Vital Baby Unbelievabowl Set, Assorted
Fantastic once you learn how to use it .... try reading the instructions!
I bought this bowl and I was very disappointed as it did not stick well. I didn't take the time to read the instructions as it looked so simple to use - just stick the sucker onto the table/high chair tray. I found that it stuck for just a few seconds but then it would come away. I had ordered it online and was a bit frustrated that I would have to pay to return it. It sat in my house, unused, for months. I then took it out of the box and had a look at it. I managed to get the bowl off the base and then, to my surprise, I saw a lift up handle which effectively makes the suction cup attach very firmly to the table and high chair tray. It is fantastic and my little girl can't get it off. I cant' believe I was such an idiot as I usually always read the instructions. I am going to handwash this bowl as I don't want the dishwasher to affect it's suction power. Highly recommended.
04 February 2012
Really worked for us...
Not sure what's going wrong for other reviewers- we used this product for my daughter for the entire time she was weaning- it stuck like glue to the plastic IKEA Antilop highchair tray (note- it is useless on anything but a smooth plastic surface though).
We had several extra bowls and yes, one of them was a little difficult to attach to the suction pod bit, but after a few uses it must have "worn in" as it was then fine. She wasn't able to detach it unless the surface of the highchair tray, or the suction pad of the product was wet/ greasey.
Sorry those of you it didn't work for, it worked brilliantly for us- recommended it to several friends too.
29 January 2012
Must be a SMOOTH flat service to make it stick
I read the other reviews and I was worried that they wouldn't stick but my plastic highchair tray is flat and smooth and the bases stick perfectly.
When you first get these the bowls are really hard to get on and off the base, but they loosen after a few times and I found washing them in the dishwasher helped to loosen them too.
I've been using these for 4 months now and my kids have only removed them from their highchairs twice.
If after a week or so they base becomes loose, I just clean the base and the tray, with a grease removing kitchen spray and it sticks again.
28 January 2012
Nice and colourful and good size but even the younger children have worked out how to undo it so there is no benefit.
27 January 2012
DO NOT BUY THIS
Total rubbish. Unbelievabowl but not in the positive sense. The suction is poor. My son can remove it from the table within seconds.
11 January 2012
Great for self feeder
This was purchased as a second bowl to supplement one we already had. I've used this for my daughter since she was about 9 months and we're still using it at 16 months. We have a plastic tray, so it sticks really well - will not work if there are dimples on the tray though. Once suctioned, it's pretty impossible to move (she's tried pulling/pushing it) so it's great as she's self feeding with a spoon. Occasionally if the base has been on for a while (a week or so), it just loses its grip and can be slid off the surface. Can be quite difficult to get the bowl off the base if it is no longer suctioned onto a surface. Good size.
Things that could have been better - would have been nice for lip of the bowl to curve in so that when spooning food up the side of the bowl ends up with the food on the spoon rather than over the edge of the bowl.
29 November 2011
This has to be the worst suction bowl I have ever bought. It comes in two parts, firstly you have to suction the base, when you have done this you then attach the bowl. The suction base seems to stick to the tray of the highchair, but then you put the bowl on and the whole thing falls off. If by a miracle the thing does stick with the bowl attached, my son can get it off within seconds. A complete waste of money.
07 November 2011
The base sticks well for about a minute, then comes off the table easily. Also, it is really difficult to remove the bowl from the base. This was a waste of money.
05 September 2011