Sunday, November 29, 2009

GIVEAWAY: The Baby Dipper Bowl

{This giveaway is now closed. Thanks to those who entered!}

It's pretty safe to say that moms are always on the look out for any product that accomplishes two things: it aids in multitasking and it makes life easier. Right?

At pretty much all times of the day, I'm trying to accomplish somewhere in the range of 17 things at the same time. During mealtimes, that number increases to around 36. Big Sister E needs another glass of milk, a clean spoon after dropping hers on the floor and more Parmesan cheese on her noodles. Always more Parmesan.

At the same time, Little Sister B needs her oatmeal continually spooned into her mouth at just the right speed so that her mouth is never completely empty but also not overfilled. I either need to grow another arm or find a way to cut down on having to use the two that I have for feeding her.


If I think that I have difficult mealtimes at my house, I can't imagine what Barbara Schantz, creator of The Baby Dipper Bowl, has going on at hers. The mother of TWO sets of twins, Barbara was frustrated with the lack of bowls available that would allow her to accomplish one-handed feedings with her then-6-month-old girls. So what did she do? Like any amazing mom, she took it upon herself to design and market the most unique baby bowl I have seen on the marketplace today.

The first thing that I noticed about the Baby Dipper was the most obvious - its interesting shape. Unlike traditional round bowls that leave you chasing the food around in circles, the Baby Dipper is triangular in shape and the bottom slopes down to one collection point. That means that you are able to easily gather every last bite by directing the spoon down the incline and into the rounded corner, which is made even easier by the vertical sides.

The other major highlight of the Baby Dipper is that it really is completely possible to feed your child with one hand due to the non-slip base and the weight of the bowl itself (heavier than normal). I set the bowl down on the table and was able to dip right in without having to use my other hand to hold anything still. That means I can feed Little Sister B at the same time that I cut more banana chunks for her... or at the same time that I dig out another handful of dried cereal for her... or at the same time I ACTUALLY GET TO EAT. It's quite a novelty.


When Big Sister E was first learning to use a spoon and eat from a bowl, one the most frustrating things for her was not being able to get the food on her spoon and then actually get it into her mouth without spilling it. The Baby Dipper would be a great for toddlers that are learning to self-feed as not only will the bowl stay in place, but the contoured bottom will make it much easier for the food to actually get on the spoon. As an added bonus, the Baby Dipper spoon has a curved handle to make it simpler to hold and the spoon base is curved deep enough that it will be able to scoop a decent amount.

Does one-handed feeding sound like a great idea for your house? Or do you know a toddler that could use a jump-start on feeding themselves? The Baby Dipper is available for purchase for only $9.99 right on their website or at select retail locations.

Also be sure to become a fan of Baby Dipper on Facebook to keep up with the latest promotions and new product information - I'm looking forward to hearing more about the larger Baby Dipper bowl that is in the works because Little Sister B can eat more than the 4 ounces that the current size holds! Also, due to the generosity of Barbara and the Baby Dipper...

One lucky person will win their own Baby Dipper Bowl!


To enter to win your Baby Dipper Bowl: Visit Baby Dipper and then come back and tell me how this would make mealtimes easier at your house. One-handed feeding for a baby? A great teaching tool for a toddler? Please do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile. I have to have a way to contact the winner.

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Giveaway ~ Baby Dipper Bowl for easy one-handed feeding (babies or toddlers) @thxmailcarrier @babydipper http://bit.ly/4A5BiR #win #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on December 14th at 11:59pm CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed. The winner will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway open to US residents only.

A big thank you to Barbara at The Baby Dipper Bowl for providing a bowl for review as well as one for one lucky giveaway winner. What a genius idea! The opinions shared are my own and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

171 comments:

Kim said...

the non skid base would make mealtimes so much less messy!! :)

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The Penny-Pinching Mama said...

I recently won one of these giveaways and have used this nifty bowl. My favorite part: It's not easy for Em to pick it up and throw it like she does with everything else within her reach!

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Michele P. said...

my little grandson will be 6 mos shortly and he needs a nice new bowl that won't slip and slide and stays put when grandma and mommy are trying to feed him. I also love the shape of this bowl..very nice!

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Theta Mom said...

I so need this for my 14 month old daughter to teach her to self feed!!!

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We are about 2 months away from embarking on the solid food journey, and we are COMPLETELY unprepared. We have NOTHING! This would really help us get started the right way! :-)

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Jennifer said...

I haven't found a bowl that stays put when my toddler tries to scoop food out of it. I hope this would help my little one to master self-feeding.

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SandyM204 said...

I love that it won't slide across the table. Maddie is learning to self feed and gets very irritated when her bowl won't be still.

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mogrill said...

Perfect for my daughter. Love the non-skid. Thanks for the chance.
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julie said...

It would make meal time easier because I can feed with one hand and the non skid bottom would be nice!
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The Non-Slip Base would help to avoid meals lost to the floor. ;) Thanks!

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I have a lil one just starting solids so this would make it much easier!

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Angela said...

I love that the special shape of the bowl allows for the child to easily scoop food without tipping the bowl
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this will be great for my grandson who is learning to feed himself now. and he loves to throw everything on his tray!
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sharonjo said...

The spoon-shaped corners are a great idea! This is a great idea for a new mom.

SCMOMOF2BOYS said...

I do love how it would be easy to feed using only one hand. I like the non skid base, too. I will need this soon as I have a 2 month old.

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I love that it has a no-skid bottom - that really helps prevent messes!

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This would be great for our household because I am trying to teach my daughter to eat on her own. SHe thinks it is fun to push the plate all over the table, then on to the floor. This would make it easier for me at mealtime!

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This would be great in our house - because it would mean less mess at dinner times - the bowl will stay in one place and as a bonus the one hand feeding ability would be fantastic

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My 2-year-old has trouble scooping things into his mouth, and it seems like he tries to orient his food and plates this way already, but without the thoughtfully shaped bowl to help him out. I'd love to give him a chance to try something so ergonomic for him.

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I would love this for my son because of the non skid bottom. This will make meal time more easier for my it would be harder for him to toss his food.
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Stephanie said...

This would make feeding my twins so much easier. One of the girls loves to reach and can knock the bowl onto the floor.

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The biggest problem for me is the bowl falling on the floor when my lil guy tries to grab at it, I think it would help stop that.

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Gianna said...

My twins are getting interested in feeding themselves so this would be great :)