When Spilly Spoon got in touch asking us to review the spoon I was keen to give it a try as I have heard very good things but things didn't go quite to plan. First off lets have a look at what the Spilly Spoon does.
The Spilly Spoon is a Non Spill Medicine Spoon with a Character theme that is both appealing and child friendly whilst being practical for mums and dads. It’s designed to withhold up to 10ml of liquid medicine and the spoon can be laid on a work surface enabling you to pick the child up and single handedly administer the medicine. When your child gets to a certain age they want to do everything themselves, generally with it going everywhere!! The Spilly Spoon is al so easy to use and clean. The medicine can be easily measured out into either 2.5ml, 5ml, 7.5ml or 10ml. It can be washed with warm soapy water or put into a dishwasher. It can also be sterilized.
Sounds fantastic, right?!
I have to admit that I do love the Spilly Spoon but it didn't quite work out for Paige. She is now 13 months old and does like to feed herself so when we were using the Spilly spoon she was grabbing it and trying to use it herself. Some of the medicine fell out and ended up on the sofa which isn't the fault of the Spilly Spoon at all. I personal think the problem was nothing to do with the Spilly spoon but with age. The age that Paige is at makes her want to feed herself or at least try and I just think that she is still a little bit too young to do this with any sort of control. I think that if she were older or younger the Spilly spoon would of worked very well.
That said I will love the Spilly spoon and we will keep it until she is a little older and try again when she has mastered the art of feeding herself. Right now for this age I still find that using a syringe is easier, quickly and cleaner.
The Spilly Spoon retails at £4.99 which I think it is a great price.
Have you tried the Spilly spoon?
Thanks for reading,