Product Type: Tesco kids equipment
Newest Review: ... are red and yellow as that'll probably be the colours you get too - there isn't much variety in the Tesco Value bowl range! I got three of... more
Who said babies are expensive?
Tesco Value Bowls
Member Name: chrisandmark
Tesco Value Bowls
Advantages: A brilliant price for such an essential product
Disadvantages: Not the best quality, as you'd imagine!
When David started weaning I had a fabbie mini blender that had a built in baby feeding pot, I didn't need to buy any bowls for him until he was around twelve months old and eating lumpier food that didn't need blending. Even then I didn't set out to buy him specific bowls - he ended up with Tesco Value bowls by default, after I bought them for a party and realised they'd be perfect now he was out of the blender phase.
They cost me, ahem, 50p for six bowls although the usual price is £1, which I think is still amazingly cheap. They're not character endorsed and don't feel as smooth in my hand as a Tommee Tippee bowl, but at such a bargainous price who cares?! At nineteen months old David couldn't care less if his bowl features Peppa Pig or not, he isn't bothered about the thin plastic or the fact that they're a pretty uncomfortable shape to hold - as long as the food keeps coming his way I doubt he really gives a damn what it's served in!
The bowls are the perfect size for a very little persons dinner; they were too small for the party food (other than one that was used for a garlic mayo dip) but up to now have been ideal for David-sized portions of food, I say up to now as unfortunately in the past week his appetite has outgrown the capacity of bowls. I'd fed him from one of our much larger cereal bowls and noticed that he ate a much bigger piece of cheese and potato pie than usual, what he ate that day visibly wouldn't have fitted inside one of these Value bowls so I realised I needed to switch. I still use them on the day David has pudding as obviously he'll only have a very small amount of sweet food, or sometimes if I flavour some natural yogurt with fruit I'll tip it into one of these bowls. Or another bowl, whatever is to hand really!
It shouldn't affect your purchase decision too much if I tell you my bowls are red and yellow as that'll probably be the colours you get too - there isn't much variety in the Tesco Value bowl range! I got three of each colour and although neither are particularly inspired shades they're not gender specific in the slightest, making these mega cheap bowls suitable for just about anyone.
The only complaint I have about the bowls is that the bottoms are incredibly slippy, I've learned (through several messy accidents) to keep one hand on the bowl as I'm serving food into it as the slightest knock with a ladle will have the bowl skidding across the worktop. The same is true when David attempts to feed himself, the bowl slides across his highchair tray every time he dips his spoon into it which he finds both frustrating and amusing in equal measure.
I recommend these for the price. They're throwaway bowls, they've lasted pretty well but this is with irregular use - the one my older daughter claimed for herself (and 'named' with nail varnish on the bottom) was used daily and although the soup she likes stained the plastic the actual dish itself survived for a good five months. Considering the plastic is extremely thin this is very impressive, we do our washing up by hand so I'm unsure whether they're dishwasher safe but cleaning them in the bowl is no problem at all - just make sure you rinse them thoroughly as something about this plastic retains both the scent and taste of washing up liquid.
Summary: A great set of baby feeding bowls - why pay more really?