I’ll be honest and admit that when Guyot Designs first sent me some ‘Squishy Bowls’ to review, I had no idea what to make of the little buggers. ‘Why would anyone want a Squishy Bowl?’ I wondered… ‘What is the point of these things?’ Then my baby turned six months old and we started him on solid foods, and the beauty of the Squishy was suddenly revealed to me.
Since I am making my own baby food, I needed a soft, small container out of which to feed my baby his mashed up avocados and bananas. And because my baby (like most babies) is very ‘active’ during the feeding process, (i.e. arms and legs going a mile a minute), a Squishy Bowl is the perfect thing for getting the job done in a clean and relaxed manner. Any regular plastic bowl would be flying through the air within seconds of my baby’s flailing arms making contact, but the Squishy Bowl has enough give to endure the wrath of my little guys fists.
Squishy Bowls seem like a lot of fun for bigger kids, and there are plenty more grown-up uses for Squishy Bowls as well. Sold at REI, and designed for mobility, Squishy Bowls are foldable, stashable, unbreakable, microwaveable, dishwasher safe and made from food-grade silicone. Keep one in your bag for any time that you need a cup or a bowl in a pinch. Silicone is one of the most inert and food-safe plastics out there, so even those of you who eye plastic food containers with suspicion can feel safe about eating out of these puppies.