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We have all been there feeding our kids/letting them feed themselves and the mess is INCREDIBLE.
With our stressful selves, we desperately run to buy bowls that stick to the high chairs so they can’t throw the bowls + food onto the floor.
We were elated when we found some from a popular children’s brand at a decent price.
To our dismay, Israel and Josiah worked out how to remove them within seconds and once again, food was everywhere 😠
So I went back to feeding them myself. That was fine for a while until I started to notice that TREVOR (my tremor) was getting worse. I was shaking with every spoonful, making a massive mess all by myself.
I knew that I had to persevere to teach the boys how to feed themselves.
The 1st day it went well. There was surprisingly minimal mess, and I felt positive about this step.
However, on day 2 and every day since, the bowls have been on the floor 😐
This was partly the boys’ fault but mostly the manufacturer’s with their claims, giving us parent’s hope.
So I started to research again and found Gecko Gripper bowls.
The price was more than I would have normally paid, but they had great reviews and I was willing to pay more for a product that actually works.
When thinking about it, it’s not more money, because, it comes with 3 bowls and a gripper mat, in fact, it’s a bargain!
They arrived yesterday and I was so excited to try them.
My husband immediately put them on the highchairs and couldn’t get them to stick on properly, I told him the correct way (stick from the inside) and the results were instant and AMAAAAAAZING!
It is so much fun to watch them try to remove the bowls every meal, with no success.
Do yourself a massive favour and buy them HERE!!
After a few attempts, they admit defeat, stop trying and focus on eating.
Having twins is great, tiring and challenging at times but most of all, it is EXPENSIVE!! So naturally, most twin mamas like to look for bargains, and rightly so, (although I must admit, I was a bargain hunter pre-twins).
Paying minimal money for something seems great until you discover that it doesn’t work. My dad always says ‘you buy cheap, you buy twice’ but spending extra money isn’t always an option, so you make do, the best you can.
Any Mama (not just twin Mamas) need these bowls. Especially with the rise of baby led weaning. The EXTRA mess is too much hassle, just think of the time and stress saved.
The only thing I will say to avoid disappointment is that they only work on flat surfaces. We took them on holiday and the plane tables weren’t flat so they didn’t stick as well as they normally do. That is the only negative thing I can say about them, and I was struggling to find something.
You may find the bowls you have currently work for your baby. However, once they reach the toddler stage and inquisitive minds start to reveal themselves, then it’s a new playing field or battlefield in my case 🙈.
For those doubters out there, who have tried soooo many different bowls to no avail, the Gecko bowls come with a gripper mat to ensure attachment. Although, personally, I have never had to use it. It is amazing without the mat.
I promise you, this will NOT be a purchase you regret.
You may not know me to trust me yet, but I wanted to share with you something that has been incredibly helpful to me.
These bowls have been a godsend to me, there is minimal mess an NO food on the floor, plus they are easy to wash too = WIN WIN 🎉🎉
Take Home Message
You may not be in the same or similar situation to me, but you don’t need to be in order to want an easy win.
The Gecko Gripper bowls are microwave, oven and dishwasher safe. Though, we usually stick the bowls down first and then add the heated food to the bowls. That’s what works best for us.
Good luck x