Product Type: Avent kids equipment
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Avent Weaning Spoons - A bit expensive
Avent Weaning Spoons
Member Name: maxwell_star
Avent Weaning Spoons
Advantages: look nice, easy to hold, good size and softness, bpa free, long, don't stain
Disadvantages: Tip over easily, expensive
- Why I Bought -
We have quite a few plastic weaning spoons as towards the end of my pregnancy there was a 3 for 2 baby event at Boots. I went a little crazy and decided to stock up on lots of weaning equipment, even though we wouldn't need it for months. We ended up with a wide selection of spoons from different brands, including a set Philips Avent Weaning Spoons. I have purchased a lot of items from this brand as I think they are always good quality.
- The Spoons -
The spoons are BPA free and are made of a hard white plastic with softer orange rubber for the bowl of the spoon and down the back of the handle. The spoon measures 15.5cm in length and is one of the longer spoons in our varied collection. The spoon is quite thick at the end of the handle but it tapers in toward the bowl of the spoon. There is a little picture of a rabbit on the handle along with the Avent brand name. The spoon feels light to hold. I'm not sure how many spoons came in the pack I purchased as we also received a couple free with Boots weaning kits but I can see they usually sell in packs of two. We seem to have five in total. I think these spoons look quite cool and modern. They also look practical.
- Weaning -
Even though these were recommended from six month I started using these when we were weaning my son at five months old. I found the bowl of the spoon to be slightly smaller and shallower than some of our other spoons so it was perfect for my son's mouth and easy to eat from. Other brands we had a deeper bowl which was too challenging at the start of the weaning process. The size of the spoon head is smaller than a tea spoon. The soft rubber is gentle on baby's delicate gums. The only thing I am not so keen about with these spoons is that they are rather heavy at the end of the handle compared to the other end of the spoon. This means they can tip out of the bowl too easily creating quite a mess as food usually ends up on the floor. The length of the spoon is good and it is easy for me to hold. I have mostly homemade baby food but on the rare occasions that we have used a jar I have found that this spoon fits into the jar fine and gets to the bottom of the jar easier than other spoons we have. As my son has progressed into thicker, lumpier food I have found that the spoon can still hold a reasonable amount, but perhaps not quite as well as some of the spoons with a deeper bowl.
- Self feeding -
Recently we have let my son have a go at feeding himself. He is able to grip onto these spoons quite easily as the thick bottom heavy handle is perfect for his little hands to grip onto. They are light so he finds it reasonably easy to bring it to his mouth.
- Cleaning -
These spoons are dishwasher and steriliser safe and I have had no problems washing them at all. The advantage of these spoons over all the others is that they haven't become stained and still look good as new. This is because the worst staining foods are orange in colour! The rubber tips of our other spoons are all stained with sweet potato, carrot and butternut squash but these spoons were already orange!
- Price and Availability -
A pack of two of these spoons currently costs £4.43 on Amazon or £4.50 in Boots and Asda. I think these are quite over priced as there are many brands that sell a pack of six spoons for that price.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would recommend these spoons as I think they look nice, are easy to hold for me and baby, they are a good size and softness for weaning as well as being suitable for self feeding, they are BPA free, they are a good length and they don't stain like other spoons. It is a shame that they are rather heavy at one end causing them to tip out of the bowl easily. I think they are over priced so perhaps only worth buying if there is a good offer.
Summary: Spoons with many pros but a couple of cons
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