Monday, 13 January 2014

Review: Boon Feeding Products

Last month, Tyne & I were kindly sent a range of products from Boon's feeding line to try out.

I have heard of Boon before, and have browsed some of their bath time accessories, but I have never actually tried any of their products so I wasn't too sure what to expect.

We were sent:

*Swap - 2 in 1 Feeding Spoons - £9.99
*Catch Bowl - £7.49
*Swig - sippy cup - £5.41
*MUSH Hand Powered Blender - £19.99

The Catch Bowl we haven't actually used as Tyne isn't at the stage of being given his own bowl yet - he'd just end up throwing it on the floor like he does with everything right now, and as he eats his dinner after his bath wearing his clean pyjamas - I'm not up for experimenting just yet!!!

But I like the idea behind it with the raised element to catch anything the child drops, and I think it'll come in useful in a few months time when I start looking to encourage him to self-feed.

As for the swap spoons - I was a little confused about their purpose at first but then figured out what they are! - they're a double ended spoon, one end is plastic and the other is metal.

They're meant for babies aged 4 months plus and I can see why as they are pretty tiny but very long - making them ideal for the first stages of weaning!

However they have become the only spoon I will use for feeding Tyne his yoghurts - they are the perfect size for this, and as they're designed to make scooping up the mess around the childs mouth easier - they are simply ideal for messy yoggy time!

I love that they are very slender as this makes them very useful for getting into the bottom corners of the yoghurt pots, and also ideal for scooping out food from a baby jar - most other baby spoons get stuck halfway as they're too wide!

So moving on to the two products that we were most impressed with!

The Boon Mush is a compact, hand-powered blender.

When I read this, I expected it to be a real chore to use but boy was I pleasantly surprised!

At the moment, Tyne is eating most of the meals we have but chopped up into a chunky puree as he isn't too great with lumps yet and I'm not keen to move him on just for the time being.

So usually we have to get out the electric blender - which means getting it out of the cupboard, plugging it in, connecting all the parts, blending the food, disconnecting the parts, washing it, etc....all a bit of a faff when you just want a quick chop up job.

The Boon MUSH is very simple to use - it's comprised of just a tub, blades, a lid and a pull cord - so there is very little to set up.

For example, last week we had a slow cooked beef casserole with roast potatoes and is Tyne's portion before we blended it.

As you an see....pretty chunky.

We put it into the Boon MUSH - gave it three quick pulls - and hey presto!

As you can see, it is finely chopped and the PERFECT bite size pieces for Tyne!

I wasn't sure how it would handle something like beef chunks but it had no problem with them at all, 3 pulls on the cord was more than enough!

What I love about this is that it also comes with a very handy lid for atop the blending bowl - so if you've blended something up that you're not using until later or you have some extra left over, you don't need to use another dish to store it - just pop the lid on and you can store it in the fridge until you're ready for it!

I am SO impressed with the Boon MUSH and have used it every day since getting it.

Highly recommended.

The Boon MUSH has an RRP of £19.99 but is currently on sale for just £11.99 with Amazon!

The final product I want to talk about is the Boon Swig sippy cup. 

This funky looking little fella is the second sippy cup we've tried with Tyne - I have previously used a more traditional Tommee Tippee cup with a hard plastic teet but Tyne has never taken too well to it.

I was intrigued to see how he'd get on with this as it is something of a cross between his bottles and a sippy cup - it has the same sorts of teet you would find on a bottle but the shape of the cup makes it easy for a child to grip, and I think he enjoys the bright colours as his eyes light up every time he sees it!

He took a few attempts to get to grips with holding it himself as he was trying to pick it up with one hand, but once I showed him a few times to use both hands he was away!

We now use it every day at meal times and he is able to drink from it himself without my I'm pleased!

Overall, I am impressed with each and every one of the Boon products sent to us - I LOVE their funky and fresh design,  the quirky product names and branding, and their functionality is fantastic!

I wouldn't hesitate to purchase these myself, and will be shopping for more from the Boon range.

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