Product Type: Boots kids equipment
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Boots Weaning Spoons
Boots Baby Spoons
Member Name: k2705
Boots Baby Spoons
Advantages: Nice soft rubbery spoon
Disadvantages: None at all
Recently we have been starting Jayden on a few solids including baby rice and baby porridge in the mornings, he was bought a Tiny Tatty Teddy bowl and spoon set by my parents a while ago which he has been using for every meal, however we did find that the spoon that the set came with was a bit big for his mouth and he would end up with more food around his mouth rather than in it. Recently while I was stocking up on a few products in my local Boots I spotted the Boots Baby 4 Weaning Spoons, they were perfect for Jayden, they were much smaller and easier for him to get his mouth around so I decided to get him a pack to see if he would get on better with these whilst he was getting use to eating from a spoon.
The Boots Baby 4 Weaning Spoons come attached to a while and yellow card, at the top is the name of the product in pink and blue, next to it is the age that this product is suitable for written in white and blue inside a pink box, there is also information about the spoons just underneath it demonstrated with symbols. The rest of the front of the card is taken up wit the actual spoons, these are held in place with plastic which is moulded around the four spoons attached to the card. On the back of the card is all of the product information including information about the product, directions for use and warnings, this is all written in dark blue and easy and clear to read. To remove the spoons from the card you simply peel off the plastic and the spoons come away with it.
The Weaning Spoons
The Boots Weaning spoons are basically small spoons which are shaped to easily fit a baby's mouth, the handle is made from a blue plastic with the actual spoon end being made from a green rubbery material. The handles are curved and have ridges going down them making them easy to grip, they are also easy for a small child to hold and grip once your baby starts feeding themselves, the tip of the spoon as I have mentioned is rubbery, it is bendy and also has soft rounded edges, this is for you baby's comfort so that the edges do not rub your baby's mouth or gums which is especially important if their gums are a bit sore through teething, I also find the handles on the spoons are quite long in comparison to the small tips, this is useful as it means you can hold further down the handle whilst feeding your baby.
The tip of the spoon is much smaller than a regular spoon and is also much deeper, this makes it easier to keep the food on the spoon whilst your baby is trying to take it, feeding a baby solids for the first time is a messy process as they cannot actually take the food from the spoon to start with and you have to sort of scrape it into their mouths, the slightly higher edges on the spoon helps with this as the food does not slip over the edges, the slightly deeper spoon end again is handy for if you child is feeding themselves for the first time as it makes it easier for them to balance food on the spoon without spilling it. The Weaning Spoons are also dishwasher safe and microwave safe so keeping them clean and sterile should not be a problem.
Directions for Use
The directions for use include
* Wash the Weaning Spoons thoroughly in hot soapy water (or the top rack of a dishwasher) before using for the first time and after each use
* Do not use abrasive or solvent based cleaning products on the spoons as this may cause damage
* Store out of direct sunlight
* The spoons can be sterilised using any method
* The spoons can be used in a dishwasher or microwave but must not be used in a conventional oven.
The warnings appear on the back of the packaging and are standard for any type of baby feeding product, these include
* Always use this product with adult supervision
* Before each use inspect the product
* Throw away at the first sign of weakness or damage
* Always check food temperature before feeding
* Stir food well before giving it to your child
Price and Availability
Obviously the Weaning Spoons are only available in Boots as they are their own brand of product, the pack of 4 spoons cost just £1.99, I thought this was a good price for these as you get 4 spoons for that price and they are of an excellent quality.
I have used the Boots Weaning Spoons for a lot of Jayden's feeds now and have been very pleased with them, whilst I did like the spoon that came with the Tiny Tatty Teddy bowl at the moment it is a little bit big for Jayden's mouth, these spoons are an ideal shape and size for Jayden, they are much smaller and fit nicely into his mouth allowing him to easily take the food off of it, it also means more of the food goes into his mouth rather than around it, the soft rubber edges are more gentle on his gums which I am pleased about as he does have sore gums at the moment.
The spoons are easy to clean and maintain you can either just wash them with your regular washing up or sterilise them using the regular approved methods of sterilising, the spoons also appear to be strong despite their flexibility.
The Weaning Spoons are aged at babies from 4 months onwards, I think we will get a huge amount of use out of these as Jayden will also be able to use them when he starts to feed himself, the ridge and curved handles make holding them easy and means that they do not slip out of your little ones hand. I like the longer handles on the spoons as it means that whilst I am feeding Jayden I came keep my hands away from the food making feeding him less messy.
I would highly recommend the Boot Weaning Spoons as they are perfect for when you baby first starts eating solids, I will definitely buy some more of these in the future should I need more feeding spoons for Jayden.
Summary: An ideal spoon for introducing solids to your baby