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Jun 14, 2010

Boon Catch Bowls and Benders Review & Giveaway CLOSED

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Because we did Baby-Led Weaning with the twins, they don't really have any experience with spoons and bowls, but I am so glad that I now have the Boon Catch Bowls and Benders!

Boon Catch Bowls
The Boon Catch Bowls (available in orange, pink and blue/green) are toddler bowls with a special spill catcher. The food catcher funnels right back into the bowl, and there is suction on the bottom of the bowl to hold it securely in place. It's made for babies 9 months and up, and it's really perfect for first-time eaters. The bowl is one-piece and dishwasher-safe, and it's also BpA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free.

My Take
Well, as you can see by the following pictures, the twins had a lot of fun with the bowls and the benders. I was VERY impressed at how well the suction holds onto their trays. I have other bowls with suction on the bottom, but it doesn't hold for even a second. It took until the end of meal time, when the trays and bowls were filthy with yogurt, for them to finally be able to pull the bowls off. The catch also did a very good job keeping yogurt off of their laps, although they still got yogurt everywhere else...including on me. The bowl is a very good size, so there's less opportunity for mess (yogurt excluded because it makes a mess in all cases) and older toddlers can still have a full meal without needing a refill.

Pros:
  • Very good suction on the bottom of the bowls
  • The catch actually does catch food, even messy stuff
  • Very good size
  • Comes in three great colors (orange, pink and blue/green)
  • Cleaned off very easily post-meal
  • BpA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free
  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Relatively inexpensive
Cons:
  • This is really a fantastic product, and I can't think of any cons. I really tried, but I have nothing.
Price: You can buy the catch bowls on the Boon website for $6.99 ($$)

Overall:
I give the Boon Catch Bowls a 10/10.


Boon Benders
The Boon Benders are adaptable utensils whose heads bend in order to be most useful to your child. Fine motor skills are always changing, so the heads go to the left and right to accommodate this. The handles are soft with an easy-grip, and the Benders are also dishwasher-safe. Each set comes with a fork and a spoon, and they also come in three great colors (orange, pink and blue/green).

My Take
As you can see from the above photos, the twins don't quite know how to handle a spoon yet. Chana was trying to use the handle end to get the yogurt, and Dovid preferred to hold the spoon in one hand while squishing the yogurt in the other. Chana also was using her hands more than the spoon, and eventually resorted to licking the bowl at the end. I didn't bother bending the spoons for this feeding since they aren't quite sure how spoons work yet, but once they get the hang of it I'll be able to see how much bending is needed. They might not even need bending since they're getting older, but I guess we'll see! The spoons are just the right size for their hands and the grip is soft and doesn't slip. The mouth end of the spoon is a bit small, and Chana was having trouble getting all of the yogurt out of the bottom of the spoon.

Pros:
  • The spoons are very bendy
  • Each set comes with a fork and a spoon
  • Soft, non-slip grip
  • Comes in three great colors (orange, pink and blue/green)
  • Cleaned off very easily post-meal
  • Dishwasher-safe
Cons:
  • The heads of the utensils are a bit small, and it can be difficult to get everything out of the bottom of the spoon
  • Somewhat expensive
Price: You can buy the Benders on the Boon website for $5.99 ($$$)

Overall:
I give the Boon Benders a 9/10.

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We were sent the Boon Catch Bowls and Benders free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

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