When it’s too soon to spoon, it’s the perfect time for NumNum.
Designed for use with purees and other food blends, a NumNum GOOtensil™ is a pre-spoon that makes self-feeding easier for little ones just starting utensils. Unlike a spoon, the head is flat, so there's no scooping, no balancing, and no wrong way to hold it!
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Stage One & Stage Two Pre-Spoons.
5.1” x 1.2” x 3.9”
FDA-grade TPE &
Meets all safety requirements for the U.S, and the E.U. Contains no PVC, BPA or Phthalates.
When to use
To safely use a utensil, a child must be able to sit unassisted and hold their head up. After which, experts recommend introducing a utensil when the child expresses an interest. This can happen as early as 6 months, but most kids are truly ready to tackle utensils somewhere between 10 and 14 months.
GOOtensils can be used with a range of foods, including baby food, home blends, oatmeal, yogurt, mashed solids and more. We share recipes on our social media often!
How to use
Introduce stage one pre-spoon (with raised textures) first so child can soothe their sore gums as they are getting acclimated to holding the utensil. Once the child has learned the basic food-to-mouth motion, the stage two pre-spoon, which holds more food, can be used interchangeably for thicker foods.
When to transition to a spoon
Most children get wrist rotation around their second birthday. Wrist rotation unlocks scooping and balancing, allowing the child to properly use a spoon. Some signs that wrist rotation has set in include scooping around the corners of the bowl and successfully maneuvering the spoon to the mouth with more food. If these signs are present, congratulations, your child is ready to graduate to the spoon!
What the Experts Say:
“Giving a child the right tools to begin their self-feeding journey is vital totheir feeding development. Ease frustration and create independent feeding skills with GOOtensils!” - Feeding Specialist Melanie Potock, MA, CCC-SLPand Author of Adventures in Veggieland
What Customers are Saying
“The perfect self-feeding teaching tool! I loved this for my independent feeder, who now feeds herself.”
“Perfect for kids learning to eat. It lets my baby have her independence and builds skills of hand eye coordination, and cuts down on mess considerably. She can actually get food in her mouth! I get these for all my friends having babies and they always thank me!”