“ Brand: J.I.P / Type: Animal shaped melamine bowl „
WHAT IS IT?
A cereal bowl shaped and designed to look like a pigs face. It is not very big so best suited for younger children but the design would be suitable for any pig lover.
The bowl is made from melamine but it is very thin and that makes it feel fragile. The bowl is completely pink except for the pigs eyes, the rim of the bowl makes up the pigs head and it is a very basic shape but effective. It's a cute pig but I don't know why it's called a funny pig, the ears stick out of the plastic and small children can tip the bowl if they grab ahold of one of these. I don't like the snout of the pig being in the bottom of the bowl because once this is covered in food the bowl doesn't look much like a pig until your child has finished eating and uncovers the snout again.
WHAT I THINK
I like the design of the bowl because I like pigs but it's a bit tacky. The bowl is very shiny but doesn't feel like very good quality, that's a surprise because these bowls cost £8 each so I thought the plastic would be thicker. It is big enough for small children or a jar of baby food but doesn't hold as much as you think it will because the rim is so wide that it makes the bowl look bigger.
My daughter has her ice cream in this pig bowl and this is all its used for now because now my girls have grown it is not big enough for stews or cereal, I will purchase proper weaning bowls when my baby daughter is old enough. The bottom of the bowl is made of melamine too so it is slippy, when my daughter was young she knocked this off the table once so it's a bowl I only used when I was feeding her until she was older. I wash it in the dishwasher but you can't use it in the microwave for reheating food.
3 Dooyoo Stars.
My Sister has always loved pigs, and when she had a little girl, I went on a baby buying spree as she was my first Niece and I found it fun to spoil her ( I still do!) It was during this buying spree I came across the J.I.P. Kids Breakfast bowl, which would you believe it, was a pig face bowl!! I thought it was an amazing find, and I bought two of them. One to keep at my place and one for my Sister to keep at hers.
The bowl is made of a thin metal, which I think is aluminim, but it also has a sort of plasticy feel to it. It is very light weight, and the actual bowl part is the pigs nose. The rest is the pigs face and there is even some piggie ears, which I thought was extra cute.
My Sister loved this bowl at first site, and when my Niece got old enough to notice things, and eat more than just milk and mush, we introduced her to the piggie bowls, and she seems to enjoy it too, although I do not think she actually knows what a pig is yet to make a connection between one and the bowl. She does like to play around with it though, and has spent a good bit of time just carrying it around with her!
We have found that this bowl is the perfect size to empty a large Heinz or Cow and Gate jar into, with a good bit of room at the top so that you can put a spoon in without it spilling over the top. It also holds a perfect sized lunch for my Niece, now that she is onto proper, solid food.
Due to the material this bowl has never stained, even with months of being used for orange food ( why must it be orange??) and it is really easy to clean too. It takes next to no effort to wash if doing the dishes by hand, but it is also dishwasher safe, so you can clean it in the dishwasher too. I am unsure if it is microwave safe, as we have never placed it in the microwave. I was always told not to put metal in the microwave so I would assume that it is not a good idea to put this bowl into the microwave.
The only downside to this bowl is the price, they cost me £8 a piece from Amazon, and even though I think this is a cute bowl which holds up well to the challenge of my Niece, it is not worth £8. I do recommend this bowl, if you can find it at a cheaper price. I have only managed to find them on Amazon, but there may be more places around that sell these bowls, and hopefully at a lower cost.
I am going to give this bowl a 4 out of 5 stars. I would give this bowl a 5 out of 5 stars, but the price lets it down a little bit, as it does nothing special and I do not think it warrants the high price tag. Recommended.