The Gyro Bowl is a child proof bowl that was introduced in late 2010. It is made so that the “bowl” spins freely of the “handles”. This makes it so that as the bowl is turned, shaken, twirled and so forth the contents will not spill. This is a very clever design that actually works. Here is a video that I found that shows how it works:
My son is pretty mellow compared to my daughter. So, obviously he wasn’t able to get anything to spill out of the Gyro Bowl. Most of the time when he is ready to eat that is his only focus. Eating, not playing. This could also be because he enjoys eating too much to let any of the food waste!
My daughter on the other hand is a whirlwind of destruction running through the house! She was able to cause a slight spill one time. But she was intentionally trying to do that. She was shaking the Gyro Bowl harder than what children would normally anyway.
The construction is pretty sturdy also. It is on par with other children’s bowls. It will not take a beating from a baseball bat, but is much sturdier than I expected. The handles are solid and large enough for a comfortable grip for children of all sizes. (Yes, I had to give it a try!) The handles also are easy to keep a good grasp on.
Now, the Gyro Bowl is not intended for liquids. I was hoping, but that is just not going to happen. But, it will hold dry cereal, chips, puffs and so forth in place without issue at all. If there is ever a device that will hold liquids in place without spilling that would simply be amazing!
The Gyro Bowl is also fun for my children. They actually don’t mind using it at all. My daughter has a pink bowl that she has used forever and would not use anything else until this came along! My son like the way it spins and is mesmerized by it. Needless to say I will be getting more.
The price is not bad either. Right now you can order the Gyro Bowl online for $14.95 and it is buy one, get one free. Not a bad price considering what you get and how it can be used. I definitely recommend the Gyro Bowl to anyone with children. It has greatly increased the lifespan of my carpet and car’s interior!
Jim G: A fun little contraption for kids. We bought a gyro bowl for our 1 year old a month ago as a gift, and we just finished ordering another one for a friend and her toddler. We have found it to be easy for our kid to hang on to it while he’s snacking in the car. The lid included with the bowl is a feature that comes in handy more often than you think it will, especially for when you are on the go. Just be ready to clean the inner and outer bowls. It’s not too much of a hassle, but it’s helpful if you are aware of this before you put anything in the bowl that would potentially be too messy to clean up if it gets in between the two bowls. If things do get really messy, you can always take the bowls apart and clean them separately, then put them back together. Overall, the gyro bowl is worth the order price in my opinion.
Rachel: My hubby and I bought the gyro bowl originally for our 14 month old toddler. Once the bowl arrived in the mail, our little girl’s dad probably got more of a kick out of it than she did. When dad finally let her play with it, she loved it. She always seems to have it around her now. We have found it works terrifically for cheerios and other cereals.
Jerrlyn: I got this gyro bowl as a gift on my first Mother’s Day as a mom from a thoughtful friend. She ordered it and had it shipped directly to my house. The bowl arrived inside its original box which was inside a much larger box. I think the extra space inside that box is what caused there to be a few dents on the inner box. But the bowl itself was in perfect condition. I love the bowl and I think the concept is great. Liquids seriously should not be used in the bowl if you’re worried about spills. The gyro bowl so far works fantastically for dry foods, but once you put any liquid in there and shake it around, messiness is inevitable. However, just like any other ordinary bowl, you can put liquids in there if you aren’t anticipating you or your toddler tipping or spilling it. Yes, the bowl is spill resistant, but it isn’t magic. It’s a fun little gizmo that is worth the sticker price. My kid loves it, and I have even played with it a few times already.