Saturday, May 8, 2010

Baby Dipper Review and Giveaway



As Rosemary is now eating solids, I’m always on the lookout for great products when it comes to eating dishes and utensils. I’ve recently gotten the chance to use a product, The Baby Dipper, which is a bowl and utensils meant for one handed feeding.

The Baby Dipper was created by stay at home Mom (of TWO sets of twins) Barbara Schantz. Being extremely busy with her first set of twins, Barbara was frustrated with the available feeding dishes on the market. After searching for dishes that made it easier to feed one handed and multitask, Barbara designed the Baby Dipper to what she was really looking for in a great bowl for children and parents.

The Baby Dipper is a Bowl, matching fork and spoon. The bowl is designed with contoured interior and vertical sides to help guide food to the spoon. The non-slip rubber base prevents sliding of the dish and the transparent sides allow easy viewing to see what food is left. Everything included is BPA free, Lead free, Phthalate free and meets all of CPSIA standards.

The bowl can hold up to 4 fluid ounces. It can be used in the microwave and dishwasher, although it is recommended to be hand washed. I have put the bowl and utensils in the dishwasher several times and it doesn’t appear to be wearing down on the quality of the bowl.

I have been using the Baby Dipper for about two weeks with Rosemary now, and overall I really like it.


The absolute best part of the Baby Dipper is that the contoured shape really does help keep all of the food together and fall to the bottom half of the bowl. With other bowls, I’m constantly picking up the bowl and using the spoon to re gather the food to get my next spoonful for Rosemary. This is not the case with the Baby Dipper. Since the food stays together easier, it was so easy to get each and every spoonful. If you’re a parent, I’m sure an annoying part about feeding your child is constantly having to scrape the food together and having to “regroup” the food.

I also really like the sturdy base for the bowl. It truly is non slip which makes it easier to do one handed feedings since the bowl isn’t constantly moving around. When I try to feed Rosemary one handed with her other dishes, there is no way this is possible. The bowl moves around and the food is always spread out all over the dish.

Rosemary is just over 6 months, so we don’t use the fork at all since she isn’t feeding herself yet. The spoon is actually the only thing I don’t really like at this point with the Baby Dipper. The scoop on the spoon is a little deep for her mouth, so food ends up staying back in the scoop unfortunately. Now, by the time she’s feeding herself, this very well may not be a factor. As of for now, I won’t be using the matching spoon since it’s hard for her to eat off of.

There are a few things I wish I could add on to the features of the Baby Dipper. First, I wish it had a lid because I’d love to take this on the go. I really like this dish but since it doesn’t have a lid, it doesn’t really make sense for me to bring Rosemary’s food in one dish and then add it to the Baby Dipper bowl. Next, I wish the bowl came in a larger size. At this point Rosemary eats 4 ounces of puree right now. Soon, she’ll be eating even more, so I’d love if the dish would have an option to buy a bigger size. Who knows, maybe this is already in the works, but I’d really be interested in purchasing another that was bigger and included a lid.

Overall, I love this dish. It’s easy to use and easy to clean. Besides the spoon issue (which may be obsolete by the time my daughter feeds herself), this dish makes it so easy to feed Rosemary and I’ve been using it all the time.

If you’d be interested in purchasing this dish for $12.95 per set (a price well worth it in my opinion), please head over to the Baby Dipper website to either purchase directly or to find a local retailer.

To keep up to date on the latest news for the Baby Dipper, they have a facebook page available for you to fan as well as a newsletter and blog.

If you want to purchase the Baby Dipper, but would first like an opportunity to win your very own set, Barbara has graciously offered one of my readers their very own Baby Dipper for free!

Main Entry – To be eligible to win the Baby Dipper set, go to the Baby Dipper website and leave a comment here telling me something interesting you learned. Leave that in a comment along with your email so I may contact you if you’re the winner.

Extra Entries – These entries are not mandatory, but are for those readers that wish to increase the chances of them winning the Baby Dipper. You must do the Main Entry first before these extra entries to be eligible to win. Remember to leave a separate comment for any and all entries and to leave an email address so I can contact you.

1. Follow my blog publicly via Google Connect (over on the right side bar). You must follow publicly in order for this to count. Current followers just have to write that you already follow me. (2 entries, leave two separate comments for this one) Please let me know what email and name you are following under.

2. Follow Baby Dipper on twitter

3. Sign up for the Baby Dipper Newsletter or follow their blog
4. Add my button to your blog and leave a link for me to check please.

5. Follow me on twitter

6. Tweet about this giveaway mentioning myself and Baby Dipper with a link back to this post. Please leave a URL where I can check that you tweeted. This can be done once a day to earn many extra entries. Leave a URL for every tweet please. You may copy and paste the following tweet:
"Enter to #win a @BabyDipper over at @AMamaStorkKnows http://bit.ly/acD0Wa #giveaway RT"

Giveaway is open to entrants in the U.S. and Canada, and ends on May 21, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A comment number will be drawn at random from random.org. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond. If I don't hear back, another winner will be selected. If you've previously won a giveaway sponsered by The Baby Dipper, LLC, you are not eligible to win this giveaway.


I was provided with this product free of charge by the highlighted company and/or its PR agency in order to test the product first hand and to provide you with my personal opinion on it. The opinions I have provided are mine and mine alone. I am in no way required to write a positive review and my review was not influenced in any way by monetary means. Please investigate before any and all purchases as I am neither liable nor responsible for any losses or damages you may incur. Please read my Terms of Use before entering this contest.

43 comments:

  1. Transparent sides allow easy viewing of food.

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