According to Wikipedia, Boon is an archaic English word meaning a prayer or a request, most commonly preserved in the phrase to grant a boon. Boon is also a common Chinese name derived from the Chinese Character ‘Wen’, meaning honest and kind.
Boon is definitely an answer to a parent’s prayer when it comes to feeding baby. Their fun and easy-to-use feeding line hits the mark for great design and safety for baby. All items are dishwasher safe, BPA-free, and phthalate-free.
Squirt – Baby Food Dispensing Spoon
The Squirt baby food dispensing spoon allows for convenient feeding, one bite at a time. The easy-to-fill bulb holds up to 3 ounces of baby food and attaches firmly to the spoon end. Simply squeeze the bulb to dispense just the right amount of food. Squirt comes with a protective cover to seal food in and keep the spoon clean between feedings. By combining the spoon and food container into one product, Squirt makes one-handed feeding a snap.
This was so much fun to use. It reminded me of a baby’s version of a whipped cream dispenser. I could just picture a group of pre-teens at a slumber party having loads of fun with this.
I realized after the first use that I needed to blend up homemade baby food more smoothly or a lump could trap the tiny opening and cause further squirting to make quite a mess. Once I corrected the issue on my end with food preparation consistency, the squirt was very easy and clean to use. If you freeze homemade baby food, you can just plop in a few cubes, and once they’re thawed, shake it up and you’re ready to go. Voila! Fast food for baby. Food from a jar works just as well, if not better. And, squirt is a great place to store jarred food if you need a non-breakable container that works for feedings outside the home.
This product is great for parents on-the-go. Road trips, plane trips, picnics …anywhere you’ve gotta feed baby and you’re not at home, squirt’s got you covered, but not literally. (Retail value $7.99)
Fluid – No-spill Toddler Cup
This streamlined no-spill toddler cup has an ergonomic, two-handed grip that is perfect for small hands. The angled spout requires less head tipping, making it more comfortable to use.
Brilliant. Genius, actually. Finally, someone invented a cup for babies and toddlers that’s designed for the way THEY drink from cups–with both hands. The spout is lined with a foam-type material that keeps water in when turned upside-down but it doesn’t have a valve that requires a lot of suction pressure to dispense the liquid–a great way to avoid ear infections. There are no valves or straws to clean–yet another plus. The angled spout is another ingenuity. Instead of making baby crank his head back 90 degrees to get the contents of the cup, make the cup spout angled instead.
his is actually the first sippy cup Calvin’s been able to drink from. The others end up as chew toys or the valves require so much pressure he can’t get the liquid out of them. Boon’s Fluid WORKS. I can actually see the bubbles from the water he’s able to drink. My husband loves this product so much, he wishes there was one available in a size suitable for adults. (Retail value $5.99)
Benders – Adaptable Utensils
When first-time eaters start using utensils, their motor skills are not fully developed. Benders adaptable utensils were designed to help make the transition to regular utensils a little easier. Parents can position the adjustable end to the perfect angle to accommodate the child’s grip. As motor skills develop, adjust little by little, until straightened.
Not only are benders great for babies learning to feed themselves, it’s also helpful for adults feeding babies. We have several varieties of baby spoons for Calvin, but we find ourselves continuously re-using the Boon Bender at every meal because it’s comfortable to hold and I can easily transition from helping Calvin eat to allowing him to handle the utensil himself for a few spoonfuls.
Note to Boon designers, the spoon is a little too deep for a baby’s mouth. The shape of the squirt spoon is better suited for a baby. The benders are more suitable for older babies (9 months+) to toddlers. I often have to tip or bend the spoon up to help Calvin get all the contents. The beautiful white plastic does stain over time. I’ve tried scrubbing, boiling, and dishwashing but there’s still a mild yellow stain at the joint of the spoon and the handle from all the sweet potatoes that have been mixed up with the spoon. (Retail value $5.99)
Snack Ball – Snack Container
Kids and parents will love this fun, sphere-shaped snack container. The rigid form protects snacks from crushing, making the Snack Ball great for travel. Two halves unscrew for easy cleaning and the lid snaps in place to keep snacks inside.
Calvin isn’t yet at the stage where he eats non slurpy items. Once he’s at that stage, he’ll have fun with the snack ball not only at snack time but also playing catch with us. Snacks and playtime all rolled into a single ball of fun. I may snag it to stash my almond and raisin mix to snack on the run. (Retail value $6.49)
ModWare – Toddler Utensils
ModWare is perfect for toddlers who are ready to graduate from Benders, but who are not quite ready for adult tableware. The ergonomic design has no sharp edges and the handles are designed with a soft, comfortable grip.
This fun fork and spoon set looks good and feels good to grasp. They’re slightly deeper than the Benders set and just as great for little hands. Plus, they come in a zippy orange design. (Retail value $4.99)
Groovy – Interlocking Plate and Bowl Set
Engaging kids at mealtime can be a challenge. What better way to keep their interest than to give them their own special plate? Groovy offers a fun way to serve meals in a customizable configuration. This interlocking plate and bowl set includes a toddler-sized plate with two separate compartments plus two small bowls that attach to the edge of the plate in a variety of positions. The small bowls are perfect for dipping—always an engaging activity at mealtime—or for serving small portions.
What a fun plate with a rubbery bottom to keep the plate from becoming a hockey puck at dinner time. The dipper cups have a notch on the bottom which attaches them to the plates in any configuration you or your little one desires. The four separate compartments prevent food from becoming a self-made casserole when those fine-motor skills are still developing. Dishwasher-safe materials make for easy clean-up. Scratch-resistant materials ensure lasting quality. (Retail value $12.99)
One winner will receive an entire Boon Feeding Line: Groovy, Squirt, Mod Ware, Catch Bowl, Snack Ball, Benders, and Fluid to meet your baby’s needs from when he first begins solids to toddlerhood. (Retail value $45.44)
To enter, leave a thoughtful comment here about something pertaining to this post. The contest for Boon Feeding Line ends at 11:59 PM (EST) on Sunday, June 29th. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 30th.
Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will be deleted. The winner and 2 alternates will be selected on Random.org and announced on this post and on Prizey. If you provide your e-mail address, I will contact you. The winner has 72 hours to claim the prize, otherwise, the prize goes to the first alternate to contact me with a shipping address.
Congratulations to the winner! Suzanne B. (Crunchy Green Mom)