BabyBjorn was started in 1961 by Bjorn Jakobson and remains a Swedish family company with products found all over the world. In 1973, BabyBjorn introduced the first baby carrier - "Hjärtenära (Close to the Heart)". In addition to baby carriers, BabyBjorn offers a line of bouncers, kitchen, bath, and sleep products. BabyBjorn continues to improve their products in close collaboration with medical experts and parents of small children. Their products undergo a rigorous testing to make sure it comply with their high demands of safety, quality, and design. BabyBjorn strives to simplify everyday life for you and your little child - "happy baby, happy parents".
Once again, BabyBjorn does not disappoint with their feeding products! The Eat and Play Smock protects your child's clothing from mealtimes, painting, helping in the kitchen, and other messy scenarios. The smock is made of 50% polyester and 50% polyurethane (textiles tested and approved in accordance with Oeko-Tex Standard 100, class 1 for baby products) with a liquid-repellant material that is machine-washable and easy to wipe off. The fabric is soft and breathable, which will allow your child to move freely. Designed to fit children ages 8 months to 3 years, there are two buttons on the back and elastic at the wrists for a good fit. Colors are available in red, pink, green, and blue. Currently, BabyBjorn's Eat and Play Smock is perfect for mealtimes because Baby Hsu always spills food and drinks all over himself and uses his sleeves to wipe his mouth. I'm sure in the future, the smock will be handy when he wants to start painting, crafting, and becoming my kitchen helper.
The Soft Bib has a scooped bottom (aka spill pocket) to catch the food that "misses" your baby's mouth. The bib is made from polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), which complies with the safety standards for plastics in Europe (EEC) and US (FDA). Designed to fit children ages 4 months and up, the soft beaded neckband ring has an adjustable snap with neck measurements of 7.5-12 inches. The bib may easily be cleaned by wiping with a damp cloth or rinsing under running water and is dishwasher-safe (however, avoid placing it near the heating coil). The hole on the upper right corner allows for the bib to be hung up. Colors are available in ocean blue, sunflower, bright red, pink, and spring green. At first, I wasn't too sure about the neckband because it seemed hard and uncomfortable. After trying it on Baby Hsu, he's quite comfortable enjoying his meal. BabyBjorn's Soft Bib is also perfect for mealtimes (which can be worn over the smock), catching all of Baby Hsu's oatmeal, rice, mac-n-cheese, watermelons, pears, and juice that got away from his mouth.
The Plate and Spoon make it easy for children to be independent by feeding themselves. Made of polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) with the inner plate made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), the plate and spoon are microwave-safe (max 90°C) and dishwasher-safe (avoid placing near heating coil). Measured at 8 x 1.5 x 8 inches, the three-leaf clover shape of the plate helps the child scoop up food onto the spoon, while the spoon is compatible with the plate with an arch on the back of the spoon's handle that prevents the spoon from slipping into the plate. The plate's rubber base prevents it from sliding around and off the table. Colors are available in bright red, pink, spring green, and ocean blue. Baby Hsu feels more confident and not as frustrated with feeding himself with BabyBjorn's Plate and Spoon.
The Cup is a great baby's first cup recommended from 8 months and up. Made of polypropylene (PP) and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE), the cup holds 100ml/3.4 fl oz with graduated markings in ml and oz. It is dishwasher, microwave, and freezer safe. The cup's rubber base allows for it to be firmly placed on the table with a rim on the bottom's outer edge to prevent from being knocked over. The cup is easy to grip for small hands and soft against baby's lips with a rounded rim. Colors are available in bright red, spring green, pink, and blue. BabyBjorn's Cup is a good size for Baby Hsu to drink his water and juice from his highchair. We know that a child sitting in a highchair does not have much room to maneuver a cup to his/her mouth.
Most importantly, their products are BPA and PVC free - safe plastic products.
Baby Hsu is ready for clean and self-fed mealtimes with BabyBjorn's Eat and Play Smock, Soft Bib, Plate and Spoon, and Cup (HSUper Parents-Approved)!
BUY IT! BabyBjorn's Eat and Play Smock may be purchased for $29.95, Soft Bib for $11.95, Plate and Spoon for $23.00, and the Cup for $14.95 on Amazon.com, Target.com, ToysRUs.com, and many other online retailers. You may also find their products at a store near you (here).
WIN IT! BabyBjorn has generously offered a feeding prize package (smock, bib, plate and spoon, and cup) to a lucky HSUper Parents reader!
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Giveaway open to US and Canada and ends on 04/30/2012 at 12:01am EST. A winner will be chosen with random.org. The winner will be notified by email and posted on this blog. Winners will have 48 hours to reply to my email or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Disclaimer: This review has not been monetarily compensated and is based on the views and opinions of myself. Please note that the opinions reflected in this post have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way. However, for review purposes, I do accept and will keep the products reviewed.