“ Manufacturer: Asda / Type: Eating & Drinking „
While weaning my baby I seemed to go through spoons like nobodys business as they always got lost! After buying a number of the Tommee Tippee spoons I decided to try a cheaper brand spoon to top up my collection!
While in Asda I noticed they did the little angel brand of spoons which is Asda's own brand. I had used the little angel wipes and nappies and was impressed by their quality and so thought I would give these spoons a try. For a pack of 6 I paid just under £3, which I didnt think was too bad value.
Too look at the spoons are quite funky. They either did a purple and lilac version or lime green and blue. I had the lime green version as I had a little boy. I liked that they were bright colours as it made it more interesting for my little boy who was more keen to hold these because of their colours! They are quite chunky spoons and have a hard plastic handle with a rubber grip which makes it even easier for your baby to hold onto the spoon. The bowl of the spoon is soft, in fact very soft! It's good for the fact that it won't harm your babies gums at all but I found it difficult in actually scooping the food onto the spoon as it almost folded up on itself! I also found that the bowl of the spoon was quite shallow and so you could only scoop tiny amounts of food on to them.
They are nice and easy to keep clean though which I did like and also found they were quite stain resistant to baby foods as my Tommee Tippee ones were all dyed an orange colour from the baby foods.
I think these are ideal spoons if you have just started weaning your baby but if your in the later stages of it like I was then I don't think they are very good for this as there just too small and too bendy!!
When the time came to start weaning my little girl I wasn't sure what the best type of spoon to use and I had been given several free samples, all of which seemed to be quite hard. This didn't seem ideal really as the transition from bottle to food is bad enough for children without them having a hard spoon shoved in their mouths!!
I hadn't previously bought anything from the Little Angels range at Asda, but spotting these bright colourful spoonsI decided to give them a try. The spoons are soft tipped but have a hard plastic handle with a rubber grip on to make holding the spoon much easier for baby. Surprisingly the spoons are extremely light, I say surprisingly as they are quite chunky spoons and having rubber on them I thought they would be heavier than they are.
I purchased the lilac and pink version of the spoons, but they also come in a lime green and blue colour - having a girl I thought I would go for the first option. The bowl of the spoon is very soft and flexible so there is no danger of it hurting your baby's soft gums, and it is a nice oval shape so will fit into their mouths just right!
The spoons are recommended for use from three months+ so they are suitable for the beginning of the weaning process. Initially I used them for feeding my daughter baby rice and pureed fruit and I found them to be ideal for the job! However this is really all these spoons are good for, as when my daughter got older and started having more foods I had to change to a different kind as they are too soft to pick up lumps of food. It is extremely easy to clean these spoons, the dirt (well baby food) seems to just drop off them although they do get stained easily with the various baby foods but this isn't a fault of the spoons.
A pack of these weaning spoons costs just £2.40, and this is for six spoons so I think that is a really good price even though we didn't use them for a long period of time.
My daughter enjoyed trying to feed herself from a young age, and with these spoons being so soft I was happy to let her play with them and try with a small amount of food (the remainder of a jar usually). I would recommend these spoons for the very first stages of weaning, but then suggest you get some stronger spoons when weaning progresses.
I give them four stars! Thank you for reading my review :)
I bought these when I weaned my youngest daughter; it was just another one of those impulse buys at a time when you think you need everything on the shelf if it has anything to with babies. The spoons I had used with my eldest daughter were a bit chewed so I thought I would get fresh ones second time round.
The packet describes them as 'Soft-tipped spoons' which I thought would be good, gentle on my daughter's mouth. I didn't expect them to be floppy.
The handle is long and made from solid rubbery plastic which is good and allows you or your child to have a good grip. But then the spoon part is extremely soft, I know they like to design things with your child's comfort in mind, but I think they just went a bit too far with this spoon. There is a lot of give in the spoon and if you are trying to scrape the remains of a yoghurt or some other sloppy food from the bottom of a bowl or pot, the spoon just bends and makes it practically impossible to lever anything onto it. What's even worse is that if your child is on lumpy food, or normal food, it is nigh on impossible to get anything lumpy or heavy onto the actual spoon because it just gives way.
Needless to say, I persevered for a week or two with these, and then slung them in the bin. They were totally pointless, and I went back to using the chewed up ones that I already had, and I am still using them now!
My advice is, don't bother.
But if you would like to try them, you can find them in Asda for £2.24 for a packet of 6.