“ Brand: Tommee Tippee / Type: Baby Bowls & Cutlery „
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I purchased these three Tommee Tippee weaning spoons from Tesco during a baby event when I was around 25 weeks pregnant. Finally, I've gotten round to using them the past few months! They cost me around £2 but retail usually at around £4. You get three per pack. The idea is that the spoon changes colour when the food is hot. It is usually red, orange if warm and yellow if hot.
To be honest I haven't found them that useful for early stage weaning, I much prefer the Tommee Tipee basic spoons as they seem to go in my little one's mouth better. These spoons seem to have a deep fill on them which I expect will be better when a baby is older as they can shovel more food in at once but for dainty little mouths, I think they are a bit big and clunky. The reason I bought them was for the heat sensitivity. I thought it would be useful to be able to feed the baby the food when the spoon was orange - i.e. warm but not so hot it would burn her mouth. However what seems to happen is the spoon goes yellow even when the food is just warm, and only turns to orange when it is virtually cold. So actually when the spoon is yellow it could be a perfect temperature or boiling hot so I still end up blowing on the food and testing it on my wrist which seems to defeat the object of the spoons to me? When orange, the food is almost stone cold and I wouldn't serve it to a baby like that. The positives to the spoons compared to the basic TT range is that the spoon itself is soft for little mouths and gums which I think is useful when first weaning, I just found the shape of the spoon not as good as the basic ones for my little one.
I personally didn't find these spoons worth the money and have subsequently bought just TT basic range, 6 spoons for 99p in Aldi which do the job really well. We may come back to these spoons when little one is older and feeding herself but for the 'heat sensitivity' I personally think it is just a gimmick.
When I started weaning my second daughter I had many spoons and bits from my first daughter but still felt the need to buy her new. I bought these spoons when doing my weekly shop in Asda when they were doing one of their baby events. I only actually bought the spoons because they were on offer and were a decent price at £1.50 for the pack of 6 spoons and not actually because I was worried about the heat of my daughters food.
Tommee Tippee makes the spoons and I find these to be a good brand that make good and useful products. I trust the brand to provide items which are great for my children.
The spoons came in a see through plastic packet and you can see the spoons inside which are red and yellow in colour. The spoons are made of plastic and the middle part of the spoon changes from red to bright yellow when it is hot. The spoon looks like any spoon would a long thin piece of plastic for the handle and then a rounded end to load the food onto.
The spoons take a little while to return to red after being in something hot so I would say if you aren't confident then if you test your babies food and it goes bright yellow then I would retest it after a few minutes with a fresh spoon incase the original spoon hasn't fully returned to it's dormant state.
The spoons are pretty soft plastic and so once your child gets teeth they do manage to put quite a few teeth marks in them but of course this doesn't make a difference to the working of the spoon.
My daughter will be 2 this week and the spoons are still going strong although she tends to feed herself with them now. The spoons are great and easy for your child to handle and small enough for newly feeding babies however I wouldn't trust the heat sensor and I relied on testing food on my top lip but it wasn't an issue for very long anyway as we found my daughter liked her food at room temperature anyway.
When my daughter Lauren started weaning, a friend commented that she wouldn't be without her heat weaning spoons so I decided to buy some.
The set costs around £4 for a pack of three and they are available from larger supermarkets, baby specialist and Amazon. For £4, you get three bright red coloured spoons. The spoons tips of the spoons are designed to change to an orange colour should the food be too hot.
When I first received the spoons, I wanted to be sure that they worked so when I had made my tea one night, I scooped a little bit up with the spoon and it immediately changed colour. The colour change was quite noticeable so I was confident that these worked.
The weaning spoons look very similar to the non branded ones I already had. The handles on the spoons are quite long and thin, although I tended to give Lauren home made food, there was a couple of occasions that she did have food from a jar and I had no problems accessing the food right in the bottom corners of the jar. The spoon itself it quite shallow which I liked, as it meant I wouldn't put too much on or when Lauren started to feed herself, she wouldn't put too much in her mouth but my favourite part was the soft head; I wasn't concerned about Lauren 'banging' her teeth or scratching her gums while she used them, I also found that she like to chew the spoon whilst waiting for her dinner, again, because the head was made from soft rubber, it was gentle on her gums.
I only purchased one pack, so I just used to wash in warm soapy water when I had used them but the spoons are also dishwasher safe (on the top shelf only).
My daughter is now coming up to 5, and we still have the spoons, although they are now in her toy box for feeding baby Annabel, they are still in great condition, (and I have just tested the colour changing element and it still works!)
I think the spoons are a great idea, but because I had been weaning for a couple of months before I brought them, I was already in the habit of 'testing the temperature of the food before I gave it to her with my tongue/lips therefore not matter how much I tried to just rely on the spoon changing colour, I still tested it for her so I found them a bit of a waste of money. Having said that, they are a good product and I am confident they work therefore I would give 4 out of 5 stars.
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When I was weaning my daughter I had a draw full of weaning spoons, probably too many looking back! Some of the weaning spoons we used were these heat sensitive ones from Tommee Tippee. Being a new mum I wanted the reassurance that the food wasn't too hot for my daughter so these looked perfect.
I can't remember exactly where I purchased these spoons from, probably Asda as that's where I purchased most of the baby equipment for my daughter. They would be available to buy from most places that stock Tommee Tippee products for around the £2.50 mark.
I received six spoons in the transparent plastic packaging. These spoons are red and yellow in colour. The first thing I did with the spoons, along with anything else like this, was washed them. As I was washing up I noticed the middle part of the spoon changed from being red in colour to a bright yellow. It really tickled me, but after thinking about it, the water was obviously hot and the spoon picked up that heat to turn the colour from red to yellow to warn me it was hot. After taking it out of the washing up bowl it continued to stay yellow for quite some time and took ages to turn back to red again.
The spoons look like any other weaning spoons at a glance. They have a small head so that you can't overload the spoon with food for your baby and also has a long handle to provide comfort to parent whilst trying to reach that moving mouth. They are made from a soft plastic so perfect for weaning babies. I used to give my daughter a spoon to play with at feeding time as it stopped her trying to grab the spoon I was feeding with and she would quite happily just chomp on the spare spoon between mouthfuls.
The heat sensor on the spoons seemed to be quite annoying when using it to feed my daughter. Although I often heated up her food in hot water I occasionally used the microwave for convenience and after stirring the spoon around the microwave heated food I found that the spoon would stay yellow, indicating that it was way too hot, although on the taste test myself it was rather cold. Eventually I gave up using the heat sensor and just tasted food before giving it to my daughter.
We've had these spoons (along with all of our other weaning spoons!) for over two years now and despite my daughter having a good chomp on them when she was teething, they are still in a great condition. My daughter incorporates them into her role play and often prefers to use these spoons when eating yoghurts as they are thinner than our other spoons.
I'd definitely recommend these weaning spoons, they are made from a great quality plastic and are soft for teething babies. However, as much as the heat sensor sounds like a good idea, it takes too long to turn back to the normal red colour for an ok temperature and I began to ignore the colour changes.
As a new parent I was worried about basically everything to do with my children and now after four I have learned to calm down a little. I do still like products that give me a little peace of mind in knowing my children are ok so when we began weaning my son on to solids at 4 months old we brought a pack of these spoons.
They promise to indicate when food is too hot for little one to have by changing colour. One thing I like about these weaning spoons is the design itself. Rather than have a large end to pile food up on it is slimmer and smaller than other brands of baby spoons I have used. This means there is no overloading of the spoon by mummy or daddy allowing the perfect amount to reach little one while also making it less messy. Of course these spoons are better for the first stage of weaning when the food is still soft as I find the spoon head to be too small for my children to use as they grow up and begin eating large more solid foods.
The soft plastic is both comfy to hold but also useful for teething little ones. I always give my children a spoon for them self when feeding them as otherwise I find they fight me for the one I am using to actually feed them. Not only does this work well but it also means they can have a little chew on the spoon to ease the pain of teething in between aeroplanes worth of food reaching their moth. This really does make feeding time less stressful and I find it works really well. The spoon is a fair size meaning you can hold it comfortably and the soft handle provides a great surface to grip while using them.
The spoons are very easy to clean and come up great. I do tend to put them in my steriliser along with bottles just to make sure they are extra clean. I was not sure if they were able to go in as they are made of a soft plastic but I have never had any problems with them by doing this. They are dishwasher safe but not owning one I could not tell you how well they fair I find in the steriliser they are perfect me know they are clean and they do not lose any colour at all.
The bright colours of the spoons help keep little one interested in feeding time making it seem a little more appealing. There are a number of different colours you can purchase but they all have a red spoon head that changes to an orange colour if the food is too warm. They do have extra long arms on the spoon so that it can reach in to pots and jars of food which is helpful for pulling every last bit out of them to go in a bowl.
Now for the special feature of these spoons, they change colour from red to an orangey colour if the food is too hot. Although this is a handy feature it rarely ever gets used by our household. I tend to warm my little ones food up in warm water before putting it in the bowl as I do not often use my microwave to heat food up even for us. This means I have only ever seen the colour change once and that was when we were visiting my dad we heated it in the microwave for convenience and upon mixing the food it was too warm and the colour did change to a deep orange colour. It is a very noticeable colour change so there are no way you could not notice the difference meaning it is a great way to tell if the food is too hot. I think it is a great idea and very useful to anyone that heats their child's food up using a microwave. However if you are like me and only heat food up in warm water that does not mean they are in useable as of course they work really well as a feeding spoon anyway.
I would recommend these spoons as they are useful as general feeding spoons but also have the added addition of a heat sensor. They would be perfect for any parent weaning their child and provide a little extra peace of mind. They are not expensive and retail around the same price as other weaning spoons we own. We purchased ours from Asda in the baby even reduced to just £2 for a pack of three of the spoons.
If you have read my reviews before you know I have 3 children and am a very busy mum. On a trip to Mothercare recently I found these on sale and decided that I would grab some as you can never have too many spoons.
Tommee Tippee is a huge brand name in baby products from bottle to sterilisers, feeding equipment etc the list carries on. Having been a huge fan of their Closer to Nature Range I usually opt for a Tommee Tippee brand above others.
These spoons have a heat sensitive rubber that changes colour depending on the temperature of the food that is placed on it. It turns from a deep red through all the shades to yellow to give you an indication of whether it's too hot or not. Yellow meaning it's far too hot.
Now while this is a good indicator in theory I actually find the sensor to be extremely sensitive. Something that I consider to be fine actually turns the spoon a dark yellow or light orange colour, both of these indicating it's getting too hot for my little one.However when I test the food I find the temperature to be fine and my little man has no problems eating the food whatsoever. The other thing is the heat sensitive rubber takes a while to return back to it's usual colour so if the product was too warm and goes canary yellow(far too hot) I found you have to run the spoon under cold water to return it back to red to retest the food. If your at home that's not so much of a problem but if your out and about you don't always have cold water handy.
The actual rubber is flexible but extremely hard wearing, my youngest is nearly 8 months and has 4 teeth, there is no marks to the rubber and even though he chomps on everything and anything this spoon has stood the abuse. The actual bowl part of the spoon is deep to enough to get a good mouthful of food on, while ensuring your not overloading it and the handle is comfortable to use and manoeuvre.
Don't get me wrong this is a good spoon but I can't help feeling that while this has a certain degree of reassurance to it, I can't help feeling that sometimes common sense should prevail. If you use a microwave (not recommended but I am guilty of doing this) stir the food thoroughly to disperse hot spots and check it yourself.
All in all the spoon itself is excellent, the design,rubber,bowl depth are perfect and this adds the extra element of reassurance that we all need occasionally.
When I was stocking up on my weaning accessories for little boy I found these spoons in Asda for £2.99 for a pack of 3. The first thing that got my attention was the name, Tommee Tippee. Because I have heard of this name in baby products I instantly trusted it. The second was the bright red colour of the spoons!
My baby would often have warm food as his breakfast was warmed up as was his tea, and the one thing that worried me was that I didn't want to burn his little mouth, and these spoons came in so handy for this!
The spoons and quite long, which is handy when trying to get the food out of baby jars as some of my spoons just wont reach! The head of the spoon is also that little bit smaller then a tea spoon making it ideal to fit into your little ones mouth! The handle is made of hard plastic whereas the head of the spoon is a nice soft rubbery material meaning it won't hurt your little ones mouth if they are to bite down to hard on it.
When you put the spoons into anything too hot they plastic of the spoon turns from red to yellow, if this happens then you are aware that you shouldn't feed it to your baby just yet. This is ideal as when you microwave baby food you can get bits that are hotter then other and so if you just stick your finger in you may feel a cooler bit. However while mixing the food you'll notice this if they change colour.
The only thing I did notice with these spoons was that you are supposed to wait until they go red again to feed it to your baby. However when I checked the temperature once it was almost cold again. Because of this I go on when the spoons are more of an orange/red colour as then the food seems to be warm and my son prefers it!
The spoons clean nice and easy which is great however I would note that if your little one has teeth and likes to chew then they can split the plastic rubber on the spoon as my boy has done this on a couple of them. However saying this he has had them for two years so they have lasted!
I would recommend these as I have found them useful in the weaning process.
~ Tommee Tippee Heat Sensor Weaning Spoons ~
Whilst having a look around Home Bargains a while back I came across these Tommee Tippee Heat Sensor Weaning Spoons. I had not long before bought a packet of weaning spoons but these did look pretty cool!
As everyone knows it comes to a point in a babies life where milk just is not enough so the fun of messy weaning starts!
I started my little one off on baby porridge and he simply loved it, and as a result he still does and often has a bowl of porridge in the morning for his breakfast.
Of course, baby food needs to be warm but you don't want to risk burning their little mouths and that is where these spoons come in very handy.
I bought a six pack of spoons in red and blue and they cost a bargain £1.79. It really was too good an offer to miss.
The spoons came packaged in a small plastic box which has all the relevant information printed on, the brand name - Tommee Tippee, plus everything else was there.
Taking the spoons out of the pack I popped them in the sink with hot soapy water to wash them, immediately the colour of the spoons changed from red to yellow, indicating to me that the water was in fact hot!
I then popped them in the top basket of my steriliser and let the steam do it's stuff. When the cycle was finished I was then happy to use them to feed my little one.
The spoons are nice to use, they are quite long and slim and the 'spoon' part is nice and dainty to fit in babies mouth. The 'spoon' part is made from a red rubbery like material and the handle is a stiffer plastic in a light blue colour. The back of the spoon has a little Tommee Tippee logo with a star. These are another item that are BPA free.
The softness of the head of the spoon is great for little ones especially around teething times as it won't hurt the gums, the head is soft and pliable and I just find it ideal.
When using a microwave to warm up baby food there can be 'hot spots' using these spoons make you aware if the food is too hot by changing from red to bright yellow, when it changes back again you can be sure the food is at an ideal temperature for baby to eat.
These spoons have lasted us so well, my elder children use them for eating yogurts etc as they find the small slim spoon fits into the little pots perfectly.
The long handle makes getting to the bottom of baby jars easier too.
They have been strong and sturdy, show minimal signs of wear (my son likes to bite these now!) and are very easy to wash and sterilise.
They also come in a more girly colour way, although I am not quite sure what it is exactly.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I bought the Tommee Tippee Explora Heat Sensing Spoons in preparation for weening my son. I bought the spoons in a pack of 3 from asda for £3.99, they can also be found on Amazon in a pack of 6 costing £6.55 including delivery. The handles of the spoons can be found in 3 colours, blue, pink or green but all have a red tip. I purchased the blue spoons.
The spoons have a rubbery type tip, which is nice and soft for babies gums, much softer than a lot of the other plastic baby spoons I have seen/owned. As advertised by Tommee Tippee the spoons have long handles to easily reach into jars, these handles are easy to grip and easy for baby to hold once they get to the stage of self feeding. The bowl of the spoon is just the right depth, easy for babies lips to scrape all the food off the spoon and big enough to fit on a decent amount of food.
The red tip of the spoon changes colour according to the heat of the food, from bright yellow when too hot, fading through to orange and then back to red. I used this feature of the spoon when first weaning my son but soon found it unreliable, the spoon would always change to yellow when hot but would take a long time to fade to orange and the food would have been cold for a while by then. I find it much easier to taste the food myself to test temperature.
I have also found that, after many washes in the dishwasher, the bowl of the spoons have started to lose their shape slightly, but they are still useable. My son is now almost 22 months and we have been using these spoons since he was 5 months.
I would recommend these spoons but I don't feel that the heat sensing is necessary, so instead I would recommend the cheaper but very similar Soft Tip Weaning Spoons by Tommee Timmee.
I recieved these from a relative when I was expecting my daughter. I put them in the cupboard and forgot about them completely until recently when I decided to start weaning my daughter.
The spoons come in three colours, pink and red, blue and red and green and red. They cost around £4 from most supermarkets and you can get them in Boots. There are six spoons in a packet.
The spoons have a special heat sensitive tip which turns from red to bright yellow if the food is too hot. The spoons are suitable for 4 months of age and over. The spoons have a soft tip which make them gentle on baby's teeth and gums, they have an easy grip handle for little hands and the 'bowl' is deep to prevent food from falling off. The spoons are also have a larger scoop than other spoons to accomodate your baby as they eat more.
The spoons are also BPA free and suitable for all forms of sterilisation.
The handle of the spoon is curved and has little rubber strips for grip. This would make them ideal for older baby's to feed themselves. My daughter isn't at that stage yet. The spoon is really soft and rubbery my daughter likes to chew on them when I am feeding her. The spoon has a deep bowl so the puree's I feed my daughter stay on the spoon. The spoons do have a large scoop so I only use the tip at the moment. The heat sensor of the spoon is also far too sensitive, I warmed up my daughters food and the spoon immediately turned bright yellow, I stirred the food around the bowl and left a few minutes and the spoon was still yellow so out of curiosity I decided to check the food with my finger, to my suprise it was only lukewarm, I have noticed that they take a long time to change back from yellow, so they will still show yellow when the food is in fact at the right temperature. So while the concept of the spoons is great I didn't find them that useful! I have also notice that if I feed my daughter orange foods the spoons do have a tendency to get stained.
I would buy these again as they are gentle on my daughters gums and a reasonable price I wouldn't recommend them for to check the temperature of food as I feel this function is a bit hit and miss.
Mr Lools and I had just mastered bottle feeding when it was suggested by a paediatrician that at 19 weeks it would be advisable to wean our twin boys. So I read up on what to feed them and then it was a case of finding weaning utensils to support this. At this time our freezer was jam packed of various fruit and vegetable purees which I was defrosting and heating using a microwave therefore I was terrified that I would feed my boys food that was too hot. I decided to purchase the Tommee Tippee Heat Sensor Spoons in order to test the temperature of the food I was feeding my boys.
***Tommee Tippee Heat Sensor Weaning Spoons**
The Tommee Tippee Heat Sensor Weaning Spoons are very similar to the standard Tommee Tippee weaning spoons however the spoons change colour when they are deemed to be touching a "hot" substance. The spoons change from red to yellow to alert you that the food (or puree) is too hot of a temperature.
The spoon is about 10cm long and at the widest point about 1cm. The Easi grip handles make these easy to hold for parents and children. The spoon has a soft tip which makes these suitable to use for first weaning (which in some cases can be from 17 weeks old) .
The spoons are BPA free and are suitable for all types of sterilisation.
The spoons come in a pack of 6.
The spoons come in 3 different colours. The main section and heat sensor section of the spoon is a deep red colour however the spoons come in either a green, pink or blue handle. We purchased this in blue.
The Tommee Tippee Heat Sensor Weaning Spoons are available from a number of retailers including Mothercare, Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's and direct from Tommee Tippee at www.tommeetippee.co.uk .
The RRP from Tommee Tippee is £4.49 for 6 spoons however the supermarkets sell these spoons slightly cheaper; I purchased a pack of 6 from Asda for £3.99. Compared to the standard traditional Tommee Tippee Weaning Spoons which sell for a £1 less at £2.99 it is definitely worth paying more for in my opinion to give yourself peace of mind.
***Using the spoons***
Weaning itself was a very daunting prospect for me as a new parent with two hungry little mouths to feed. I did do something that is not advised by using a microwave to heat the boys food (frozen vegetable or fruit purees that I had made) however I would always stir profusely to ensure there were no hot pockets within the food. Therefore for me the heat changing sensors on the spoons made it quite reassuring that I had a way of testing the temperature of the food I was serving them.
The spoon works as the bowl of the spoon is made from a soft rubbery colour changing material. This is a deep red colour however the colour changes depending on the temperature of the food. Therefore ideally you should be feeding your baby food only when the spoon is red and not any other colour.
If the temperature is VERY hot the spoon will change to a very bright white yellow colour. When I sterilised the spoons they would always turn this colour. Other warm temperatures will turn the spoon a shade of yellow and orange. I find this is very helpful as if you are stirring the food and it appears to be cool however hit a hot pocket the spoon will turn orange and alert you to this.
I have found on some occasions that the spoon can be slightly too sensitive meaning you are probably going to feed your baby food at quite a cool temperature. The heat sensor takes some time to change back to the red colour therefore you may need to use two spoons. However as a parent I would rather feed my child food at a cooler temperature rather than too hot. In all honesty I would always check the temperature of the boy's food with my finger or taste some just to make sure, the spoon has never let me down but I am a slightly neurotic parent at times.
The spoon as a basic piece of feeding equipment for a baby is very easy spoon to feed a small child with. I find the handle allows you to hold the spoon comfortably and my boys could also hold the spoons themselves. The spoon is narrow so fits comfortably into a small baby's mouth. The bowl of the spoon is quite deep so holds enough food to satisfy an older child as their appetite grows but also hold sloppy puree without it spilling everywhere. The rubbery material the spoon is made from has been bitten many times yet it has no teeth marks in and I don't feel it could snap in a child's mouth. The soft tip also makes these suitable for using as first spoons for young babies in cases when parents decide/ are advised to wean early.
The spoons definitely are durable. As previously mentioned we have no spoons with teeth marks in and the spoons have been put in the steriliser and dishwasher almost daily for 6 months and have suffered no damage. The heat sensors on the spoons still work fully which is demonstrated when the red spoons are in fact bright yellow when they are removed from the steriliser or dishwasher.
For £3.99 these are excellent value and for an additional £1 I would say these are a better purchase than the standard Tommee Tippee First Weaning spoons. For £3.99 for 6 I fell that the heat sensing weaning spoons are excellent value especially considering they are an item that we used three times a day.
The spoons are durable and a great shape for little mouths; even suitable for very small 19 week old babies in our case.
These great idea and give parents peace of mind that they are not giving food to a baby that is too hot. However I ALWAYS would stick my finger in the boy's pot of food to check the temperature of their food and often test it just to make sure which does defeat the object of these spoons.
Crazy spoons, we had the heat sensor weaning spoons for our girls , did you know you can get the matching tommee tippee heat sensor bowls too we have them.
Tommee tippee heat sensor weaning spoons come in packs of four for £2.99 from tesco, asda, boots, babies r us, and mothercare.
These are very simple in design, long thin handles with red rubber grips, the grips change colour. My pack of spoons are yellow and red. The spoon tips are soft and small ideal for a starter weaning spoon. Recommended for four months upwards.
To use you simply stir the ready food in bowl or jar and if too hot the red rubber changes to yellow in colour, sometimes the spoon will only change slightly yellow meaning to food is still too warm for the baby should not change colour if the food is ok temperature.
The spoons are a crazy idea never once did i relay on the spoons to say my daughters food was ok or too hot i judged for myself as the spoons are not accrete. If you hold the spoon for a few minutes in the palm of your hand it changes colour and when washing up the spoons changed colour this was fun and i was messing around with the spoons.
They are dishwasher safe , can be sterilised and the girls managed to spoons with their food no problems.
My girls also found them good for teething on due to the tip being so soft of coarse that's not recommended and i had to put them in the bin as they were chewed.
I cant recommend the tommee tippee heat sensor spoons for its original purpose but they are fun and manageable for weaning.
Tommee Tippee Hear Sensor spoons are spoons which change colour when they are too hot for your baby.
These spoons are of course for when your child is hitting 4,5,6 months when they move away from their milk and enter the world of the solid food!! The food has to be warmed especially when they get to 6-7 months but not hot, you want the food to be able to touch with the tongue but have you ever tried any baby food? It's not the nicest, so these spoons are a nice way of telling if your food is too hot for the baby.
The spoons work on a very simple concept, they start red and go orange in the presence of heat. Only the bowl of the spoon changes colour and the colour change is a reasonable assessment of the heat of the food. It does tend to be a bit conservative on the heat giving an orange colour even when the food is little more than warm but I'd rather that than the other way around.
These spoons are a great little invention to help you give food safely to your baby, they indicate if its too hot and cost at most £2 for a pack or 3. They are made of bendable plastic so are suitable for babies of any age as they won't hurt the babies mouth if he bites down on it. They soon get used to eating with a spoon so you do have to be careful with the temperature once they get used to opening their mouths when a spoon comes towards it.
These are great, can be washed repeatedly and are less easy to lose because of the bright colours as well!!
I started to wean my daughter when she 4 months. She was simply just not getting full enough from just drinking milk and was hungry and crying all of the time. At this time we both thought it would be a good time to start slowly weaning her onto solid food.
The Tommee Tippee heat sensor weaning spoons were not the first that we bought for her. We had bought another smaller set of spoons for while we were weaning her. These spoons are designed from age 4 months + but I think that for starting off, the tips would just too big and I found smaller ones on the market which I found really useful for the first stage of weaning.
I bought these spoons when my daughter was 6 months old. It wasn't the heat sensor that drawn me to the product, it was more about the shape and ease for baby to hold on to the spoon herself. The reason I chose these was because I wanted my daughter to have a try at feeding herself and I thought by first impression that these looked the best to do that. There is an easy grip on the spoon for baby's to hold onto and the spoon end its self is deep so those sloppy mashed up foods font just slip off the end (well at least if you don't tip it upside down like my daughter) she did have a very good try but at 6 months old, what can you expect really. She did however look comfortable with the spoon and she enjoyed using them, at 6 months they were the perfect size for her, I definitely think that if she was any younger they would have been too big and overwelming.
The spoons come in a packet of 6. You can get different coloured handles but the ones we got were red. The handles are made from plastic, but the spoon end is made of a rubber. This is ideal for little ones that are teething. My daughter had a good chew on the spoon whilst eating, and the rubber seemed to sooth her gums where as plastic would have probably hurt her.
The idea of the spoons and the main selling point is the heat sensor. You put the spoon in the food and if it is too hot then the spoon will turn yellow. This was somewhat useful, but I did never rely on it. My daughter enjoyed the novelty idea of it, and I have to admit it was fun watching them change colour when you are doing the dishes! I did check her food though after I put the spoon in, as there could have always been a hot spot or the spoon simply could not work. It's not worth taking the risk; it only takes a dip of a finger to check the temperature.
Saying that I never did have a problem with the heat sensors and they did always work, I would recommend these spoons, they are not just good as a temperature checker but they are also great spoons.
They are dishwasher safe, but I would definitely say to wash them by hand, it is amusing to see the colour change! For around £ 2.50 for a packet of 6 they are definitely worth it!
When I started weaning my son I was always on the lookout for new things...bowls with suction cups so he couldn't throw his food (yeah right!), different cups and of course spoons. I came across the tommee tippee heat sensitive spoons in Tesco one day and decided to pick them up. They came in a pack of four and cost me around £3.00 I believe.
The idea of the spoons is that once dipped in to your child's food the heat sensitive scoop part of the spoon will turn from red to yellow if the food is too hot. Did I ever use it for this purpose though? No not really! Whilst it was quite fun watching the spoon change colour when I was washing up and things I felt it would be a little dangerous to rely on the spoon to tell me whether the food was too hot or not and so I preferred to just test the food myself.
In terms of a spoon for weaning though I think that the product is really good. As I mentioned the spoon comes in packs of four and will probably cost around £3.00 which I think is reasonable value. The spoons themselves are red with a long thin handle which would be perfect if you were using baby jars for reaching to the bottom-my son refused jars which was both a blessing and a bad thing for different reasons! The scoop part of the spoon is also red, but if it comes into contact with something hot it will change into a yellow colour. The scoop part is also made of a more flexible plastic which is great for when baby likes to chew on the spoon when teething as they don't seem to get damaged and probably offer quite a soothing effect on the gums. The spoon holds a decent sized amount of food for the baby too.
In summary I found these spoons to be a really decent weaning spoon. The idea of the spoon changing colour may be useful for some, but for me it wasn't going to be something I would go off. However, just as a spoon in their own right I felt that they were really good quality. They washed well, didn't seem to stain from all the crazy coloured baby food and they lasted well from being chewed by my son so I would certainly recommend them to other parents!
Have a heat sensor that tells when food is too hot for baby!