gutted but well hopefully there will be more of them shortly.
If you are reading this and you are one of the blog usual readers you know that we love Ella's Kitchen in our house. The Ella's Kitchen products been there for us since I start my daughter weaning. Their products are very easy to use for little hand s and practical for parents to carry in the changing bag without spillages. To tell you the truth I like some of the purees too and I ate them before. LOL.
Here's what Ella's Kitchen has to say in their press release:
The world’s first vending machine for babies especially designed to dispense healthy snacks for tiny tots has been revealed today by Ella’s Kitchen. The vending machine has taken specialists over four months to develop and construct with bespoke features to make it easy for toddlers to operate. Standing at only 115cm tall, it is perfectly sized for the average one year old to dispense their favourite snacks.
Thought to be the world’s tiniest, the vending machine has been created by baby and toddler food experts Ella’s Kitchen following new research revealing that up to 82 per cent of British parents struggle to find healthy foods for their little ones whilst on the move.
58 per cent of parents have been forced to feed their children un-healthy foods such as sweets or crisps when they’re out of the house due to the lack of healthier options available. Other factors driving parents to feed their little ones un-healthy foods include “they prefer junk food,” “they deserve a treat every once in a while” and “it’s less hassle.”
The mini vending machine will be filled with Ella’s Kitchen’s healthy, handy and tasty snacks to show parents that foods for kids on the go don’t need to be restricted to sugary or salty foods. It will vend 12 varieties of snacks from Smoothie Fruits to Nibbly Fingers and new Puffits.
With over a quarter of parents (27 per cent) feeding their children at least twice a day whilst out of home, the vending machine aims to raise awareness of the difficulties parents have finding healthy snacks on the go. Toddlers have tiny tummies that need to be regularly topped up with small snacks to maintain their energy levels as they grow and explore the world around them. Ella’s Kitchen snacks are aimed at little ones from seven months and contain 100% organic ingredients with absolutely no concentrates or refined sugars.
The top hotspots with a lack of toddler-friendly snacks on offer were revealed as:
Beaches (43 per cent)
Parks or playgrounds (38 per cent)
Shopping centres (36 per cent)
Theme parks (33 per cent)
Zoos or farms (29 per cent)
Paul Lindley, Ella’s Dad and founder of Ella’s Kitchen, comments: “By creating the first tiny vending machine, we hope to stimulate little ones’ senses and encourage them to enjoy eating healthy foods from a young age. Our snack products are designed to be healthy, handy and fun for both parents and their children allowing them to spend more time exploring the big outdoors without worrying about finding healthy foods.
I really hope that Ella's Kitchen will get these vending machines out on the market soon before my baby will be born in December.