The innovative design of the b.box Sippy Cup and Travel Bib makes them the perfect travel companions for any parents on the go. What better way to see if these products are up to the baby test than putting them through some rigorous testing. We teamed up with 2 of our trusted parent testers, Emma Gray and Ann Noe to find out more. Keep reading to find out what they thought of the b.box Sippy Cup and Travel Bib…
Parent Tester 1: Anne Noe
We had the sippy cup and the travel bib for about a month now and have had plenty of opportunities to use it. Overall, we are very happy and satisfied with it. Both are of high quality and very stylish, which is important to me as a mum. They are colourful, but not over the top and the design is cute, yet stylish.
The parcel arrived super quick and in great condition. I was pleasantly surprised that it came in a paper bag - great for the environment! Both items were in great condition and my son and I were both curious to try them out.
The sippy cup is fantastic! It looks great, is BPA free and doesn't leak at all. Also, the lid is on firmly enough, so that it does not open by accident while being carried around in the bag. It seems easy for him to hold and I like that I can leave the cup with him in the car and if we are on longer drives and he feels thirsty he can grab it and drink from it and I know he'll manage it by himself due to the great idea with the weighted straw.
If there is any negative side to this is that I noticed a couple of times the straw weight doesn't fall down if the bottle is upside down, but because my son is older this wasn't a problem for us - he just shook it until it moved. However, it might be a bit of a nuisance for younger babies, which is why I thought it's worth mentioning. It's also great that the cup is dishwasher safe and after being washed several times by now still looks good as new.
The travel bib is really great and useful. It folds up and the spoon that comes with it can be stored in the little pocket as well. This way I have everything at hand when I need it. It protects the clothes and I don't feel the need for stripping him off his shirts prior to him feeding himself. He clearly liked feeding himself with the spoon, which is very soft, yet sturdy enough for him to scoop his food onto it. After using it, the bib wipes down clean nicely and I wash the spoon and put both back into my handbag for our next adventure.
We will be going on a holiday in three weeks and all products will definitely be joining us, as they are super useful, great quality and very handy.
Parent tester 2: Emma Gray
We were thrilled to be chosen to test the b.box Travel Bib and Sippy Cup as our 6-month old had just started baby-led weaning, and we had quickly discovered that you can never have too many bibs! They arrived in a brown paper bag without too much packaging, which is always nice to see. The products look fantastic, and the designs and bright colours mean they are easy to find in the bottomless pit which is my changing bag.
The bib is designed as a travel bib, which means it can be folded up and popped into your bag, and any lingering crumbs can be zipped away. There is also a handy strap which you could attach to the pushchair if you wanted to. The travel bib is a good size, our petite baby wore it on the smallest popper with plenty of growing room, and there are 3 poppers in total so I expect her to be able to use this for a long time. The pocket at the front of the bib does look on the small side, but it managed to catch nearly all the food, much to the disappointment of our two dogs.
Cleaning it was a breeze, I just used warm soapy water and even dried-on lasagne wiped off with ease. It seemed to dry fairly quickly too. It comes with a spoon which can fit inside the pocket of the bib. It is easy to grip, and is dishwasher-safe.
The sippy cup has a weighted straw, which means your baby can drink from it at any angle. The straw itself is quite thin, and my baby is still learning how to use it properly, but it’s the first cup that she has been able to easily hold by the handles. She loves waving it around, and it hasn’t leaked yet. The lid flips down to secure the straw for travel, and also appears to be leakproof. It is dishwasher-safe, though I would have liked to see more instructions with it, as I ended up having to look online to find out how to take it apart to give the straw a thorough clean.
Overall, we were really impressed by these two products from b.box. They are not cheap, but are good quality and I think they would make a lovely gift. I have already looked to see what else Natural Baby Shower stock from this range.