One thing that I find myself constantly on the look-out for is cute kids “stuff”. Not just toys and clothes, but the stuff you need and use on a daily basis, the basics. The stuff you have to have because it has a specific function. A lot of that stuff isn’t always that cute and almost all of it is plastic. So to find something that is cute and functional (even it’s still plastic) is always a win.
I have found that Boon is often a good fit of style and function. The colors are pleasing to the kids, but not too garish for me. The designs are interesting without being too kiddish. And they usually do what they are they are made to do.
I recently had the opportunity to review their 3-piece Saucer set. The Saucer is their edgeless stay-put divided plate. I’m a big fan of divided plates and the edgeless stay-put design was supposed to give little finger extra difficulty in catapulting them off of high-chair trays. Always a bonus for Moms who probably want to avoid cleaning up yet another spill.
I have to say, I was skeptical of the stay-put design, sight unseen. I’ve used plates and bowls designed to be non-skid or suctioned to the trays and they have never worked. I didn’t give Boon a chance on that one.
And rightly so.
The Saucer was no match for my 10 month old.
It was no match for my 2 and a half year old….
Or his twin brother.
I guess for me it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t move on my counter tops or my kitchen table, because the boys sit in highchairs, where it has absolutely no grip at all! Thankfully my low expectations concerning the boys turning them into flying saucers didn’t stop me from loving them anyways.
They are a nice size, not too big, not too small and they have three compartments- perfect for a main dish, a side dish or two (or a condiment). The divided plates we had been using had 4 fairly large spaces and I was always trying to figure out how to fill them up. I haven’t had to worry about that with these and the boys like having the variety.
Also unlike some other plastic tableware we’ve had, there has been no staining of these plates! I don’t have to look at a ghost of last months ravioli every time I sit down to a meal. And, best of all? They have style to spare. Nice curves, bright (but not too bright) two-toned colors that don’t come off all matchy-matchy. That’s always a plus. there are so many fun things that they make, I can’t keep up! You can try though by checking out their blog!
Boon is offering one of my readers a 3-piece Saucer set (in the color of their choice) of their very own! You too can sit down to a lovely meal (or a friendly game of frisbee in the backyard!) with these delightful little divided kids plates.
Mandatory entry: Go to Boon’s website and tell me one other product you would love to try
Extra entries (please do a separate entry for each item):
The winner will be drawn by Random.org on July 1st at 10pm. I will contact the winner by email and they will have 48 hours to respond before I draw another winner.
Disclosure: I was given a 3-piece Saucer set from Boon through their Blogger Program, I have had no other compensation. All opinions are my own.