Your child's journey to self-feeding begins with the introduction of finger foods and gradually progresses to the use of a spoon and of a fork.
Some parents are hesitant to introduce utensils into the feeding process of toddlers, as it can be a recipe for mess. There are ways to minimize the mess while helping your child master self-feeding techniques, including introducing the Fork&Spoon
Before we introduce the Fork&Spoon, let's see if your baby is ready for a spoon and fork
All children develop skills at their own pace. There is no set time or age for putting a spoon in your child's mouth. Your child's motor skills will determine the "right time", along with other factors including:
- your child's level of interest in eating independently
- How long has your child been eating solid foods?
In general, most children are ready to use a spoon around their first birthday. There are common behaviors you can observe that will let you know if your baby is ready to try a spoon, when they give that signal it's time to introduce the Fork&Spoon, which is completely silicone and won't hurt your baby or harm their gums
Choose the right utensils, choose the Fork&Spoon
The spoon of the Fork&Spoon is not heavy and the fork of the Fork&Spoon is not sharp, so you can use it safely.
The Fork&Spoon are sized and shaped appropriate for a child's hands, making the process easier. The Fork&Spoon have the chubby handle and the blunt fork tip.
Start by giving your child softer foods that they can easily boil in the Fork&Spoon. If your child has difficulty using the Fork&Spoon, load it up yourself and hand it over. In time, your child will understand and follow your example.
The Fork&Spoon is made of food-grade silicone, but is silicone safe for our baby?
The answer is yes, and for several reasons
EXPOSURE OF SILICONE TO HEAT AND GREASE
The FDA actually claims that food grade silicone is safe and does not react with other materials or release hazardous compounds when heated.
The Fork&Spoon is therefore not likely to harm the health of your baby because it contains NO siloxane that escapes when you put on it. hot food, in any case, you should also not put very hot food on the Fork&Spoon so as not to burn your baby
THE PURITY OF SILICONE
When choosing silicone products, be sure to choose 100% food grade silicone.
The Fork&Spoon is made of 100% food grade silicone, it is ideal for your baby
HAVE THEY BEEN TESTED AND DEEMED LEAD FREE?
The silicone of the Fork&Spoon has been lead tested since they are in different colors.