I was given the opportunity to review the Gyro Bowl. Like many of you, I have seen the commercial for Gyro bowl, “kid-proof, 360 technology”, on T.V. What piqued my interest in the bowl was not only the 360 technology, but the fact that the bowl is BPA free. Briefly, BPA is a compound used to make plastic and is known to be estrogenic, is a hot topic of safety.
Anyhoo, my children and I found the bowl to be fun, although the manufacturer clearly states it’s not a toy. I put a variety of food in the bowl to see if it was true to claim. I was able to swing the bowl and/or grab it without food falling out of it for the most part. My three year-old really enjoys the bowl a LOT. We have a no-eating-in-the-great-room rule, but for testing purposes, I allowed my three year old to eat a snack in the great room with the bowl. There was no spills or messes to clean up. I felt pretty comfortable letting him roam the great room while eating his snack out of the bowl…which is really saying a lot.
Although the instructions/manufacturer doesn’t say this, the bowl is really a dry-snack only receptacle. I tried jumping up and down with it and naturally the laws of motion came into play, some of the food in the bowl came out. However, snack-time, speaking strictly for myself, is a “sit down calmly time”, this bowl seems to work well in this scenario as well as a child making a quick grab for it. This bowl would be perfect for road trips, stroller rides and outings. Outings especially…the last thing you need, when you’re away from the comforts of home, is to worry about spills and messes.
I’d LOVE to see this bowl in purples and pinks, now that would be cool. The cost is $14.99 per bowl. However, you can buy one and get one free. There’s also a limited time offer, where you can purchase two bowls for $9.99 plus shipping and handling. The bowls come with lids. Overall, I think this is a solid, fun and innovative product!
**Disclaimer: I was given the Gyro Bowl to review free of cost. This product was not given to TheOliveParent in exchange for a positive review. The reader acknowledges his/her own personal responsibility in personal research of this product.**