I promised myself when I set up the review section of this site that I would be truthful and I knew that sometimes that wouldn’t go down well. But at least I thought the parents who follow our blog would trust in our honesty.
With that in mind, when I first received the Spilly Spoon, I won’t lie, I thought to myself, why would I need a larger spoon to stop spillages when I have about 50 syringes in my drawer that do the job just perfectly.
That was until today. I’ve just spent the third night in a row up with my 23 month old who has become unusually clingy and grumpy. Every little thing seems to set him off. Yesterday I hung his coat on his peg at nursery. Apparently he wanted to do it himself, cue huge tantrum at 8am! Lovely. After that, at home time I tried to open the car door for him, another huge mistake! My usually placid and happy little man is asserting his independence and HAS to do EVERYTHING himself. Sigh.
After the third night of 3 hours sleep, today I decided to get him checked out at the doctors. Our GP took one look in his ear and prescribed amoxicillin for an ear infection. I obviously don’t want my little one to be poorly, but I don’t mind telling you that I am a little relieved that there is an explanation for the clinginess and general fractious behavior, rather than just the inevitable onset of ‘The Terrible Twos”
We got home with the children’s favorite ‘Banana Medicine’ the end is in sight! That is until, it comes to administering said medicine. I poured out the banana medicine onto the spoon, but our little man has other ideas. He wants to do it himself, fabulous. Straight down the top it goes. So I grab the nurofen syringe, again, I’m not allowed to help, but its too tricky for him to hold and push it in at the same time, time for the intervention again which doesn’t go down well. And then it suddenly came to me! ..
A few weeks ago I was sent a Spilly Spoon to try out but it’s been tucked away in a box as I’ve had no need to use it. I quickly grabbed it out the box, gave it a wash in the sink. I literally had just a minute to check out how to use it, but its fairly self explainitory, just pour into the tube the correct dosage up to the marker and hand it to tantrumming toddler. So that I did, and I take it all back. Today, this Spilly Spoon has saved my sanity! That and toddler independence has been restored!
Here’s the info about the Spilly Spoon:
- The Spilly Spoon is a non-spill medicine spoon with a caterpillar character theme that is both appealing and child friendly whilst still being practical for mums and dads
- The Spilly Spoon is designed to hold up to 10ml of liquid medicine and the spoon can be laid flat on a work surface, enabling you to pick up your child and administer the medicine.
- Medicine can be measured accurately on the calibrated section in measurements of 2.5ml, 5ml, 7.5ml, 10ml
- Dishwasher safe
- Steriliser safe
And here’s what Take it From Mummy Like about it:
- Encourages independence
- You can administer up to 10mls ..if you’re a fellow ‘clean freak’ you’ll agree with me on this: Take calpol for example, my 5 year old can now have 7.5mls dosages and usual syringes take 5mls meaning you have to give them 5mls, put the syringe into their mouth and then straight back into the bottle to get the extra 2.5 and adding some lovely germs straight into the bottle neck or medicine itself. The Spilly Spoon certainly eliminates that!
- It can be laid down flat on a surface without spilling. Come on, how many of you have tried to stand a syringe on its end to stop a sticky worktop?!
- I like the cute caterpillar design, I’ve definitely never seen a medicine spoon with such toddler appeal
So there we are, a little surprised , but we love it! So A big THANK YOU to Spilly Spoon for saving the day and to the wonderful Mummy behind it who has created a great invention!
Take It From Mummy has been scrolling for the best deal on Spilly Spoon’s and the best deal is below, from Amazon at £4.50, bargain!
Also available on Spilly Spoon’s website here