Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Baby Dipper Bowl for Babies or Toddlers!

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.

Watch this 2 minute demonstration video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9HymLUi5Rg

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.

Barbara, the creator of this wonderful bowl, has generously offered to send One FREE Baby Dipper Bowl with matching spoon, to One of our Lucky Readers! If you don't want to wait to see if you win, or if you want more than one bowl, which is always nice, Barbara is offering a 10% discount off of the retail price to our readers who use the code 'BLOGMOMS' for up to 5 Baby Dipper sets purchased (at one time) now through Sept 15, 2009! Click here or on the picture below to shop for Baby Dipper Bowls.


To WIN the Baby Dipper Bowl,
here is what you need to do:

Entries into this particular giveaway are limited to the US only.

FIRST, you must complete the Mandatory Entry by commenting below to tell what are the ages of your baby (or babies) and why you would like to win a Baby Dipper Bowl. Be sure to include your email address in the comment so I can contact you if you win. To prevent bots from picking up your email address and sending you spam, please enter your email address as: "BloggerMommies at gmail dot com"

After completing the mandatory entry above, you can get additional entries by doing any or all of these tasks: (you must leave each entry in a separate comment in order for them to each count.)

~ Become a Follower this blog. (then post in the comment box to say you are now a follower of this blog.)

~ Follow us on Twitter. (then tell us you now follow & post your Twitter Name in the comment box)

~ Follow Barbara @BabyDipper on Twitter. (then tell us you are now follow & post your Twitter name in the comment box)

~ Become a Fan of Baby Dipper Bowl on Facebook. (then tell us you are now a fan of Baby Dipper Bowl on Facebook, include your Facebook name in the comment box)

~ Become a public follower of Barbara's Blog, "My Double Life". (then tell us you are now a follower and include your follower ID in the comment box)

~ Tweet about this Prize & Giveaway on Twitter, you must include at least the following in your tweet: I want to Win a Baby Dipper Bowl! @BloggerMommies http://tinyurl.com/l2vluu (Copy & Paste as it is, to prevent errors in your tweet.) You may tweet this up to 3 times per day, no more often than every 4 hours. Be sure to post a comment here immediately after each time you tweet and include your Twitter ID in the comment box (I will reject any comments that say "tweeted yesterday, or earlier this morning", comments must be submitted within an hour of when tweet posted).

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This Giveaway will end on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 at 5:00pm (Mountain Time). A random comment will be chosen at that time. The winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply with their name and shipping address. If a response is not received within 48 hours that winner will forfeit the prize and a new winner will be selected. Sorry, no exceptions.
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Good Luck to Everyone!
Be sure to take alook at our other Reviews, you could win more great stuff too!


WE HAVE A WINNER!!
Details will be posted on our Winners Page once the winner replies to their confirmation email.

54 comments:

Gigi said...

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Justine M. said...

My son is 3yrs old and my daughter will be 6months old on October 8th. I want one of these because we are going to start feeding my daughter solids when she hits 6months and this would help especially since we dont have any baby feeding items any more.

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Mother of two grown daughters, my youngest is one of our blogger mommies. I have two grandbabies, my granddaughter is almost 3 years old and my grandson just turned 1 year old. I am also the owner of The Baby Store Plus and creator of the Mommy Focus Group which evolved into this group of ladies that I affectionately call my 'Blogger Mommies'.
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Unfortunately, one of our expectant mommies could not remain in our group due to conflicting events in her life. Until we fill this position permanently, we will have guest reviewers for any maternity products.