Babies Bottom Line Review & Giveaway – The Baby Dipper Bowl

I don’t know about you…but I like to eat.  A lot. Lately it seems I’m as hungry as I was during the third trimester of my pregnancy…which is odd given the fact that I spend most days napping on the floor while the baby crawls circles around me and trashes her room.  Not really the kind of activity that works up an appetite.  And, as a mother who likes to eat, I’d like to teach my baby girl how to feed herself so she can grow to enjoy ice cream as much as I do.

Usually, I’m thwarted in both of these endeavors. Feeding my baby is such a acrobatic feat of juggling spoons and bowls and sippy cups and Elmo crackers and damp paper towels, that I’m lucky if I get half my scrambled eggs down before they become cool gelatinous mush.  And even when I do, I rarely enjoy them.   As far as the baby learning to feed herself?  Suffice it to say that anything remotely liquidy usually ends up spattered on the overhead lights or the back of the sofa.

There’s a gal in Huntsville, Alabama who has not one, but two sets of twins. One set of boys. One set of girls. All under the age of four. Note to self: stop whining about…pretty much anything.

She encountered the same mealtime difficulties I’m up against (times FOUR mind you) and decided to do something about it. She invented the Baby Dipper Bowl.

 

The Baby Dipper Bowl

How did this gal help make feeding your baby easy?  She created a triangular shaped bowl with a sloped and contoured bottom that helps guide the food onto the spoon, making it easier for you and for your baby.  Just aim the tip of the triangle toward your baby and start feeding!  The bowl has a rubberized bottom that keeps it from sliding around the table while you and your baby scoop up the food in the cute matching spoon.  The transparent blue sides help you and your baby to see the food as well.  (Check out the short video above to see these design features in action) All this adds up to:  “Look baby!  One handed feeding!”  or…”Look Mama!  I can feed myself!”  Now where’s that Ben and Jerrys?

The only minor downside to this awesome bowl is that the super hot water in your dishwasher can affect the stickiness of the rubberized bottom.  So the folks at Baby Dipper encourage you to handwash the bowl.  I stuck mine in the dishwasher on the top rack anyway.   So far, so good.   I’m thinking that trading off handwashing and dishwashing will keep it in shape. But you know, I like to live dangerously.  That’s how I roll.

So for those of you who did watch the video…you may remember that I said Barbara, the lovely gal at Baby Dipper, has offered a bowl and spoon set for a giveaway.  I lied.  SHE OFFERED TWO!  Two lucky Babies Gotta Have It readers will win the Baby Dipper Bowl and Spoon Set!

To Enter the Baby Dipper Bowl Giveaway:

  1. Just leave a comment on this post telling me what food your baby loved (or loves now) that surprised you the most!  Don’t have a kiddo of your own?  Write about a niece, nephew, grandchild,  godchild, friend, sibling…or your pet.  It’s that easy!

***Want an extra chance to win? Blog or twitter about this giveaway, leave me an additional comment letting me know you did (please include the url), and I’ll put your name in the hat twice! Not a blogger? Subscribe to my blog using the button to the right, leave me an additional comment, and you’re entered twice.  Or, email a friend about the giveaway, cc me in the message at babiesgottahaveit@gmail.com (I promise I will not spam you or your friends – cross my heart) and you’ll have two entries. Make sure you include your email address with your entry.***

Giveaway open to those with U.S. addresses.  Giveaway begins on Monday November 17th and ends on Monday November 24th (incidentally, my husband’s birthday!) at midnight Eastern Standard Time. On Tuesday November 25th, my baby girl will draw the winning names and I’ll email you immediately.  It’s not a terribly scientific drawing, but I assure you it could not be more random.  Thanks for entering!

 

73 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Erin said,

    November 19, 2008 @ 1:23 pm

    MY baby girl just started eating! But currently, she’s in love with sweet potato!

  2. 2

    Gina Stratos said,

    November 19, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    My daughter loved peas
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

  3. 3

    Gina Stratos said,

    November 19, 2008 @ 2:04 pm

    Subscriber
    gkstratos@yahoo.com

  4. 4

    you da mom said,

    November 19, 2008 @ 2:44 pm

    i was really surprised that my son loves edamame beans. he can’t get enough! i’d love to win this. i have a messy eater and another baby on the way! thanks!

    you da moms last blog post..Lay Away

  5. 5

    Kristin W. said,

    November 19, 2008 @ 4:52 pm

    First of all I have to say that my daughter could definitely use this right now! She just got to the stage where she refuses to help me feed her and wants to try it on her own. She’s definitely still learning!!
    The thing my daughter loves which surprised me because I don’t like it is spaghettios. I can’t stand them and they make her so messy!!! She must get it from my husband.

  6. 6

    Tia said,

    November 19, 2008 @ 9:13 pm

    When my daughter was eating baby food, she used to love spaghetti. Which she ended up being allergic to! Well not the spaghetti, but, citric acid. That bowl is genious. I have a little boy due next month, and that would be great to have when he starts eating :)

    xx Tia
    christopherandtia at yahoo dot com

    Tias last blog post..

  7. 7

    Nicole said,

    November 20, 2008 @ 9:58 am

    My little girl LOVES spinach! Raw, cooked, pureed, in a smoothie, in pasta, anywhere!!

    Nicoles last blog post..Did She Know?

  8. 8

    Brooke said,

    November 20, 2008 @ 1:31 pm

    My youngest loves crunchy oven baked Kale! And when my middle was a baby, she loved sauteed mushrooms.

  9. 9

    Brooke said,

    November 20, 2008 @ 1:32 pm

    I subscribed via google reader.

  10. 10

    Tia said,

    November 20, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

    I am amazed but my baby loves prunes!

  11. 11

    clenna in NH said,

    November 20, 2008 @ 9:37 pm

    My grand daughter loves Prunes!

  12. 12

    Laura said,

    November 21, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

    What a great product! I was surprised that my niece loves olives! Ew, I can’t stand the things, but she will eat and eat and eat them.

  13. 13

    Rebecca said,

    November 21, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

    My twins (now 5) would eat anything. One of their favorites as toddlers was green beans, they are currently in rapture over lima beans! My 21 month old is a veggie hater. I almost fell over this week when she decided she liked broccoli and ate the heads off of 4 large spears! I hope she decides other veggies are good as well :)
    beccaj73[at]hickorytech[dot]net

    Rebeccas last blog post..Godiva Truffle Break

  14. 14

    Jennifer V. said,

    November 21, 2008 @ 11:29 pm

    My son loves everything. I didn’t think feeding him would be so much fun!

    Jennifer V.s last blog post..Poor Buddy

  15. 15

    Celeste Gaubert said,

    November 22, 2008 @ 12:29 am

    Ella loves corn. She doesn’t want any help eating so this would be great. She tries to eat with a spoon or fork but everything falls off. She has such patience to eat corn cornel by cornel. The same thing with rice.

  16. 16

    Ashley said,

    November 22, 2008 @ 9:17 am

    They loved Sweet Potatoes, this would be nice to have

  17. 17

    Allison said,

    November 22, 2008 @ 1:59 pm

    My son loved spinach and now loves tofu!

  18. 18

    April said,

    November 22, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

    I can’t say it /surprises/ me, but right now my son loves mommy’s milk! He’s only 4 months old, but he’ll be starting solids before I know it and I’m sooo nervous about it!

  19. 19

    April said,

    November 22, 2008 @ 4:08 pm

    I’m now a subscriber!

  20. 20

    Donna K said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 12:55 am

    My son likes green beans.

  21. 21

    Kathleen Pavey DeLong said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 11:53 am

    My cousin just had a baby girl 3 days ago. What a nice gift this would be!

  22. 22

    angel said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 1:16 pm

    My baby girl loves all meats! CHicken lamb beef, fish..

  23. 23

    Jennifer S. said,

    November 24, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

    I haven’t had a baby yet but my dog loves carrots. I’m trying to win this as a gift for a friend.


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