I recently had the chance to try a couple items from the Tommee Tippee “explora” collection. I reviewed the easi-mat, the weaning bowls, and the water bottle. The line also includes food pots and heat sensing spoons.
What I love about this line is it truly reduces the amount of mess that I have to clean up. The easi-mat holds the bowls into place so it can’t be thrown onto the ground (something my boys love to do). They still drop food on the floor but handfuls of food dropped on the floor is definitely easier to clean up than a bowlful of food that is splattered all over. It worked great for Lucas (my one year old) and it was nice to finally give him a bowl that I didn’t have to sit there and hold down. The one flaw that I found in this line is that the easi-mat just gives me one more thing to clean. I really wish that the bowls had suction cups on the bottom of each one instead.
My very favorite item is the “truly spill proof water bottle”. When I saw the words “truly spill proof” I thought to myself, “yeah right. Not for my kids!” because somehow my children manage to find a way to make all of their cups leak. I put this one to the “mommy” test. I shook it as vigorously as I could in all directions and not a drop came out of it. I then tested for myself how easy it was to “sip” from. Based on my testing, I think both my 13 and 25 month olds can both drink from it (though it’s labeled 18+ months). The cup is currently full of water and in my son’s crib and I am confident it will not leak all over.
All of the Tommee Tippee “explora” items are BPA free and are microwave, dishwasher, and freezer-safe. This line of products can be found at Toys “R” Us and Babies “R” Us stores and also online at BabiesRUs.com.
(Disclosure: These products were given to me, as a member of the Mom Bloggers Club Review Team, by Tommee Tippee. All thoughts are my own.)