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Friday Favorites {Boon}

Posted: June 17th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Reviews and Giveaways | Tags: Boon, Kids Stuff, Plastic, Reviews and Giveaways, Stuff I like, Tableware | 38 Comments »

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.

Judah wins!

It was no match for my 2 and a half year old….

Lincoln Wins!

 

Or his twin brother.

Wyatt Wins!

 

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):

Follow me on GFC
Follow me on Twitter
Follow Boon on Twitter
Like The Slacker Mom on Facebook
Like Boon on Facebook

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.

 

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38 Comments on “Friday Favorites {Boon}”

  1. 1 Lauren said at 3:12 pm on June 17th, 2011:

    I would get this animal bag – I've been wanting to get a beanbag chair anyway and this doubles as storage! Genius! http://www.booninc.com/products/AnimalBag/394

  2. 2 Lauren said at 3:13 pm on June 17th, 2011:

    I like The Slacker Mom on Facebook! (and I feel dumb but I don't know what GFC is…)

  3. 3 erinclot said at 2:32 pm on June 18th, 2011:

    Google Friend Connect- right on the sidebar 🙂

  4. 4 Jenna E. said at 11:11 pm on June 17th, 2011:

    I'd like to get my hands on one of those fluid sippy cups please!

  5. 5 Kelly said at 9:23 pm on June 22nd, 2011:

    I love the edgeless stay-put bowls…even if they remind me of a dog dish! 😉

  6. 6 Kelly said at 9:24 pm on June 22nd, 2011:

    Following you on twitter 🙂

  7. 7 Kelly said at 9:24 pm on June 22nd, 2011:

    I follow you on GFC.

  8. 8 Kelly said at 9:25 pm on June 22nd, 2011:

    I like you on facebook 🙂

  9. 9 Jennifer C said at 9:37 pm on June 24th, 2011:

    I would love the Boon Flair High Chair

  10. 10 Jennifer C said at 9:39 pm on June 24th, 2011:

    I follow Boon on twitter @JCausby

  11. 11 Jennifer C said at 9:39 pm on June 24th, 2011:

    I like Boon on Facebook

  12. 12 Jennifer C said at 9:39 pm on June 24th, 2011:

    I like you on Facebook

  13. 13 Kathy Nguyen said at 8:53 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    I would love to try the Flair high chair. So modern and beautiful 🙂 if only I could afford the pricetag.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

  14. 14 Kathy Nguyen said at 8:54 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    Gfc follower- Mama L
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com

  15. 15 Kathy Nguyen said at 8:56 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    I follow you on twitter.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com http://twitter.com/#!/Socalsunshine31

  16. 16 Kathy Nguyen said at 8:57 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    I follow Boon on twitter.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com http://twitter.com/#!/Socalsunshine31

  17. 17 Kathy Nguyen said at 8:58 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    I am a fan of your fb page.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com http://www.facebook.com/xNguyenLim

  18. 18 Kathy Nguyen said at 8:58 pm on June 28th, 2011:

    I am a fan of Boon's fb page.
    Nguyenhkathy at gmail dot com http://www.facebook.com/xNguyenLim

  19. 19 Marta said at 8:18 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I love Boon! I have the grass, frog pod and snack balls and have really liked them all I'd love some of their plates and silverware for my kids!

  20. 20 Marta said at 8:18 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I follow you on twitter!

  21. 21 Marta said at 8:19 am on June 30th, 2011:

    Follow Boon on twitter!

  22. 22 Amy B said at 8:56 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I love the Animal Bag, it would be great to store all the stuffed animals we have.

  23. 23 Amy B said at 8:57 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I like The Slacker Mom on FB.

  24. 24 Amy B said at 9:01 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I like Boon on FB.

  25. 25 Amy B said at 9:01 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I like The Slacker Mom on FB also.

  26. 26 kelly b said at 9:39 am on June 30th, 2011:

    creatures interchangeable bath toys look awesome

  27. 27 kelly b said at 9:39 am on June 30th, 2011:

    like boon on fbook

  28. 28 Ann M said at 9:43 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I have wanted the frog pod for a long time!

  29. 29 Ann M said at 9:44 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I follow you on GFC

  30. 30 Ann M said at 9:45 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I like TSM on FB 🙂

  31. 31 thesaveathomemom said at 11:04 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I already "like" you on FB 🙂

  32. 32 Johnelle said at 11:27 pm on September 14th, 2011:

    Dag nabbit good stuff you whiperpsnpaeprs!

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  33. 33 thesaveathomemom said at 11:05 am on June 30th, 2011:

    I already own the froggy bath toy holder and LOVE it!

  34. 34 thesaveathomemom said at 11:05 am on June 30th, 2011:

    "liked" boon on FB

  35. 35 Kim C said at 12:02 am on July 1st, 2011:

    I would love to try the pedestal highchair
    xxkimhcxx at gmail dot com

  36. 36 Kim C said at 12:04 am on July 1st, 2011:

    i like boon on FB
    Kimberly H C
    xxkimhcxx@gmail.com

  37. 37 Levi said at 8:28 am on July 7th, 2011:

    greetings, excellent site, and a very good understand! just one for my favorites.

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  38. 38 via said at 12:01 pm on July 11th, 2011:

    Important advice! I have been looking for something such as this for some time now. Cheers!

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