At its best, the GyroBowl will assist toddlers with not spilling snacks. If you’re imagining being able to finally give your toddler soup and a spoon and not find a chunky fresh Campbell’s carpet, you’re dreaming the dream they’re advertising.
It’s a decent concept which will be foiled by your toddler time and again as you wonder how those kids in the commercials were so lucky. On the other hand, it will quite often prevent a spill you would otherwise be cleaning up after.
The idea is a good one, but by the time your kid is able to not accidentally flip the internal cup, chances are you could also trust them with another type of container.
We got ours for about $5 at a bargain shop, it’s been used a few times, but you start realizing that it’s really only good for car trips or when your toddler is going from place to place snacking.
In a car it will assist in keeping Cheerios from spilling out, unless your kid drops the bowl and in that case you’re probably going to see them everywhere. Carrying it from room to room the bowl’s so large in comparison to a toddler you’re probably going to whack into solids, which it will help some with.
Overall, I think the idea is good, but the problem is there are a limited number of situation that you might want to use this thing in.
There are also the claims – if it were marketed as “spill resistant mobile snack bowl,” I think it would be spot on and a product worth not nitpicking further, but the advertising on the package reads “The Kid-Proof Spill-Proof Bowl!” which it is not.
It also says “Open side up, no matter what” which if the thing were actually kid proof I might not have an issue with. One toddler hamfist can easily block the gyroscopic properties so they can dump it out.
Dropping the GyroBowl with apple sauce in it, you’ll see exactly how spill-proof it is.
So overall, want to give a kid a snack carrier that does a good job at keeping things in? GyroBowl is great. Do you want a kid-proof spill-proof bowl? GyroBowl is only kid-proof in that a kid probably can’t hurt themselves on it, and really debatable spill-proofness.
Good concept, good execution, exaggerated claims which lead to expectations that the GyroBowl doesn’t fulfill.
The GyroBowl Non Spill Snack Bowl is available from Amazon for $8.52.