(as of Apr 22,2021 17:45:50 UTC – Details)
How To Start the Self Feeding Journey
Introduce as a Teether
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!
Help them Succeed
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.
Watch the Magic Happen
GOOtensils make learning to self-feed fun and frustration-free. There is no wrong way to hold it, so all they have to do is dip and eat! Designed with a thicker, contoured handle to comfortably fit a child’s hand.
As Early as 6 Months
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.
Purees, Soft Foods, or Pre-Loaded Solids!
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 Development
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.
UNIQUELY DESIGNED BABY TRAINING SPOONS (FIRST STAGE + SECOND STAGE) – Dual-stage baby + toddler utensil set includes: Stage One GOOtensil for beginners + Stage Two GOOtensil for kids who have learned the food-to-mouth motion. Help prepare your baby to easily transition from introduction to a utensil to being ready for a spoon with one set.
PERFECT FOR ALL TYPES OF FOOD – Designed to work great with purees (first stage spoon) and soft or solid foods (second stage spoon). Can be used in a variety of ways from traditional weaning infant foods to Baby Led Weaning solids and pre-loading. Stage One GOOtensil for beginners acts as a great mealtime teether spoon to soothe sore gums!
NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS – NumNum Gootensils are 100% BPA, PVC and Phthalates Free. Made from highest quality FDA-grade silicone. Meets all safety requirements for the U.S and the E.U. Dishwasher safe and easy to clean! **DO NOT MICROWAVE OR STEAM STERILIZE**
#1 DOCTOR RECOMMENDED BABY LED WEANING SPOON – Leading choice of pediatric feeding therapists, occupational therapists and speech language pathologists. NumNum GOOtensils are rigid, like the toddler spoon they will eventually transition to, with a thicker handle and shorter length, making them easier for child to maneuver. Beware of other baby spoons that are floppy and overly flexible, which makes it more difficult for a child with limited skills.