Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gyro Bowl

A bowl that your child can’t spill…really?
I had to test this out! Thank goodness my dear lovely Auntie Bev supports my passion for "As Seen on TV" products and bought us these bowls a Christmas or two ago. As a gift I love them but if I had paid I may be a little upset. The cost is reasonable but the claim that it will not spill is absolutely incorrect. Maybe for a master eater or older child but these bowls were advertised to younger children often times showing food items like Cheerios in them. Honestly when you intentionally challenge the bowl with twist, turns, or possible spill opportunities it does its job. But in real world conditions you will still end up with a screaming toddler/preschooler in the next room upset that their snack is on the floor.

I don’t totally dislike the bowls.
  • I think the construction of the bowl is fantastic.
  • The bowls separate and are easy to put back together for cleaning purposes.
  • The novelty, even if not perfect, is pretty cool.
  • And to be honest a spaceship looking bowl is fun for kids.
  • It is also pretty neat that it stands on its own when kids are between bites.

My mom review of this product is a C+!

The cost is usually between $10-15 and will hold up against daily kid bangs and bruises!

I would not purchase this again. But that being said I do still use the two I have now and continue to challenge the no spill claim!

How awesome is Silly Putty?

I forgot or never really knew how great this stuff is! I picked up a two pack the other day and thought it could be a great quiet time activity and I was very pleased to be correct. The original plan was to sit the kids with a news paper and what them be amazed. Then I actually read the back and was reminded it snapped when you twisted it (how fun is that?) and the directions said it picked up pencil marks. The pencil mark idea was great! I took a piece of regular copy paper and split it in two and wrote down their names, initials, a little heart, flower, and a smile face. The girls loved picking up their names off the paper on their putty. They found it to be really cool that you make it disappear and can do it again. They stretched it out as far as they could and made it turn into spaghetti. They actually were entertaining themselves for over 20 minutes. I actually had a moment to chill out in quiet! After they had enough and they started dropping it or leaving it around it was no problem. This does not make a new home of your carpet like play-doh. The container was even fun the kids thought they were like Easter eggs. . . hey that is not a bad idea to add to the filler basket.

My mom review of this timeless product is an A+!

The cost was $1.50 for two and lasted the first and second playtime and is still reusable!

Definitely will repurchase this product again!