Introduce stage one pre-spoon (with raised textures) first so child can get acclimated to holding the utensil as they soothe their sore gums. They will love chewing on both sides because of the soft silicone!
Once your toddler shows signs of wanting to self-feed, pre-load the stage one GOOtensil with food and place it on their plate or in their hand. When ready for a larger amount of food, upgrade to stage two.
After the child is able to sit unassisted and hold their head up, utensils may be introduced. It is best to begin once they've expressed an interest in self-feeding. This can happen as early as 6 months, but most kids are truly ready to tackle utensils somewhere between 10 to 14 months.
A positive, rewarding experience encourages exploration and results in more positive feeding behaviors while a difficult, frustrating experience discourages the child and can lead to a variety of feeding challenges, including picky eating.
GOOtensils can be used with a range of foods from purees to soft foods, such as potatoes, yogurt, home blends, and oatmeal. The stage two can even be loaded with solids for the child to grab and eat.
Wrist rotation is a major motor skill that unlocks scooping and balancing, allowing a child to properly use a spoon. This usually occurs around their second birthday. Some signs that your child is ready to graduate to the spoon include scooping around the corners of a bowl and successfully maneuvering the spoon to the mouth with more food.
My son was constantly trying to take the spoon himself so I bought him these as recommend by several dietitians. He loves feeding himself with these and helps to get him to when teething makes it difficult.
Good price! These spoons are a blast for a teething baby who is trying to learn how to feed himself. Prepare for a whole lot of fun and mess!
Great for learning new textures before solids! My baby likes to hold it in their hand and self-feed- much better than a metal handle that could hurt their little mouth.
My son was not interested in regular baby spoons and was getting frustrated with eating (refusing to open his mouth). We tried the GOOtensils and he LOVES them! They have changed his entire attitude when it comes to eating. The spoons are amazing! Fantastic idea. Easy for them to hold, chew, flip around, etc. The spoon with the hole is great for mashing bigger chunks inside (banana, green beans, avocado) and letting them explore and figure out how to get it out. Love these!