Barbara Schantz, mother of not one, but two sets of twins, knows a thing or two about the daunting task of feeding babies from a regular bowl. Trying to feed two babies at one time proved to be nearly impossible without making a mess of everyone. Trying to hold the bowl, keep babies hands from catapulting the contents of the spoon across the room and scooping the last of the baby food without chasing the bowl all over the table was a problem that she faced at every feeding time. So she created the Baby Dipper Bowl.
The Baby Dipper Bowl, which is both Phthalate & Lead Free, is triangular shaped with low sides that are a translucent blue so you can see the contents through the sides of the bowl. The inside of the bowl has a contoured shape with one of the three corners being lower than the others to allow food to naturally gravitate toward that lower end. The bottom of this bowl also has a non-skid surface to keep the bowl in place, even when you are scraping the edges for the last morsel of food. Unlike bowls with a suction bottom that don’t work on tile table tops since they cannot make a tight seal, the non-skid bottom of the Baby Dipper Bowl works on any surface.
As the owner of a baby store I’ve had the opportunity to see and use many different types of baby & toddler bowls. They each have a unique shape, size, or a feature to help a toddler who is just learning to feed them self. However, none of them have all of these features in a single bowl, other than the Baby Dipper Bowl. So, when I first heard about the Baby Dipper Bowl I ordered them to sale in my store because I knew they would be great for moms feeding their babies as well as for toddlers, like my 2 year old granddaughter, who are learning to feed themselves.
And what a mess an independent two year old can make feeding themselves. My granddaughter loves to go out to lunch with me and her favorite food is cottage cheese. When we go to lunch at our favorite sandwich shop, they either bring her cottage cheese in a small condiment type dish, which is way too small so it tips over when she puts her spoon in it, or they bring it in a soup cup with tall sides that cause her to scoop too much on her spoon, which then it spills on the table and her lap. So we decided to give the Baby Dipper the ‘Toddler Test’.
The next day we went out to lunch again and this time we brought the Baby Dipper Bowl with us. She ordered her usual side of cottage cheese. When they served our meals I put her cottage cheese into the Baby Dipper Bowl. The no-skid bottom prevented the bowl from moving all over the table while she was trying to use it. The low sides and triangle shape made it easy for her to scoop a bite of cottage cheese without getting too much on her spoon or tipping the bowl on its side. And the contoured interior shape helped her food work its way down to the lower corner where she could easily scoop up the very last bit of cottage cheese, which made her very happy. Hooray, Success! She managed to eat the entire bowl of cottage cheese without tipping, spilling, or dropping any of it! In this picture you will notice that she is not wearing a bib, like she usually does and that she is not covered in cottage cheese, nor is the table!
I absolutely LOVE this bowl! It was originally created to allow one-handed feeding by moms, and it works wonderfully for that, but it’s also fantastic for toddlers.
The Baby Dipper Bowl comes with a soft-tipped spoon specially shaped to fit nicely in the Baby Dipper Bowl. The spoon is perfectly sized for feeding small babies but my granddaughter uses her own curved spoon for toddlers, which also works well with this bowl.
here is what you need to do:
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