On Wednesday, I posted this shot of Olivia enjoying a finger-food meal of salmon, avocado and cheerios.

Face smeared with avocado and food falling in her lap, Olivia was thoroughly enjoying her dinner.

But what you didn’t see was how I was keeping my floors clean while she ate toddler style…

Yes, I had Wupzey helping me behind the scenes.

Wupzey – an ingenious mom-designed creation – is a food catcher made from 100% Rip-stop Nylon that attaches to your high chair to keep all the food, utensils, sippy cups, and everything else your baby drops in her lap, off the floor.

The only problem is if you have a dog, they miss out on the scraps! All the meal mess is contained in the sturdy Wupzey, ready for a quick disposal clean up.

The mom behind Wupzey is Johanna Romaniuk

“At 5 months, Johanna’s daughter preferred to eat by herself, leaving a mess on the floor after each meal. Looking for solutions, Johanna tried the large, bulky floor mats that still needed sweeping. Fold, clean, unfold – the mat turned out to be more work than just letting the food fall directly onto the floor!

Out of necessity, Johanna created the high chair food catcher which is lightweight, compact and durable. She made it easy to attach, detach, clean and able store on the highchair. She also made it to be strong enough to catch “sippy cups,” toys and utensils. And, of course, it is completely machine washable.”

Johanna also designs bibs and shopping/diner seat covers with the same concept in mind: to reduce work, and to save time and energy.

Made of the same nylon material that the Wupzey is made of, theses durable bibs and covers are quick and easy to clean.

You can buy the Wupzey line of products at Sears.com or directly from their website.

And of course we have some giveaway fun for you all – leave a comment letting us know which color Wupzey you would prefer for a chance to win one of five Wupzey food catchers.

This contest is open to both Canadian and US shipping addresses. We will announce the winner October 11th.


  1. says

    Oh, we definitely need one of these, the dog would be disappointed, but my life would be much simpler! The Cranberry one would match our kitchen best :)

  2. Lachelle says

    I love the cranberry red! I don’t know if this would stop my daughter from THROWING her stuff but I would love any attempt to make my clean up stage easier.

  3. says

    I think I need a large one of those for my 6 and 4 year old!! They still get rice, green beans, ect. on the floor!! Neat idea!

    Jen @
    Creative and Curious Kids!
    God’s Shining Stars!

  4. says

    Unfortunately mine are past the high chair stage, but I’d totally buy one that could do the same with my regular dining chairs and my 2 and 5 year olds! I’m allergic to dogs, so I can’t really go the canine-crumb-catcher route.

  5. says

    LOVE it! My little one will soon be starting real food, so this would be perfect! I like the navy one- it matches our high chair. :)

  6. says

    You’re giving away FIVE!? Sweet! I like the pink striped Wupzey – I would be so happy if I won one, my daughter is just starting to eat solids and I’m dreading the mess… lol.

    Thanks so much!

  7. karen c. says

    Love the Blue Hawaiian. Now if only it could catch the food that my son throws on the floor on purpose!

  8. Mandee says

    That is soooo much better than the floor mats, those are such a pain! I would love to win one and I would get the Jade Green! Thanks!

  9. Susan Reitberger says

    What a great idea! My daughter is learning to eat and drop food all over the floor and this would help immensely. The cranberry one is so pretty!

  10. says

    Wow. What a great idea. So impressive. Always such a disaster. Now if only there was something to save my floor from my other kids. The ones who shouldn’t be spilling but still do.
    I really like the Blue Hawaiian.Very cool.

  11. says

    Whoa that is cool…Do they make ones for toddler’s booster seats?

    With one infant, one toddler and one preschooler this sounds just fantastic!!!!!

    I’d like a navy one please!

  12. Erica says

    We don’t have a dog, but my ten-month old can often be found crawling around the kitchen finding (and of course consuming) the old cheerios or peas she’s dropped from her high chair. And toys. And binkies. And… We would love the cocoa brown Wupzey! This is an ingenious idea. Thanks for introducing it to us!

  13. says

    I am Due Oct 31st with a boy and would LOVE to use a Blue Stripe Wupzey Food Catcher to save my new hardwood floors from the impending doom! :) I don’t think anyone is throwing me a shower or I would definitely have at least one of these on my wish list! After the baby is born I will have to buy one of these! I already forwarded the link to my sister. Her two children leave her scrubbing her floor at least twice a day! What a great idea!

  14. says

    Just found out Monday that I am pregnant – yay. Will be my second child. Since I obviously have no idea what the sex is, I would pick the jade green.

  15. Beth Kuligowski says

    I’d love to try one of these! The navy one would match our high chair, so that’s what color I’d choose. Thanks! -beth k

  16. says

    A navy food catcher for my boy, please. Imagine the glee on my face when he throws food overboard and leans over to see his handiwork. He’ll be so confounded when he sees nothing on the floor.

  17. Dee says

    HOLY COW! I had no clue they made things like this! You should see my floor! I have to sweep and swifter after EVERY MEAL! Having a toddler is hard work! LOL! I would LOVE the cocoa brown since it would match my high chair!

  18. Carol F. says

    That is fantastic. I would like the cranberry red one, please. I will need this in two months for my little baby. Thank you! Great idea!