The lovely people at Brother Max sent us a weaning bowl to have a play with and see what we thought.
When I first opened it, I was surprised at the size. It looks quite big in comparison to some weaning bowls and I was impressed that it would last me a while. Spud can no longer use a lot of baby bowls as his portions just don’t fit in them.
Externally the bowl has a secure lid and removable suction base for attaching it to the highchair or table. The lid has a covered section that when opened revealed two heat sensitive weaning spoons. I thought this was a great idea because they are kept with the food and when they are dirty after feeding on the go you can simply pop them back into the lid and there won’t be any mess. They also change colour if the food is too hot for the baby which is a brilliant feature for hygienic feeding. The lid itself has steam vents so that you can heat the food with the lid on preventing splatters making a mess inside the microwave.
I took the lid off and came face to face with my favourite feature. It has a removable two section divider. Spike has sweet and savory at tea time and I always have to use two bowls and heat them up separately. This way I can put food in each side and heat them up together saving me a lot of time. If I go out I don’t have to worry about his fruit pot or yoghurt exploding in my bag because I can empty it into the bowl with his food before we leave. The divider is held in securely due to it’s shape but also removes quickly and easily if you want to use the full sized bowl. Without the divider in the bowl is more than big enough for Spud’s dinner so it really is a product that will last beyond early weaning. The rim of the bowl has a little lip on which aids mess free feeding by catching the food from the spoon when you scrape off the excess.
The bowl boasts a wrap around handle with easy hold thumb hole which means when Spike bashes the bowl mid feed it remains securely in my hand rather than flying across the room. The suction base is supposed to stop this from happening during self feeding but like a lot of products that do this, it just wouldn’t stick on the highchair tray. It worked a lot better on my wooden dining table but Spike’s highchair doesnt enable him to sit close enough to use it this way.
Overall a fantastic product that we have used nearly everyday since it arrived. The lid is so secure that my bag remains spotless and the two section divider saves me a lot of space and worry. Thank you Brother Max for a truly brilliant product!