Last Updated: Feb 11, 2021 @ 4:16 pm.

We tested a dozen different suction bowls for babies and toddlers, judging them on how easy they were to clean and use. We also tried out those new gyro bowls for snacks that promise no spills. Here are the best bets.

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Best Suction Bowl

The Champ of Baby Bowls
We loved these easy to clean suction bowls, with bright colors and quick-release tabs. Dishwasher and microwave safe—but they can't be sterilized.

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Best Suction Bowl: Munchkin Stay Put Suction Bowl

Munchkin has won several our test challenges in baby feeding utensils—and they topped the competition here as well. We liked Munchkin’s Stay Put bowls for babies and toddlers best among the different suction bowls we tried. Yes, we gathered actual toddlers in high chairs and put these bowls to the test!

Here’s why this pick out flanked the competition:

What We Liked

• 3 bowls in different sizes. We liked the bright colors, which made for nice pictures for those oh-so-cute baby feeding moments.

• Suction base with release tab—and they actually stuck! Surprisingly, many suction bowls fail at the suction thing.

• Microwave safe. 

• Stackable. We also liked the little heart at the bottom of the bowl—nice touch.

• Dishwasher safe (top rack).

What Needs Work

• Can’t be sterilized.

• Doesn’t suction to all surfaces. When it came to different surfaces, Munchkin’s Stay Put bowls sometimes stayed put . . .  and sometimes not. To be fair, this is a problem with all suction bowls. One tip: use a bit of moisture on the seal before you adhere the bowl to a surface.

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Best Suction Bowl Silicone

Phthalate-free, lead-free, BPA free
Silicone bowl and spoon works well, going from refrigerator to microwave . . . and even the oven! Loved the spoon and bowl, but we wish the suction was better. It may be worth the trade-off to try silicone baby dishes.

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Best Suction Bowl Silicone: Bumkins Suction Silicone Baby Feeding Set

Now for something different—a baby feeding set (suction bowl plus spoon) made of silicone. We thought this worked well, in our tests with actual babies! Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Freezer to microwave. That’s an advantage of silicone: it can go from refrigerator to microwave or oven (up to 375 degrees).

• BPA-free, PVC-free, phthalate-free and lead-free.

• Works well with soft foods.

• Dishwasher safe.

• Durable and affordable.

• Dual use spoon: one end works for purees and the other for solid food.

What’s Needs Work

• Suction could be better. 

• Odors. Silicone is a great material, but it does have one drawback: it can retain odors of food. Even after washing, there may be residual odors.

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Best Suction Bowl & Lid

Instagram ready
We loved these bright suction bowls with snap-on lids, which were stackable and dishwasher safe. Easy to clean!

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Best Gyro Bowl: Magic Bowl 360 Degree Rotation Gyro Bowl

And now for something different.  What if you combined a baby bowl and a gyroscope—the inner bowl with snacks spins and rotates 360 degrees, keeping the contents inside. We tried out a few different gyro bowls and thought Magic Bowl’s version was best. Here’s why:

What We Liked

 Fun! Who says toddler feeding utensils should be boring?

• Bright colors = great for pictures.

• BPA free.

• Dishwasher safe.

What Needs Work

• Not microwave safe.

• Not completely spill proof. Yes, these bowls prevent accidental spills—but that doesn’t mean a toddler can’t figure out how to empty it!

• Food can get stuck between inner bowl and outer shell.

• If dropped, parts can separate. 

• Pricey.

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Best Gyro Bowl

Fun! Clever! Spins!
This gyro bowl was a hit with testers, who loved the spinning gyroscope snack holder. While dishwasher safe, you can't microwave them however.

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Best Suction Bowl With Lid: Babie B Baby Bowls for Toddlers and Infants

Experienced parent truth: toddlers eat when they want to eat. Not necessarily the same time you want them to eat!

Suction bowls with lids are great so you can store that meal in the fridge for a snack. Surprisingly, this is somewhat a rare combo—we found quite a few suction bowls and other regular bowls with lids. But when it came to suction bowls WITH lids, there were just a few choices. Among those, we thought Babie B Baby’s bowls were the best bet.

Here’s more:

What We Liked

• 3 bowls, 3 different sizes. They are stackable!

• Snap on lids and colorful hues.

• BPA and phthalate free.

• Dishwasher safe in upper rack, although manufacturers says hand washing is recommended.

What’s Needs Work

• Don’t stick to all surfaces. That is true for all suction bowls we tested, however. Try adding a bit of moisture to get a seal on tougher surfaces.

• Pricey. 

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