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I originally purchased this Personalized Teddy Cutlery Set for my son several years ago when he was a baby and now am getting my daughter a set too. I've also given some as a gift but not with my children's names on obviously.
I remember paying approx £3.50 on offer the first time I got some and they haven't risen in price too much. I used my Studio (same as Ace) catalogue book to buy them which currently sell them at £4.99 on offer from £12.99. Amazon have them for £11-20.
This is a 3 piece stainless steel set comprising of a knife fork and spoon. Personalisation can be up to 11 letters long. When they arrived they had a small piece of ribbon tied around them and were in a lovely presentation box. I didn't know whether to use them or keep them boxed. I choose to let my son use them once he was ready for proper cutlery. I still have the knife and fork but the spoon has vanished to the place where lots of teaspoons, socks and pens vanish to, who knows where.
The cutlery is toddler size so roughly half the size of normal adult cutlery. Weight wise it is not heavy nor is it light! that sounds confusing but honestly it is in between, enough weight for a toddler to feel it in their hands and hold on to it but not too heavy that they will drop it. The knife isn't a sharp one, can you imagine the health and safety implications of that? Also the fork prongs aren't sharp on the end. The cutlery has a nice smooth finish to it and you can just feel the bumpy parts where the bear symbols are on each handle underneath the name inscription.
This set gives a toddler a bit more of their own independence using grown up style cutlery but still with the childish touch of having bears on them. At some stage all babies/ toddlers have to start learning to eat with proper cutlery, when the time is right you will decide when and how to do it. I personally let them get stuck in and learn where as my partner worries about the mess it makes lol. Remember kids copy and this is how they learn so mimicking how you use your own cutlery is how they will learn to use theirs.
My son doesn't use his now as uses real grown up cutlery so his will be going in his memory box when I eventually find the missing spoon.
These are a great gift idea at a good price and would be gratefully received by many parents I'm sure. Even a christening present makes a change from the usual.
I'm unsure if this are dishwasher safe but they have always cleaned up well with warm soapy water and are left nice and shiny afterwards.