Boon Squirt Spoon

I'm well and truly stuck on the fence when it comes to the Boon Squirt Spoon - I can't decide whether it's genius or junk!

So, the Boon Squirt Spoon - it's a spoon with a a squeezy reservoir (Boon call it a 'bulb') on the end, which holds 85g of baby food and squirts the right amount onto the spoon bit when you squeeze it.

Apparently, this will make one-handed feeding much easier for parents and saves you having to remember to take a spoon AND container of food with you when you go out.  They come in various funky colours and cost £8.95 each.

My baby weaning days are well and truly over (thank goodness) and I managed to get by perfectly well with a bowl and a little flat plastic spoon.  So on this side of the fence I'd say that the Boon Squirt Spoon is just a seriously overpriced piece of unnecessary baby 'stuff'.  

Not only that, but you'll need to faff around with filling it up, then taking it apart and making sure it's super clean inside ready  for the next time.

But then I remembered all those time when little hands found their way into the food bowls which led to one, some, or all of three outcomes:

  1. More food ended up on their faces and in their hair than in their mouths
  2. My clothes ended up covered in their food
  3. The entire bowl was upended and invariably found its way to the floor

If I'd had a Boon Squirt Spoon then these things wouldn't have happened and I wouldn't have gone out with clothes covered in dried baby food (why do you never notice before you leave the house!?).  So on this side of the fence I'd say it's genius; £8.95 well spent and why on earth did it take someone so long to come up with it?!

So what say you?  The Boon Squirt Spoon - genius or junk?

TOPICS:   Feeding & Weaning

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