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Thursday 9 April 2015

52 Weeks: Week 14

Week 14: Doing the dishes

This post is sponsored by Boon. All opinions are my own.

When I was a kid I used to love washing the dishes. I hated drying them, but washing felt like such a grown up thing to do. Plus with all those bubbles it was fun! My brother and I used to fight over who got to wash the dishes. Of course, now washing the dishes is like the worst chore ever. But that's ok because I have a dishwasher. And two little helpers who are desperate to wash the dishes.

Isn't it funny how kids all seem to love cleaning? Ava and Lola always jump at the chance of doing a little sweeping, cleaning mirrors and windows, scrubbing the bath tub, loading the washing machine, unpacking the dishwasher, and cleaning chairs and tables. Tidying up their room and packing away toys is a completely different story, but anything that comes under "cleaning" rather than "tidying" they're all over. Washing the dishes is always at the top of their list of cleaning fun but seeing as most things just go in the dishwasher there's nothing much for them to wash. That said, we do go through an awful lot of sippy cups and cups in our home each day and I could probably halve the frequency that the dishwasher is run if the girls just washed their cups and reused them rather than putting them in the dishwasher after one drink.

So when Boon released their new SUDS bottle washer I knew it would be a perfect addition to our kitchen. The girls can clean their cups thoroughly and reuse them throughout the day without having to fill the sink with soapy water. Perfect. The girls cut down on the number of cups being used, the dishwasher is run less often and they get to help out with one of their favorite cleaning jobs. Plus it's loads of fun to use!

Just a few drops of dishwashing liquid and a little water is all this bottle washer needs to be ready for use. Then just stick your bottle, cup or whatever else you're cleaning on the top and pump it up and down. Easy! The bristles spin and soapy water squirts out of the top - just like a glass cleaner used in bars.

Ava and Lola both really enjoy washing their cups with the SUDS bottle washer. I mean, it IS fun to use. It spins. It squirts water. There are bubbles. It's also pretty easy to use which makes it fantastic for the kids.

We've discovered that the SUDS is also pretty good for cleaning some of our other regularly used kid items. Mathilde likes to eat out of squeezy pouches so she regularly has lunch out of a refillable pouch. These can be washed in the dishwasher but they often come out with little bits of food stuck in the corners. With a little bit of maneuvering while cleaning they can easily be cleaned on the SUDS bottle washer instead. The kids think it's hilarious when water shoots out of the spout! Reusable sandwich and snack bags are also easy to clean with the SUDS bottle washer. We then dry everything on our Boon Patch drying rack which is just there perfect size for our little kitchen (there are bigger sizes available too).

While Ava and Lola cleaned cups, food pouches and snack bags Mathilde decided to clean a frying pan on the floor! She was desperate to help her big sisters at the sink but couldn't reach.


The Boon SUDS bottle washer works with most baby bottles and sippy cups. It is BPA, PVA and Pthalate free, and is top-rack dishwasher safe.

You can pick up a SUDS bottle washer from Target and online at target.com for $22.99.


  1. Where is your stool from that Mathilde is standing on?

    1. It's from West Elm. You can find it here: http://www.westelm.com/products/mrk-universal-expert-step-up-storage-stool-h596/?pkey=claundry-storage%7C%7C&cm_src=laundry-storage||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-

      We've also got the matching shoe rack which is like a bigger version with an extra shelf.


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