Wednesday, August 27
You've heard of Murphy's Law, right? Damned if you do, damned if you don't, and all that happy jazz?
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!
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.