Baby Dipper Bowl

 

Bowl Has Great Design But

A Couple Flaws

 

 

 The first one in my family to fall in love with the Baby Dipper bowl was my two year old daughter because it is bright pink!  (Don’t worry all you parents of little boys, the bowl also comes in a bright cobalt blue.)  After using it several times to feed my 7 month old I wouldn’t say that I’m in love with the Baby Dipper bowl, but it is a good bowl that has some very useful features.

First off, I love that the slanted bottom of the bowl guides the food to one corner.  This makes getting the last bites so easy, especially when you only have one hand free.  Who says a bowl needs to be round?  The triangular design of the Baby Dipper is wonderful.

Another thing I love is that the bowl doesn’t slide around on the table.  The non-slip base works well to keep the bowl stationary.  It is a rather chunky or heavy bowl, not like the lightweight plastic ones we normally use, and I could tell a difference with its stability right away.  This will be great when my daughter is using it to feed herself in the future.

I also like that I can wash it in the dishwasher.  What mother of small children has extra time to wash things by hand?  Not me, so the dishwasher friendly feature is perfect.  You can also put the bowl in the microwave.

Although there are several features that I do love, two things keep me from absolutely loving the whole bowl: the small size of the bowl and the too deep spoon.  The bowl holds 4 ounces, which is an appropriate toddler serving size, but it is too small for mixing baby cereal in the quantities my daughter wants to eat.  I either need to mix the cereal in another container and then put it in the Baby Dipper bowl, or make her meals in small batches so that the infant cereal powder and water/formula I’m using to mix it don’t come over the edges of the bowl as I stir.  A small inconvenience, but I would really love to see the bowl a little larger so that I could skip the extra step.

The second feature I don’t love is the too deep spoon.  My daughter (at 7 months) is still mastering spoon eating, and isn’t able to dig the food out from the deep spoon that comes with the Baby Dipper bowl.  I imagine that as a toddler she will be able to do this much better, so for now I just use a different baby spoon with the bowl.

In the future I look forward to using the Baby Dipper bowl as a useful tool for toddler self feeding.  The slanted bottom that I appreciate will be wonderful for little ones who are still learning how to scrape a bowl clean!

Pros:

  • non-slide base
  • slanted bowl bottom makes food slide to one end so it’s easy to get the last bite, even with one hand
  • transparent sides make it easy to see how much food is left
  • spoon and fork have rubber gripes so they are easy for little hands to hold onto
  • dishwasher safe (on the top rack)
  • microwave safe

Cons:

  • isn’t very large, making it difficult to mix infant rice cereal in the bowl
  • spoon is very deep making it hard for an infant to remove all of the food on the spoon

Price: $9.99 for a bowl, spoon and fork set in either pink or blue

babydipper.com

 Durability  5
 Ease of use 4
 Comfort  4
 I would purchase this for myself/child  yes
 I would purchase this as a gift  yes
 Overall rating  4

All ratings on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being highest.

Meet the Reviewer!

Janice Richardson is an elementary

school teacher turned stay-at-home

mom of three energetic little ones,

ages 4, 2 and 5 months.  She enjoys

playing with her family, being outdoors,

and eating chocolate.  Janice blogs

about some of the activities she and her

children enjoy at babybrainstorm.blogspot.com

One of her goals is to someday visit

each of the 50 states and each continent.

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