Wednesday, 21 November 2012

BecoThings Beco Baby/Toddler Feeding Set - Giveaway and Review

THIS COMPETITION GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED.

Having started Sophia’s Choice just over a month ago I really wasn’t anticipating being able to offer you competition giveaways in the run up to Christmas, let alone five of them. How wonderful to have made connections with some great companies who are doing their bit for organic, natural and eco-friendly baby products and who are happy to share the love and donate some lovely bits to our giveaway pot.


Our first offering is from the lovely people at BecoThings. I briefly mentioned these guys in my potty training post. They produce a fabulous eco-friendly, bio-degradable potty which you can plant in the garden when you have finished using it along with some seeds and watch them grow. Such a wonderful idea.

BecoThings also produce hangers made from recycled cardboard which bio-degrade, pet products (bowls, toys, cat litter etc), and baby/toddler products (potties, feeding sets and steps). All their products are made from eco-friendly, bio-degradable materials. Apart from the hangers, all other products are made from natural plant fibres. Approximately 80% of the material is made up of fibres from bamboo and rice husks. Rice husks are a by-product of rice production and as bamboo grows incredibly fast it can be sustainably grown and used. The BecoThings range of products are a replacement to plastic and are BPA Phthalate free.

Beco Feeding Set in Pink
We were given the opportunity to try out one of their feeding sets, which we are also giving away in our competition this week. For our sins we used plastic bowls and plates for Sophia when she was initially weaned and as we had them stored away they came out again for our youngest. However, I wanted to find a natural alternative which would be affordable, practical and look great. I think I may just have found one option for you.

The BecoThings feeding set is available in 3 colours; green, blue or pink. It contains a high sided plate, an easy grip slim design cup for little hands. This has a high curved rim which helps to reduce spills, and a shallower bowl than normal all in a fun, practical design.

So, were they up to the challenge of my 22 month old toddler? Let’s find out.

BecoThings Plate, Bowl and Cup

First impressions were that the set is really robust and well made. I’m not sure why but I expected the set to feel like firm rubber. It doesn’t. It is hard and if you knock it with your clenched fist you get a very satisfying rat ta tat tat sound from it ! Jess loved it straight away and was very excited by her new plate, cup and bowl. As soon as it appeared at tea time the cup was scooped up and I was very impressed with the ease with which she handled it. Very confident handling indeed . Because the design is slim and not round, Jess was able to get both her hands around it easily. My husband was a bit dubious that because of its design it may be prone to getting knocked over easily, but so far this hasn’t been an issue.


The plate is a great size; one that your 6 month old baby can grow with into their younger child years. It has high sides allowing them to scoop the food off the plate onto a spoon easily and independently. The bowl is a little shallower than I was expecting but it works. It is deep enough for cereal, soup, casserole etc, but shallow enough to let your little one see the contents they are eating. Many bowls are too deep, meaning your child has too lean over it to see what’s lurking inside!

Our set has been washed up and been in the dishwasher several times. I forgot to let hubby know that it was only dishwasher safe on the top shelf, so the plate and bowl ended up going through a cycle on the bottom shelf and I’m pleased to say they survived ! Phew.

Our BecoThings Set in action

One idea that my husband and I had was that this feeding set would make a great alternative to melamine for the kids in our caravan. We currently have melamine plates, bowls, cups etc for us all but this feeding set would work really well for the girls instead. Maybe BecoThings could look into making an adult range for camping and caravaning too. Everything has to be light weight in the caravan so the plant fibre material used in BecoThings products would lend itself well to this. Worth a thought don’t you think? Maybe a new product line for you ;0)


As previously mentioned the BecoThings products (except the hangers) are BPA Phthalate free but what does that mean? Phthalates are the chemicals used in plastic and help to make the plastic pliable for example with rubber toys like rubber ducks. BPA means Bisephenol.  It is a chemical used in plastics and is often made into baby bottles, sippy cups and water bottles. It is not a problem until heated. The chemical can then leak into the liquid and therefore be ingested by your little one. Thankfully, more manufacturers are now making products that are BPA Phthalate free.

So there you are. A great alternative to the usual plastic offerings we normally find lining the shelves of supermarkets and shops. I really rate this feeding set and will be investing in another one. They are reasonably priced at £11.99 per set. I think that’s a great price given that its eco-friendly too.

Our Fab Competition Giveaway - A Beco Feeding Set in Blue


We have a lovely blue feeding set to give away in our competition this week. Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter and follow the instructions to be in with a chance of winning. This competition is open to UK and European residents only. The winner will be announced next Wednesday 28th November. Good luck !



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You can find out more about the products BecoThings make by visiting their website: www.becothings.com or on their Facebook page or via Twitter: @BecoThings.



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This competition is now closed. 

The winner is Helen Barrance. Congratulations. I hope you enjoy your Beco Feeding set.




a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclaimer: Having approached BecoThings about their products and whether they would like to be involved in our competition giveaway, I was given a Pink Beco Feeding Set free of charge (in addition to the one given for the competition giveaway) so I was able to review the product properly. The views given are my own personal views and no one elses.





10 comments:

  1. Just testing out that everything is working ! :0)

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  2. I want to win it so I don't have to buy another one ! Seriously though, I'm just helping out to correct the one gremlin in the competition. all fixed now :0)

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  3. I worry about using plastic for my children's eating implements. This set would solve those worries for me.

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    1. Thanks for entering the competition Pippa and Good Luck. I agree plastic is a big worry. This set really is great. My hubby keeps raving about it too, which believe me says a lot ;0

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  4. i would like to win this set for my baby grandson he's 5 months old and is getting ready to start food soon.He's being brought up vegan and eco friendly so this would be perfect for him.

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    1. Sounds like this set would be ideal for your grandson Helen. Good luck :0)

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  5. I'd love to win a set as my LO has just started weaning, so it would be perfect for him!

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    1. It seems a long while since my youngest LO started her weaning journey - it's always an eventful time. Ours began with mashed banana ! ;0) Thanks for entering.

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  6. We are just starting to wean so this would be amazing for rocky!

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    1. Such an exciting time Alice :0) Messy but fun. Good luck & thanks for entering.

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