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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BFBBP: Tommee Tippee Tableware Giveaway


I think the true sign that baby G is turning into toddler G is her use of tableware at meal times. I introduced her to eating off a fork many months ago and she picked it up right away. As long as I put the food on the fork or spoon, she'll pick it up and direct it into her mouth. She still prefers to feed herself with her fingers, though; so I decided she needed to at least learn to eat off a plate or out of a bowl. I reached out to the company I trust to provide great toddler tableware items--Tommee Tippee. To celebrate G's birthday, Tommee Tippee allowed me to review many of the products suitable for one-year-olds. Everything we reviewed is up for grabs in the Babies First Birthday Blog Party giveaway event that starts today!


Why Tommee Tippee is great for one-year-olds
Tommee Tippee products were created in the UK over 50 years ago and recently made their way into North American homes. The company is has a full line of baby products under the Closer to Nature line, with bottles, pacifier, breast pumps, monitors and more. Also, check out Tommee Tippee's online web application, The Day Baby Was Born, that allows you to save your pregnancy and birth story memories into a printable story book. Tommee Tippee doesn't stop with infants, though; the Explora products are for the weaning stages and well into toddlerhood. G loves their bright colors and I love the practical options for our meal times.

Explora Feeding Spoons ($4.99 for 8)

The spoons are BPA free plastic & are dishwasher/microwave safe. They feature easy grip handles and have an awesome deep scoop so that the food stays on the spoon. In each pack of 8 there are two each of orange, pink, blue, and green colors that coordinate with the other Explora products.

Baby G's Verdict. These spoons are very high quality that have held up extremely well through daily use & wash. G can't quite use them by herself yet, but we are still working on it. Aside from trying to teach her to self-feed with them, I use them to feed her yogurt. G doesn't seem to have any complaints about them, and neither do I. She especially love the bright & bold colors. Tommee Tippee Feeding Spoons are great for feeding older babies; but are perfect for toddlers who feed themselves because they hold a lot of food for growing appetites. 


The Easi-Mat is a BPA-free, non-slip, grippy mat that works with the Explora plates & bowls. It suctions to the tableware for less mess at meal times. The mat rolls up for easy storage & travel (great for restaurants). We've used the mat on baby G's high chair tray, a table, and also our coffee table. It's stuck to all surfaces. After you get the mat stuck on whatever surface you desire, push the plate/bowl onto the center suction pad. Once the meal is over, gently pull the tab to loosen the suction & voila, the tableware can be easily removed.

Baby G's Verdict. G doesn't really notice the mat until she's done eating (re: getting bored in her high chair)--then she starts to play with it. She's really intrigued by the feel of it & the fact that it "sticks" to her tray. She also likes to mess with the pull tab. It generally works pretty well to hold her bowl or plate down--although she has been able to get them loose a few times. In my opinion, I never expected the mat to work as well as it has. I didn't expect it to be perfect at holding tableware down, so the fact that her plate or bowl has come loose less than 5 times in the past month makes me still recommend the mat to other parents. Because it is so easy to wash & use, I can't imagine needing another one, so the $7 price point seems really reasonable to me.

Explora Weaning Bowls ($4.99 for 4)

Microwave, dishwasher, freeze safe, BFA-free plastic. The bowls hold 11 ounces and feature an ergonomic shaped handle. The four bowls also stack together for easy storing. Tommee Tippee Explora Weaning Bowls work great on their own, but make meal times less hassle when paired with the Easi-Mat above. They are also good for serving your younger baby early purees or cereals.
G's favorite snack: oranges


Baby G's Verdict. G loves these bright bowls! She still thinks it is fun to peek in to see what surprise is inside. :-) So far she uses her hands to eat out of them--like grabbing cheerios or pieces of fruit. I hope that some day soon she will use a spoon to eat out of them. The stay stuck to the Easi-Mat better than the plates--I can't recall them ever coming loose. I like that they come in a 4 pack because I can use one at every meal and still have one left while the others run through the dishwasher.

Explora Section Plates ($5.99 for 2)

Microwave & dishwasher safe, BFA-free plastic. The two plates stack together pretty well for storing. The section plates are especially great for picky eaters who don't like their food to touch. The wells are pretty deep, yet angled thinner toward the kiddo, so it's easy for them to eat off the plates. Works great alone or with the Easi-Mat. G's been able to get the plate off the mat a few times, so don't expect the suction to be 100% perfect.

Baby G's Verdict. I love using plates with G because it is great practice for being a big girl. Sure, I suppose she could still eat straight off her tray, but the habit has to be broken eventually. I figured 11 months was the best time, and she's taken to them very well. She enjoys pulling food out to eat--often she'll put food that has fallen out, back into the plate before taking it out to eat. I'm so proud of her! I don't like that she's able to get them off of the mat, as I mentioned above, but she's not really tried to throw them or anything. I love looking down at her plate to see all of the colorful food options we are feeding her. :-)


Microwave & dishwasher safe, BFA-free plastic & silicone. The screw-on lids are interchangeable with other Tommee Tippee li'l Sippee cups & Closer to Nature bottles. The cups are truly spill proof and don't leak. The straw is soft & works without biting; supports oral development. Once they are taken apart, they are really easy to clean...but they aren't the easiest cup to get apart. Once you've done it while looking at the instructions a few time, it becomes second nature. The process is necessary for the flip-top lid and spill-proof features to work.

Baby G's Verdict. We've used the cup for over a month now, with no leaks or spills, so I'll put up with the slightly annoying process for disassembly (putting them together is easier). One of the proudest mom moments I've had lately is when G finally learned to drink through the straw. She still doesn't do it instinctively yet (it seems like she still has to re-learn each time), but I almost cried the first time she sat there and drank from the straw. She seemed really excited too. I love that the cups feature a flip-top lid for travel & storage.  I'm excited to use these cups for years to come, until G drinks from a non-lidded cup.


You can purchase Tommee Tippee products from Babies R Us, Toys R Us and also now at Target! Be sure to follow them on Twitter and like them on Facebook--you'll also get bonus entries in the giveaway for doing so.
Tommee Tippee has offered one Letters from Momma reader a free set of everything you see above! Winner will have choice of color theme. Open to US and Canada. Enter to win using the new version of Rafflecopter form below. If you need help with Rafflecopter please contact me or see this video.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
I received the above products to facilitate this review. Prize will be sent from Tommee Tippee. All opinions are my own, yours may differ. Not affiliated with, sponsored by, or endorsed by Facebook. Entries involving Facebook are not mandatory, and Facebook has no liability for this giveaway. Ends 3/8/12 at 12:01 AM Eastern. Open to US and Canada.

82 comments:

  1. I'd be winning these for my son, who is 13 months old. He eats finger foods and drinks out of sippies but doesn't really feed himself with utensils yet.

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  2. I'd be getting them for Lucia. It will still be quite some time before she'll be able to use them, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to win!

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  3. For my daughter, 5 months old. She isn't on solids yet, but will be soon!

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  4. My son is 15 months old, and #2 is on the way. He's starting to figure out a spoon and loves using a plate!

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  5. my niece would love this. her first birthday is in april, which is when i'd give them to her, and right now, she mostly just drinks out of her bottle on her own. but she's getting there!

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

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  6. My daughter would love these! She turned 1 at the beginning of February. She loves eating with her hands but is also trying to figure out spoons and forks. :)

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  7. I have some of these products in Pink for my daughter who is now 2 but I'd love some boy colors for my 11 month old!

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  8. I'm trying to win for my son, Benjamin. He's 11 months old and likes to feed himself finger foods but hasn't quite gotten the hang of silverware yet.

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  9. I would win this tableware for our 2 year old little guy who loves to feed himself!

    colljerr at comcast dot net

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  10. I would love to win for my 3 year old niece! She would love to have her special tableware when she comes to visit!

    jennifercausby at hotmail dot com

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  11. my little guy is 13 mo old but doesn't have the whole self-feeding thing down yet!

    annae07 at aol dot com

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  12. My almost 2 year old daughter she loves feeding herself

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  13. For our baby. It'll be a little bit until it can be used, but I know the time will be here before we know it!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  14. I am trying to win these for my daughter. She is right months old, and still doesn't feed herself at all, but I know she will eventually and these would be great for that!

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  15. I am trying to win these for my two youngest girls who are 1 and 2. They both love to feed themselves although the older of the two is finally really getting the hang of it. My 2 year old is getting very particular about everything and keeps our 4 plates and bowls in heavy rotation since she wont eat from "big kids" stuff that the older kids eat out of. Thanks
    Ticklemetiffy @gmail dot com

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  16. I would love these for my 3 year old and my 4 year old that will be soon learning how to eat food.

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  17. For my little boy. He is only 5 months and will be starting to try solid food in the next couple months.

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  18. I would like to win them for my 20 month old and he LOVES to feed himself!

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  19. my twins, we are just starting feeding

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  20. I am trying to win these for my 1 yr old daughter. She has been feeding herself for a while now and we are trying to incorporate more utensils at meals. Plus we really want to find a straw sippy that she likes since she loves to drink out of our straws. :-)

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  21. I have a 2 year old and a little girl due on Friday-hopefully tonight. I am trying to win these products for both of them.

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  22. For my 8 mo. old who has been feeding himself since 6 mo.

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  23. I'm trying to win these for my grandson. He's 3 mos and does not eat by himself yet.

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  24. trying to win this for my 3 month old son. :) hes not feeding himself yet but he will be before i know it
    amandahoffman35 at yahoo dot com

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  25. Trying to win for my (almost) 9 month old son. He tries to feed himself with a spoon sometimes but it doesn't work very well! He's had finger foods down for awhile now though, thanks BLW!

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  26. I'm trying to win this for my six month old. We have just started him on food, and so far he devours every thing I give him!

    Thanks for the Giveaway! And Review...I have been wondering about TT Products, and now am convinced TT products will be what I reach for! Thanks again!

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  27. Would love to win these for my little man. He is only 2 months old right now, but will be using these soon :)
    Jessica McMasters
    girlofgod_5_11diva@hotmail.com

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  28. would love to win this for my son who is just starting to feed himself with help :)
    thanks!

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  29. my son he is 15 months today and he will not eat without a spoon or fork

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  30. I would love this for my one year old boy who is just starting to self feed.

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  31. My 10 month old son, loves eating, but only if he gets to do it!

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  32. hope to win this prize for my 7 month old baby girl , she likes to try and feed herself

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  33. I'd win them for my 3 month old. He's not quite ready for solids, but will be soon. I know how quickly the time flies and before I know it he'll be feeding himself.

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  34. My 2 year old is still working on the while using utensils thing. She loves to have them, just trying to figure out how to get it all the way to her mouth without dumping food. I also have a 5 mo old who will start on solids soon!

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  35. my 16 mo is getting better everyday.. these would def help!

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  36. I would like this for my 2 year old son. He likes to feed himself, but not with utensils.

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  37. My niece could really use something like this! She's 2 but has a disability which limits her body functions. This seems like it would be easy for her!

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  38. Danielle Davis/GradyFebruary 24, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Im wanting to win this for my 11 month old son :) He eats finger foods by himself but dsnt use utensils yet!
    Thank you!
    Suchaproudmama @ yahoo.com

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  39. My daughter who just turned one the other day. She does like to feed herself but she isn't all that great at it!

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  40. These would be a gift for my brother and sister-in-law! ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  41. I'm trying to win these for my grandson. He's just a newborn, so not eating solid food yet, but I'd love to have these for when he starts.

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  42. I'm trying to win these for my daughter. She's almost 4 months, so we'll be starting solids in a couple months. We need the tools to start :)

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  43. love to win for my son he's 18mths and loves feeding himself

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  44. I would love to win these for my son who is almost 7 months old and just starting his solids. We will need these soon

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  45. I would give these to my two yr old twins, they are just getting the hang of really feeding themselves

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  46. I am trying to win these for my grandson Carter who is 1 1/2 years old. He is having fun trying to feed himself! Loves to do it himself. LOL
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  47. For my niece, she'll be born soon and want to give this to her as a present for when she starts eating solids

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  48. I would like to win these for my 2 1/2 year old son. He used to like feeding himself but seems to now be bored with it. Sometimes he won't eat unless Daddy feeds him. :/ We are also expecting Baby #2 in August so these will be passed down to him/her. We still have a couple Tommee Tippee sippy cups from over a year ago that have held up well.

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  49. I'd be winning these for my one year old. Yes, she does feed herself.

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  50. This would be great who just turned 2 a few days ago who loves to feed herself.

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  51. I have a 4 year old who doesn't really need this stuff but I'm expecting now, due in April, and the new baby will eventually use it!

    daisies0999(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. I'd like to win this stuff for my twin nephews who are 2 1/2 who feed themselves!

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  53. I am trying to win this for hubby's new granddaughter in Guatemala, she is only about 4 months old now, but will be 9 months old when we visit them and her older sister is about 2 1/2 and she does feed herself the best she can!

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  54. trying to win for my 2 year old, but we have another baby coming at the end of march, so these items would get plenty more use!

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  55. Iam trying to win these for my 2 year old son.He does feed himself

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  56. I'm trying to win these for my 16 month old twins. My daughter LOVES feeding herself, but my son is in Early Intervention do deal with his oral motor and sensory delays, so he's not really a self-feeder yet. We're working on it though!

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  57. My son who is 10 months, he currently tries to feed himself and act like a much bigger boy!
    mrsweslowski at yahoo dot com

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  58. Entering to win this for my daughter, first baby, who is 15 months old and refuses to be fed by anyone but herself! ugh!

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  59. I'm trying to win these for a friend who is due in a few months.

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  60. I am trying to win this for my little one who is 17 months old and prefers to feed herself :) sonyamorris@carolina.rr.com sonyadmorris@gmail.com

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  61. I am trying to win this for myself.

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  62. I'd like to win these for my 3 & 2 year old girls and soon to be born baby girl :) they feed themselves

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  63. I'd like to win this for my 3 yr old guy. He loves feeding himself!

    samantha
    dull2000 at cox dot net

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  64. I would like to win this for my nephew. He is only two and a half months old so he isn't feeding himself yet but will be before you know it.

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  65. my daughter she is 6 months and we are working on eating

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    Thanks!

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  67. my 13 month old son

    danielle b

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  68. Trying to win for our Goddaughter. Perfect age for them.
    abrennan09@hotmail.com

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  69. My almost to be son, hes not eating yet though. I'll be saving these for later. ;)

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  70. My niece she is 1 1/2 and yes she feeds her self.

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  71. I would love to have these for my 16 month old daughter! She loves feeding herself and we love Tommee Tippee.

    RickiReviews at gmail dot com

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  72. I would love to win this for my daughter Katie and her husband Richard. They are finally expecting after many long years of waiting for their little miracle. "Peanut" is not here yet but would someday be able to use all these goodies. Thanks,
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  73. For my grandson, he would benefit greatly!

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  74. My niece! She will be born in April!
    i_love_you28@myway.com

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  75. I am trying to win this for myself. I am pregnant.

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  76. i'm trying to win this for my nephew who just turned one. He's starting to feed himself and this will definitely come in handy

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  77. I am trying to win these for my 1 year old daughter. She is showing interest in feeding herself with a spoon lately.

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  78. I'd like to win this for my 3 month old baby. She's exclusively breastfed right now but it would be great to have these items for when she's ready :)

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  79. I'm trying to win this for my 21 month old son who loves feeding himself!

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