Tuesday, July 8

Bend it like Buttercup



What a milestone when your little one can start feeding themselves! Sure, there are messes galore (and cottage cheese in the hair, on the walls, and how the hell did that Cheerio end up in my bra???) but the second your baby shows interest in handling their own utensils, your heart swells with pride. (Just like it swells with pride for all of life's sweet and goofy moments, too.)

That pride, I believe, is what keeps me in a good mood as I mop smooshed blueberries off the floor. In part, the mess comes because Buttercup's fine motor skills are not yet perfected. This can make it a bit difficult to maneuver traditional "straight" utensils into her little mouth.

So what's the answer? boon benders, of course! At only $5.99 for the set, these are perfect startet utensils for little ones, starting at nine-months and up.

Now, I'm not saying that messes won't happen, because they will, but these bendable and BPA-free utensils allow you to custom bend to the appropriate angle for your child to better connect with their mouths. And as Buttercup's grip and fine motor skills improve, the Benders can be slowly unbent until they are perfectly straight, allowing for a great transition to the "big kid" utensils!

Wanna give benders a try with your tot? boon is offering one set of benders to a lucky winner! All you have to do is visit the Boon web site and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me what product interests you most! Entries will be accepted until midnight (EST) on July 15.

77 comments:

Courtney said...

The frog pod looks really neat.

Jennifer said...

I love the Snack Ball.

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ackerfr said...

We love the flo for the bathtub. My Little one is about to start solids and we also have the squirt spoon, i am interested to see how it works. and now with your review of the benders will be getting those.

Buki Family said...

i like the squirt spoon and snack ball... and the fact that they give 10% to children's charities!

NateAndJakesMom said...

The animal bag in Green. I love these!!

hannademaster said...

I like the Trio Animal Storage thingies. I also think the Frog Pod looks like fun.

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Dominique said...

The snack ball is really fun
both to contain snacks and as a toy.

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TINKMH said...

I love the Groovy interlocking plate and bowl set!

TINKMH said...

I love the Groovy plate and bowl interlocking set!

Stacy said...

I like that the squirt spoon is nice a big, easy for a child to grasp.
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robynl said...

I love the Potty Bench which has 2 side containers and it can be used for a stool or bench also. Very cool.

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laura said...

I've always liked their snack ball. Thanks for the giveaway, would love to try them out! laurachilton {at} hotmail {dot} com

anavarre1331 said...

I actually have a few boon products. I cannot live without the frog pod; holds a good amount of toys, soap and shampoo, and little washcloths with it's toes. Too cool! I am surprised to see jewelry on the site and it sure is cute stuff. I really like the Bubbles bracelet

Mommy T said...

We have the Flo already, but after looking at the site again, I may have to get the Groovy!

mom2boys said...

I so want to get the frog pod. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mary512 said...

We have the frog pod and I wanna try the Flo. Great giveaway, thanks!

Jenna said...

I think the Flo would be awesome! It seems like it would help wash out the little ones hair during bathtime. I have seen the Frog Pod at Target actually and that is an eye catcher!

NES said...

I love the Bubbles bracelet!

seeryusfam@msn.com said...

The boon flo looks so cool!! Not only does it protect those little ones from the tub faucet, but it would make it fun to rinse their hair.

Kristie said...

I really like the idea of the Animal Bags-very neat!

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Stephanie said...

Love the Otto
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Andrea said...

I'm loving the flo and the frog that sticks on the wall from Boon! Love to try these for my daughter. Thanks.

Johnny and Alisha said...

I've been wanting to get some Benders! I would also like to try the Snack Ball. They have such neat stuff!

Ashley said...

The NO SPILL toddler cup! Anything NON SPILL, I am interested!

Sassy Pink Boutique said...

I love the potty chair. The dreaded potty training is sneaking up on us.

Heather said...

I like the pink oval stuffed animal storage, my kids love their animals but sometimes I'd love them to all get zipped up and hidden for awhile!
jandh at myfamilylovesit.com

mjenningsdesigns said...

I love them all but I would have to go with FLO!

Melissa
mjenningsdesigns.blogspot.com

gkstratos said...

I think the Animal Bags look great, especially Otto.
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JenO said...

I have the frog pod, love love love it! I want the animal bag, altho the potty chair is prolly the more practical item at this point...

M's Mommy said...

The Flo looks really neat - great idea for covering the faucet AND rinsing hair!

Nicole said...

Snack ball and potty chair look good to me.

samsakara said...

The snack ball is so neat! What a creative idea they came up with!

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Katie said...

The fluid sippy cup looks cool. thanks katie_mmartin at yahoo dot com.

janetfaye said...

I like the Bath Goods and the Potty Bench.

michelle said...

I would love to try the snack ball. I go crazy picking up all the snacks on the floor!

valmg for A Contest Blog said...

Thanks for listing your giveaway on A Contest Blog!

misty said...

DEFINETLY THE SNACK BALL. My little one is always wanting a snack, and tends to leave them all over the floor. lol. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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Cool Crafty Mom said...

I love the snack cups. My son would totally love this.

Bhav said...

I love the frog pod.What a cool product!

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Kate Etue said...

the snack cups!

Ames said...

I LOVE the squirt (at least the idea... never tried it...)

Audrey said...

I am interested in the Flo product.

Sara G said...

I really love the potty bench and the storage bins. Great stuff! germandarius@gmail.com

ecky said...

i love the snackball. seems so convenient!!
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Sarah said...

I really want to get an animal bag and the frog pod! I love the FLO and the bath toys!
Thanks for the chance to win and for the review!
sharvey(AT)connections-etc(DOT)net

LisaW said...

The Fluid sippy cup

Kris said...

We love the frog pod!

the snack ball and those benders look great too!


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melonkelli said...

I think the FLO is pretty cool -- it looks nice and is useful, too!

Stacey Moore said...

love the frog pod!
thanks!
moore.g at insideconnect.net

Alexia said...

I've been wanting to try the Snack Ball and the Benders!

Melanie said...

the squirt spoon looks great.

lace said...

I've been wanting to try the flo. It looks easier to use for rinsing hair then the cup that I currently use.

CJW's folks said...

The squirt!

melissa said...

The potty bench looks neat!
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Rachel C. said...

I think "flo" - for the bath - looks great! Thanks so much!

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Susanne said...

I'd love to try the squirt spoon for feeding or the flo for the bath!! Thanks!!!

Jane said...

I like the snack ball best, but the squirt sppon looks intriguing...

Jennifer said...

I've always loved the Frog Pod, but the Flo strikes my fancy, too. Thanks for the chance to win!

3boyzmom said...

Of course I love the frog pod, but I also love the snack ball! I need to buy one of those!!

Ginny said...

I have the frog pod & the flo & I highly recommend them! They are awesome.

Laddie Hendricks said...

I love the Fluid No-spill cup, the benders and the Squirt baby food dispensing spoon!

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Shannon said...

I would love the FLO, it looks like it might make bath time alot easier!

layla said...

I have the squirt and the snack ball and they are great. I gotta try the utensils and the catch bowl.

dolls123 said...

I like the animal bags

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retc said...

The snack ball looks cool

Christina Martin said...

I like the Catch bowls. they are useful.

Becca said...

I wish I had a Squirt when my daughter was eating pureed foods and cereals. I'll definitely be trying it with our next baby.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Alli said...

I love our frog pod for the bath, but the catch bowl looks pretty useful for our messmaker and maybe the groovy plate too.

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jceko77 said...

The frog pod would definitely come in handy.
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Jennae @ Green Your Decor said...

I am in LOVE with the Flo water dispenser! It would make washing my daughter's super long, super thick hair easier. And she would love it too! Email: jennae@greenyourdecor.com

gunzie said...

We have the Flo water dispenser and I'm looking into getting the Boon snack ball. I just love Boon. THanks for the great giveaway!
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Sarah said...

I would love the Flo - we're just about to move out of the infant tub to the scary world of the big tub.

Thanks!
Sarah

Lisa said...

i love the squirt spoon!

Lil Jimmi said...

Snack ball.

Rockin' Mama said...

Their Oval Animal Bag looks like it would be a fun place to store toys for my son!

jasonncaryn at yahoo dot com

Lilith Silvermane said...

I LOVE the flair high chairs. I want one for my little girls to grace with their bottoms!

big hair betty said...

I love the trio animal bag! What a great invention!