Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I Won a Giveaway!

I recently won my first giveaway since entering the blogosphere. It is so exciting! Thanks Beth, at Happily Domestic for hosting this giveaway and choosing my entry.

Just yesterday, my "prize"  arrived: the Baby Dipper. We used it today and I am very pleased. It does as promised, doesn't slide around on the table, and is easy to use with one hand, with the food naturally collecting at the deeper corner of the triangular bowl. My hands were too messy while feeding Sweet Pea to take a picture of it in use, but here is a photo of the product with its package. My only complaint so far is that I wish it didn't have this type of plastic packaging. Overall, though, it seems like a neat product idea. Average had a few choice jokes about the shape and dimensions of the bowl being similar to a product for men, which I'm not going to repeat here, but the triangular shape and sloped bottom really make sense to me. Sweet Pea did more spoon and food grabbing than actual eating, as I expected, but I think I'm going to keep trying, offering her both finger foods and pureed foods every couple of days.

I have been thinking of hosting my own giveaway sometime soon. My initial thought was a BumGenius Organic diaper, since I have one that I love, and it exemplifies all of the positive traits of cloth diapering (ease, fit, environmentally friendly) besides price. This is one expensive diaper, but excellent if you can afford it. So, does anyone have any suggestions for a great giveaway item? And, advice about how to get a business to sponsor this giveaway for me? Do you have a product I could help you promote? Comment and let me know!


  1. Glad you got your Baby Dipper Bowl and are enjoying it. Give your daughter some time, she is still young she will most likely start self feeding with it by 12 months. :-)

    When I did my first giveaway I reviewed a product I already love (Haute Pocket OS diaper) and then purchased the winners diaper myself from Nicki's Diapers (because they offer free shipping on pocket diapers). It was an investment well made and pushed me in the right direction. I highly recommend doing the same as you will have better luck with companies once you have an example to show them. Hope this helps.

  2. Congrats on winning!! What kind of finger foods do you feed your little one?

  3. Thanks for the tip, Beth! I just might do the BG Organic... I'll have to think about it some more.

    Melissa - I have given my baby Barbara's Organic Breakfast Os (like Cheerios), small apple wedges, corn on the cob with most of the corn already eaten, and a few pieces of cooked veggies. That's all I can think of right now. She has her bottom teeth now and has pretty good hand-to-mouth control.