Monday, March 15, 2010

Review--Boon Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon

Boon's tagline is "Innovations for Modern Parents" and they do seem to have some adorable and innovative baby products (like their grass theme drying rack).

I first saw the Boon Squirt Baby Food Dispensing Spoon at Target.  Target actually carries a few of Boon's baby feeding products (and lots of their other goodies online).  I stood in the aisle at Target a few times debating it with Hubby and the consensus was we didn't need it.  He was right, we didn't need it, but it did look like fun!

Essentially, you just dump the baby food into the orange bulb and then reattach the plastic spoon.  You give the bulb a little squeeze and...viola, baby food appears on the spoon.  It even comes with a cover to keep the spoon and food covered up until you need it.

My Aunt bought Bink the spoon for Christmas.  We tried it out for the first time last week.  Yes, it took me over two months to try it, I'll get to that later.

Overall, I really like the spoon.  It's very easy to use, you really jump dump the food in and squeeze to get it back out.  It can definitely be done with one hand, which is one of their main marketing points.  I actually did most of my feeding with my left hand (since my right hand was busy taking pictures!). 

I tried it in our kitchen, but I think it would be really helpful for feeding while you're out with baby.  Often times when I'm out to eat, its with Hubby or other family or friends.  We take turns feeding ourselves and feeding the Bink.  For the other occasions where its just Bink and I, I think this would be great.  I usually pack him a separate bowl and spoon to hold his food or I feed with off my plate with the baby spoon. 

The Boon Squirt Spoon also makes the "reload" time faster, since you're just squeezing instead of scooping more food.  Sometimes that's of utmost importance to Bink during his FEEDMEFEEDMEFEEDMENUM phases since speed can prevent meltdowns and Howler Monkey-esque screams.

I even let Bink "feed" himself with it for a few minutes.  He wasn't strong enough to really squeeze the food out and make a mess, but he was amused by chewing on it in general.

The only reason I don't know that I'll use the Boon Squirt Spoon more often at home is because I make my own baby food.  Feeding Bink freshly pureed food in it would work well, but often I'm defrosting cubes of pre-made food for him.  Since I've got to defrost the food in a bowl anyway, I doubt that I would use the spoon too.  There are already enough dirty dishes here, I don't need to make more. 

The Boon Squirt Spoon was easy to use and definitely makes one-handed feeding more convenient if you're using jarred or freshly pureed baby food.  They are a little pricey for a single spoon (around $7), but also very easy to clean.  I think it would make a fun baby shower or new mommy gift or would be beneficial if you're often feeding baby alone and need a hand free.

What do you think?  Has anyone else tried them?

Disclosure:  Just so you know, I was not compensated in any way to write this review.  Should that ever happen with a review I write, I promise to let you know!

Friday, February 26, 2010

HappyBaby Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered my first giveaway!  I compiled all the entries and used to select a winner.

The lucky winner of the HappyBaby gift pack is.... Christy!  Christy, please check your email and respond within 48 hours so that I can get your goodies in the mail to you!

Keep your eyes peeled for more fun giveaways and reviews coming on Pacifier Party!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Win $83 to spend at

Check out Swaggrabber's great site for an awesome contest.  Who couldn't use money for diapers?

While you are there, you should go ahead and subscribe to the site.  Lots of great contests, coupons, and info!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

HappyBaby Gift Pack Giveaway

Have you heard about HappyBaby yet?  You must have!  They are an amazing company that makes delicious baby and toddler foods.  

The Bink LOVES their Puffs and even my tween likes the Mac + Cheese and Breakfast Pockets.

Their food is organic, loaded with probiotics, DHA, and other good nutrients, and delicious!  I make my own organic baby food at home most of the time, but keep a stash of the Sweeter Potatoes + Purer Pear around to mix things up.

HappyBaby also makes three awesome varieties of cereals that can be fed to baby as is, mixed with the fruits or veggies, or even baked into teething biscuits (Try it yourself!).

The best part is that all their food is affordable and easy to find.  It's sold in Target and Whole Foods stores, on Amazon, even!

To test out all the yummy goodness, I'm giving away a HappyBaby gift pack featuring all the tasty items below!

Here's how to enter:

Visit the Happy Baby Food website then leave a comment on this post telling me which of their products you'd most like to try. (You must do this one to be eligible)

For up to five additional entries (please leave a separate comment for any of these you do):
  • Follow me on Twitter and tweet   "@pacifierpocket is giving away a Happy Baby gift pack of goodies!"
  • Leave a relevant comment on a different post on my mommy blog
  • Link to this giveaway post from your blog
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  • Become my fan on Facebook

(1) HappyBellies Organic Brown Rice Cereal, (1) HappyMelts Banana Mango, (1) HappyMelts Mixed Berry, and (1) HappyPuffs Banana

This giveaway ends at noon EST on Friday, February 26 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my blog. Winner must respond via email within 48 hours of notification to claim his or her prize.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Win a Pair of Express Sandals!

Have you checked out Blonde Mom Blog and Savvy Housewife yet?  If not, stop what you're doing and go now!

You'll fall in love with these adorable little girls (and their smart sassy mom) and look forward to new posts as much as I do.

Need a little more incentive to check the sites out?

Savvy Housewife is hosting a great giveaway for a super cute pair of Express Sandals!  You'll love them!

 Click here to enter!

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