Since weaning DS we have been using the little plastic Ikea bowls (you know - 6 for £1) and I also purchased the plates at the same time but never really used them except for sandwiches etc. I think its about time I gave DS a plate but the Ikea (flower shaped ones IYKWIM) are very flat so difficult for him to load the spoon/fork.
I'm looking for a children's plate with slight edges - I've seen loads (Bob, Pooh, Tweenies, Fimbles etc) but I want a plain one because his Bob cup is enough of a distraction at mealtimes.
I looked at the Asda near work Mumtotoby (can I start calling you M2T - I seem to be following you around the boards today ) but didn't see the one you describe. The local Asda is bigger so might have more success there.
Debl I saw some picnic plates in Asda but they were huge. But might be an idea - other places might have smaller ones.
Yes I've got the Asda plate as well - think it was about £1.50, in the baby section. This is another option - a bit more pricey: php plate . Can't tell how big it is though, the Asda plate is the size of a side plate.
I know you said you have tried Mothercare, but I got a pack of 4 plates, 2 x blue and 2 x bright pink plastic plates from there, that are microwave and dishwasher safe. They where really cheap too - about £3.00 for the 4. - Bargain!
i got mine at asda too - think it was about £1.50 in with the bottles, bids, cups etc area. I also bought a clear bright green with non slip base ( can be detached) from mothercare, it was very reasonable too. Mothercare near me also do plain coloured plates/bowls.
Bozza, if you can get to a National Trust shop they do nice, quite deep-dished melamine plates with matching mugs and bowls. They aren't plain but are character-free - usually with little cartoon ladybirds marching round the rim.