Wednesday, August 27

Mod sippy finally gets its due


You've heard of Murphy's Law, right? Damned if you do, damned if you don't, and all that happy jazz?

Yeah?

Great.

Then you are already familiar with the story of my life.

See, my peeps over at boon inc., sent over a load of things to review when Buttercup was, well, not totally mobile. So I sent back a nice note thanking them (I think?) and decided to review items as she "grew into" them, so to speak.

So far, so good. I've managed to get a few reviews posted of the boon products I have come to love, but no matter how hard I tried, I could not get Buttercup to do anything other than look at the Fluid No-Spill Toddler Cup.

I figured it just wasn't for her or maybe that she'd fallen in love with her sippy of choice, and didn't want to hurt it's feelings by dumping it for a newer, cooler looking model who also happened to be ergonomic and require less head-tipping due to its mod design and angled spout.

Whatever the reason, Buttercup was not happy with the Fluid.


Which takes me to the multiple requests I have had from readers to review the darned thing. My little Sweetums wanted nothing to do with it. And honestly, it wasn't like she couldn't use it, just that she wasn't cooperating. So that wasn't exactly helping me get a review written.

Fast forward to this past Sunday and my cousin's 11th birthday party. (No. I'm not 15. My family just likes to procreate.) I had decided to bring the Fluid with me and offer it to my 22-month-old nephew. The little charmer took to it immediately and claimed it as his own.

That's when Buttercup decided she suddenly liked the Fluid, and grabbed it back when he wasn't looking. I swear she winked at me as she took her sweet time on her sip o' water from the now pilfered sippy.

In the end, my nephew went home with the Fluid and I decided I'll just buy another one for Buttercup because THEY COME IN PINK AND WHITE NOW! And at $5.99 for a BPA-free sippy, it's not a bad buy.


My only complaints are that the suggested age should probably be raised to 12 months and up because at nine months, I highly doubt a little mouth could manuever the angled, barely-there spout. Buttercup is almost 15 months and just now took interest in it. And yes, the lid is a slight PITA to get off at first, but after a few choice
words and a little breaking in, me and Mr. Fluid got along fine, thank you very much. Leaks are also a slight issue, but then again, I've never met a sippy cup that didn't leak AT ALL when it was being held UPSIDE DOWN.

All in all, I'm pretty impressed. And it only took 6 months to figure that out. Thanks for being patient, boon!

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Still reading? Yep, I figured you were. Boon is offering one lucky reader the chance for their very own Fluid No-Spill Toddler Cup right here.

Read up for the rules. I'm a stickler

To be considered for the random drawing, visit boon inc. and and leave me a berrie (read: comment) telling me what product you'd like to see reviewed next. And because I've reviewed plenty of boon swag so far, you get an extra entry if you do your homework and suggest something that I have not yet featured here.

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That's, like, five chances at extra entries! (Aren't you glad I'm slap-happy from no sleep? Live it up, because this won't happen often!) Just make sure you enter a new comment for each extra entry for it to count.

I'll pick one name at midnight (EST) on Sept. 4 and post their name to PRIZEYWinners and on my sidebar. The winner has four days from the announcement date to contact me, or an alternate winner will be chosen.

134 comments:

Joni said...

I would love to see the Squirt spoon reviewed. I've been thinking of getting it for my 6 month old, but have been wondering how it works. Thanks for the giveaway!

Meredith said...

I would like to see the Catch Bowl, Squirt, or the new Bug Pod reviewed. Especially the first two, as there will be a new member of the family joining us in November (a niece!!) and those would be the things most used here.

~Meredith

Rebecca said...

I am interested in the Potty Bench so I would like to see that reviewed!

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dolls123 said...

The Squirt baby food dispensing spoon

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Becca said...

I'd love to see a review of the Flo. I've been wanting to get one for my daughter's tub, but it seems like a lot of money to pay unless I'm really going to love it.
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Ashley said...

this is what I have been waiting for... this review!
Thanks for sharing!
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Becca said...

Oh, and I am subscribed to your feed!
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torinem said...

Oh golly! I love the Lady Bug Bath Pod! We have the Frog one and I love it! I wish they had had the Ladybug when I bought ours! I would love to see a review of the Squirt Spoon or the Snack Ball. Thanks!

torinem said...

Got your button!

robynl said...

Please review the Potty Bench; I find it very intriquing.

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heather said...

Hehe!! I love the potty bench. And at $34.99, I am impressed. I like that there is a place for the toilet paper. My daughter has a potty that someone gave us but it doesn't have a place for toilet paper. She is 18months and has peed on it a couple of times but all in all is not ready to fully potty train yet.

I'd like to see it in pink.

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jenny said...

wow it looks realy cool and easy to use i love to try and win this thanks my little one can allways use some thing thanks

Whimsical Creations said...

I would like to see the flo reviewed next.

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Linda White said...

The cupooks really cute, reminds me of some of the baby bottles I had when my 23 yr old was a baby! Had a hand hole in the middle too!

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reb said...

the squirt spoon. It looks cool.

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Jenn S. said...

I would love to see a review of the snack ball or the flo.

Shannon said...

The lady bug bath pod.

lisacna said...

the potty bench. In the middle of potty training a little one here

Christy said...

I would love to see the Otto animal bag reviewed. I would love to get one of these for my daughter but wonder how durable they really are. Is it worth the money and how many stuffed animals will it really hold. Thanks for the great giveaway! ecghick@yahoo.com

Cassie said...

I would like to see a review of the Benders Adaptable Utensils! I think our toddler could use them! thanks!
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mverno said...

the squirt spoon

Stephanie said...

I would like to see a review of Flo I think this is a wonderful idea! I would really like to see if it works well I'm thining about getting it for my son.
stephaniegrant@live.com

lace said...

I would love to see their jewelry line reviewed (and offered as a giveaway) I just love the duo bracelet.

The potty bench would be a great reviewed item as well. Is it sturdy? Does it tip? Our potty tips all the time. Not fun cleaning that up.

Sandy said...

lady bug bath pod

Natasha said...

It's about that time, so I would love to see a review of the Potty Bench!
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louiseb130 said...

The Potty Bench looks good

Maja said...

Catch bowl. :)

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jceko77 said...

Flo
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agordon10 said...

The potty bench, I'd be interetsed in a review

Stacy said...

The frog pod is super cute and a good way to keep the bath de-cluttered.

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LisaW said...

I vote for a review of the Potty Bench. Thanks!

Lauri said...

I would love to see the interlocking plate and bowl set reviewed.

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Hil'Lesha said...

Squirt Spoon

Connie said...

I would like to see the animal storage bags reviewed. They seem like such a great storage solution!

Emilie said...

I'd like to see the squirt reviewed. My little guy is 6 months now and is just starting to eat solids. The spoon looks like fun! Thanks so much for the contest. My 24 month old would love the fluid.

Rebecca said...

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rockle said...

The Flo fascinates me. And I would love to see it reviewed. Thanks!

Heather R said...

I would like to see the bug pod reviewe.

Lauren P said...

I would like to see the Bath Goods toys and scrubbies reviewed. I'd love to see a bath toy that didn't collect water inside and grow mold.

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Lo said...

I don't mean to copy the commenter above me, but I've been curious about the Frog Pod for awhile and would really like to see a good review of it.

Blessings Abound said...

The potty bench would be great to see! Thanks!

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Xenia S said...

I'd like to hear a review of both the Animal Bags (wouldn't they be lumpy to sit on?) and the Potty Bench (what makes it so great?) because so far Boon makes great products but sometimes it's hard to believe everything a company claims.

Thanks for the giveaway!
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Mama said...

I would like to see the oval animal bag reviewed. Cute idea, wonder about the execution

ecky said...

how bout the potty bench?

Shannon said...

I would love to see what your take on the FLO would be!

Abby said...

I would really like to see something about that trio animal bag. Looks intriguing.

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Kristy said...

I would love to see the Squirt spoon.
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Kristie said...

I'd like to see more about the snack ball. I think it's something that my kids would love!

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Heather said...

I would love to try the FLAIR! And wow, wouldn't it be cool if they sent you a free high chair? Thanks for the review. My youngest is now about ready for a sippy and I need to buy one!

Apple said...

The Potty Bench is useful. Maybe you want to have it reviewed, too.

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Janne said...

I am loving the look of the Frog Pod! That looks like something I'd be interested in hearing more about.

Buki Family said...

potty bench and the bug pod

Brandi said...

the new Bug Pod reviewed

LIDARKSIDE said...

I like the "Water Deflector and Protective Faucet Cover with Bubble Bath Dispenser".

angela said...

I'd like to see a review of Flo, the water deflector and bubble bath faucet.

LINDALSHOT said...

The squirt spoon. I've seen them advertised but haven't yet read any reviews from people who've tried them.

kristilb19 said...

The Animal Bag! It looks cute!

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Cuddle Cottage said...

How about the new bug pod bath toy/scooper and storage? It looks too cute! I also like the looks of the Flair, the highchair with pneumatic lift - very fancy.
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Cuddle Cottage said...

Your button is on my bloggy sidebar!
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elizcosta said...

I think the flo or the squirt spoon...

socialwork4kids said...

I've been thinking about purchasing the squirt spoon but am still a little unsure. I'd love to know what you think!!
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lucidred1 said...

The Potty Bench is very cool.would make a nice review.
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Dumaurier said...

I've been wondering about the Potty Bench, It's almost time to start potty training my baby

Karen said...

I would love to have the potty bench reviewed.

Sundi said...

I would love to see one the Animal Bags reviewed -- I'm wondering how useful they really are for storage! Thanks!

Megan said...

I'd like to see a review of the Flair highchair. It looks cool, but I'd like to read a review before I spend that much on a highchair!

Frances said...

I'm wondering if the snack ball is user-friendly. Thanks for the giveaway!

gkstratos said...

The Bug Pod.
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JennyG said...

The Squirt Spoon.

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bison61 said...

the squirt spoon or the potty bench

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judybrittle said...

I would love to see the bubble bracelet reviewed. Thank you so much!

mogrill said...

The potty bench intrigues me! I would LOVE to win! Thanks.

Suzie G. said...

I've been debating buying the squirt spoon so I'd like to know how well that works! Also, I think you should review the Flo if you haven't done that one yet... we own one and I LOVE IT!

Lori said...

The Ladybug Bath Pod is great we have two toy organizers and there's still toys everywhere. Add in the fact that it stores shampoo, and that's a winner. Could you review that? I'd love to know approximately how many toys it will hold! Thanks!

lkziegler[at]gmail[dot]com

kygirl said...

Oval Animal Bag is a great idea.

Katharos said...

I would love to see the Flair highchair reviewed.

miriama said...

Potty bench!!! We are toilet training my granddaughter.

michelle said...

I would love to find out more about the Catch bowl...does it really help? Thanks.

kinchst said...

I would like to see the Bug Pod reviewed. Looks like a great addition to your product line.

arbrashears said...

I've heard some good things about their Potty Bench, and would love to see a review of it!

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Anna said...

I'd like to see the Boon potty bench get reviewed.

staceylea said...

I LOVE the design and purpose of the Flo faucet cover. I'd love to see your take on it - I'm considering getting one but might need an extra push. Thanks for the entry!!

mom2bears said...

I would love to have the trio animal bag. My daughter's favorite toys are her stuffed animals and they are everywhere!

Tiffanie W. said...

The Lady Bug Bath Pod looks like it would be a neat thing to own. I would love to hear more on this product. It's too cute to ignore.

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tatertot374 said...

Thank you for having this. I really like alot of their products. I really like the trio animal bags. These are just fantastic! Thank you!
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tarahsrecipes said...

The frog pod would be cute to review - if it holds enough stuff - how well it stays up, can the kid grab it off? I see you haven't reviewed that yet!

Tarah
tarah716[at]ymail.com

Heather said...

I would like the lady bug bath pod reviewed, we have lots of bath toys.

Smooshy said...

definitely the potty bench

Tina12312 said...

I would like to see the lady bug pod reviewed. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

I would like the new Bug Pod. My little niece would love it.

Jinxy and Me said...

A review of the squirt spoon would be good.

Christine said...

I'd definitely love to see the potty bench reviewed.

Anonymous said...

I would be interested in seeing a review of the Potty Bench. My granddaughter is 18 months old, and seems quite interested in potty training, and I'd like to know more about this product because I'd like to buy it for her.

Erma said...

I also would like to see the flo reviewed next. Thanks
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littlelatina said...

the snack ball is super also

Jodi said...

I have to agree with alot of the comments above me. The potty bench is something that i would love to see reviewed.

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Kari said...

I'd love the squirt spoon!

Anonymous said...

Snack Ball

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LBSGONE said...

I'd like to hear about the trio animal bag.
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Leslie said...

How about the squirt spoon?

Erica G said...

The squirt spoon!

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lisalmg said...

I'm really intrested in the Trio Animal Bag. Looks like a great seat/storage container!

tia82 said...

The Pedestal Highchair with Pneumatic Lift caught my eye. I would like to see this one reviewed..

Brenda S. said...

The Squirt baby food dispensing spoon
thank you.

lev53211 said...

the snack ball!
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cathyhall said...

I like the look of the Flair Highchair - I can't see that you've reviewed it but don't want to risk a second comment incase you srike me out! (you're the stickler)

Great contest - thank you.

joe said...

I think the Fluid No-Spill Toddler Cup, is great my nephew is one year old and he prefers a plastic cup than a bottle, which sometimes spills. I see that it's a great product to have

Teresa said...

I would have to say the Potty Bench, because we are at that stage with my daughter! Thanks for the giveaway!

klp1965 said...

i love the No-spill Toddler Cup

Michelle said...

I'm new to these parts so I'm not sure if you've reviewed it, but I'd like to see the oval animal bag reviewed.

Robert said...

spoon

Brooke said...

The Bug Pod. That one's new. I hope they fixed the glitches from the Frog Pod. No matter what that thing NEVER stayed up - even empty.

dvice said...

The Potty Bench

naynays1 said...

The bug pod would be a good one.

katybug said...

I'd like to see the potty bench (with side storage!) reviewed. Thanks!

stacie marie said...

You should review the Flair highchair. That looks awesome!!

Amy W said...

I would love to see the stuffed animal bags reviewed. My son could certainly use something like that! Thanks for the contest!

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carissaad said...

I would like to see the trio animal reviewed.

Thanks!

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Valerie said...

Hmmm. I'd like to see a review on the stuffed animal bags. They look like so much fun, but I don't know anyone who has one and it is a lot of money to spend unless I know it is awesome.

Thanks for a good review of the sippy!
Valerie
email is in my profile

Bakersdozen said...

I am interested in the baby food dispensing spoon. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Susanne said...

I'm interested in the Flo.

masonsgranny59 said...

The Potty Bench

donna444444 said...

The Bug Pod is really cute.

donna444444 said...

The Bug Pod is cute.
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donna444444 said...

I am a subscriber.
I forgot to put my email:
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Rockin' Mama said...

I would love to see the Boon Flair Highchair or Animal Bags reviewed!

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Lisa said...

I'm really curious about the Squirt spoon - mainly how easy it is to clean!

R M said...

I'm interested in seeing a review of the Flo.