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I started to give my daughter her first taste of purees when she was around four months old as she started to show signs that she wanted something other than breast milk. In order to let Molly try her first taste of food, obviously we needed spoons to give the food to her on.
The government recommendations currently state that you should begin to wean your baby at around 6 months old so obviously, the majority of the weaning products are designed to be used for babies of six months or older. However, Tommee Tippee spoons are designed to be used from as early as four months.
The main reason I opted for these Tommee Tippee spoons aside from the fact that they are suitable from 4 months onwards is basically because I saw them on special offer in Tesco's during one of their baby events. I paid £3 for a pack of five spoons which I thought was very reasonable.
The spoons come in cardboard packaging which is see through so you are able to see the spoons without the packet being opened. The spoons are brightly coloured and are a mixture of green, pink, blue and orange. The spoons are BPA free and you are also able to put them in the steriliser which is great as Molly is still meant to have her items sterilised until she is a year old.
The spoons have quite a nice texture to them and almost feel a bit like rubber which will be great for when Molly is older and starts to feed herself as the texture of the spoon will allow her to get a better grip of it. The end of the spoon is very shallow which is great for babies that are just learning how to eat as it allows you to feed them without putting too much on the spoon. It also means that it is easier for your baby to take the food from the spoon as they do not need to work at removing the food; it just slips off in a fluid motion.
Overall, I would definitely recommend these Tommee Tippee weaning spoons. I thought £3 for five spoons was quite a reasonable price considering these are made by a top baby brand so you can expect decent quality. I like the fact that the spoons are brightly coloured as it helps you to make feeding time an exciting time for your baby and also means that the spoons do not become discoloured over time (have you seen the colour of some baby food?!). The shallowness of the spoon is one of the best features as like I mentioned earlier, it allows you to control how much food you are giving your baby with each mouthful and also allows them to learn how to eat from a spoon without too much difficulty. But to top it all off, the spoons can also be sterilised meaning food times are not only enjoyable but also germ free for your baby.
There must be over a hundred weaning spoon designs to choose from on the market. What attracted me to these was not only the tommee tippee brand (which is the make of the majority of baby weaning/drinking/eating accessories) but the soft tips, the slim lines and length (about 15cm) of these spoons, not to mention the pretty colours! I paid £5 from toys r us for these and they were a good buy a year later.
As per with tommee tippee they are BPA free and dishwasher safe, as well as steriliser safe, which was a big plus point when we came to weaning at 5 and a half months. We would use the occasional jar of baby food when on the go and these were great for being able to get food from the bottom, believe me you'll come to appreciate this! My son also loved to chew these and as they were soft I didn't have a problem with this, it did seem to offer some relief.
Overall, these are the only spoons my son has used and we've had no problems at all. The above features have suited what we needed and they've lasted a long time and still going. I'd happily recommend them all day.
When it came to the time to start weaning my son onto babyfood I didn't realise that there would be so many options to choose from in deciding what type of spoon to get for him. Spoilt for choice could be a good description when faced with different baby brands offering the same item all with slight variations to one another and for something that I naively thought would be rather a simple decision became a task that I had to give some serious thought to. A spoon is a spoon, no? that's what I thought anyway, I didn't realise that the handle length could be important, what it was made from, the bowl size etc so in the end I decided to stick to the brand that seemed to be my go-to for everything else baby-related and bought a pack of Tommee Tippee Explora Soft Tip spoons.
Was it a good decision? Was the time I spent debating the various pros and cons of each option available to me pointless? Of course it was, but being a brand new parent and not knowing these things it was something that had to be done.
The Tommee Tippee Explora Soft Tip's to give them their full name cost me around £4.00 for a pack of 5 differently coloured spoons. They're nicely coloured so that they're easy to spot in a cutlery drawer and are dishwasher, microwave and steriliser safe. Being a weaning spoon they have quite shallow bowls so you can't overfill and cause difficulties for baby to take when starting the weaning process but have a soft tips so that they are gentle on a baby's gums. Given the fact that they measure around 15cm in length makes them a good size for reaching into a jar of food or a dessert pot and I quickly appreciated that the design of them was intentional and actually helpful for a parent to slowly introduce solids to their child rather than going in with something too big or bulky.
It would appear that any old spoon wouldn't do the job after all and the more both my son and I got used to using the spoon and accustomed to how it felt and what it did I realised that weaning spoons were actually quite a good idea after all and I do suspect that they made the weaning stage that bit easier for us both. I like how light these spoons are, my son likes to play with them once he's had his meal and can easily manipulate it round his fingers and passes it from hand to hand, he can put the spoon to his mouth and understands the association between what the spoon is and how it feeds him though he does treat it like a toy and it often gets flung to the floor when he wants to play.
They're easy to keep clean, the plastic doesn't stain but the lighter coloured ones in the pack have slightly discoloured over time due to the colour of some of the baby food my son has eaten but for the price they cost to buy they are cheap enough to replace. They're BPA-free which is reassuring for parents to know and nicely curved in their design so that they are comfortable to hold for both baby and parent and overall I'm pretty impressed with mine and think they have been a worthwhile purchase.
I can't compare them to other weaning spoons as I haven't used any others but from my experience of these, given the fact that they come from Tommee Tippee who overall I have been very impressed with, I do think that they are well made, nicely designed and makes meal times for baby that bit easier.
Other than a couple of mine showing signs of discolouration I have no complaints with these spoons and from me they get a very good 4 star rating here. Thanks for reading my review.
Before I started weaning Lauren, I spotted these reduced in Boots one day and decided to purchase and put away for when we were ready to start. The set retails for around £4, but I think I paid around £3, as well as Boots, these are also available from larger supermarkets, baby specialists and Amazon. For £4, you get five brightly coloured spoons.
There were two colour choices available, for girls: blue, purple, pink, green and orange and for boys: 2 x blue, 2 x green and orange. The colours are quite bright and I find that these did stand out on the shelf in Boots.
When I started weaning and looking at other products on the markets, I noticed that the weaning spoons look very similar to other non branded ones available, however the big difference I noticed was that these were a lot softer to touch, I actually liked that as it have me confidence that Lauren couldn't hurt her gums when eating. I actually found that particularly when Lauren was teething, the spoons used to get a good chewing! The handles on the spoons are quite long and thin and on the odd occasion when I gave Lauren food from a jar, I had no problems getting all the contents out of the bottom of the jar. The spoons are quite shallow meaning we couldn't 'overfill' and end up putting too much in Lauren's mouth - especially when Lauren wanted to be more independent and feed herself.
As with most baby products, these are BPA free and are dishwasher safe (on the top shelf only). Another good bonus us that there are also safe to use in the steriliser, so after using, I would give them a quite rinse and just pop in the steriliser ready to be sorted that night (it was part if the bedtime routine - bottle, bed, sort the steriliser out ready for the next day!). I really did like this aspect as it gave me that extra piece of mind and I found that most other brands didn't have this functionality.
According to the packaging, these are suitable from 4 months however if you health visitor was anything like mine, she must have told me dozens of times that I must NEVER wean before six months, despite everyone else advise (I actually started about 5 months and it hasn't done Lauren any harm!)
Although we have lost a couple of these over the years, the ones we do still have are still in excellent condition and Lauren uses them when she pretends to feed her dolls and teddies.
Overall, the spoons are good and have proved to be excellent value and for that reason, they get 5 out of 5 stars from me.
Thanks for reading.
I have recently started weaning my daughter, as she is my first baby i don't have much of a clue about weaning, but i picked up these spoons in Asda on the recommendation of a friend of mine who had already been through the dreaded weaning process.
The spoons are available in packs of 6 and you can choose blue or pink spoons depending on the gender of your little one. According to the box they are suitable for use from 6 months onwards, though i think you could use earlier and they would be ideal as the actual spoon is quite small so is perfect for those first stages of weaning.
They are very basic, they don't tell you if food is too hot or have a grip designed for little hands. Even though they are simple in design i find them easy to hold and they do the job brilliantly. The spoons are BPA free and are apparently safe to put in the dishwasher or microwave though i havent actually done this, they clean up nicely when washed manually though and haven't got stained orange from tomato based food so far like other spoons have.
The spoon is shallow enough in depth to fit easily and comfortably in my babies mouth, yet it is not so flat that makes it hard to feed her anything runny (pretty much everything at the moment, she is new to weaning) I find these spoons easy to control and the long handle makes it easy to get baby food out of the jar.
The only thing i don't like is that the plastic is hard and i would have prefered something softer on her gums. I will probably invest in a soft tip spoon for when she is teething.
So far my weaning experience is going well, and these spoons have certainly helped by being simple and easy to use yet effective. For the price of £1.95 in Asda for a pack of 6 you can't go wrong. I saw a pack of 2 for double the price! I don't believe you should have to spend a fortune in buying baby essentials and these spoons prove this.
They get 4 Dooyoo stars, it would have been 5 if they were slightly softer on my daughters gums. Still, fantastic product.
When my son was getting ready to start weaning (some time ago now!) I had a stroke of luck in that I visited The Baby Show at the NEC in Birmingham and was given several packs of Tommee Tippee weaning spoons in various colours, each pack contained five spoons so I haven't had to purchase any more even though David is now two and a half years - and therefore I consider Tommee Tippee to be my brand of choice this time around, not least because like most baby items these days they're BPA free.
The spoon colours aren't particularly gender specific, although I noticed that the two packs are designed and put together so you have the choice of the most appropriate for a girl or a boy. For example, both packs have a blue spoon in them but one has a pink one too while the other has a slightly more masculine purple spoon - sounds crazy I know, but a friend of mine despises using pink spoons for her little boy so it may be a reasonably important consideration for some parents. The spoons are nicely designed with long curved handles and a soft rubber bowl, the length of the handle has a strip of this same rubbery material for comfort and this also helps me to retain a good grip on the spoon while I'm feeding my son. This is more important than it sounds as when you're feeding a wriggly baby/toddler the likelihood of dropping the spoon is quite high, I do feel the rubberiness of these handles go some way towards helping to prevent this happening.
The bowl is very shallow which helps me to carefully proportion each bite my son takes; this is obviously completely unimportant now (these days he'll stuff a whole half of a cheese sandwich into his growing gob!) and hasn't been for us for ages, but if feeding a smaller baby it's crucial to stop you inadvertently giving them too large a spoon of food. The bowl is incredibly soft so kind to gums that may or may not have begun teething, I'll never forget when my middle daughter had an unexpected back tooth come through which she hadn't displayed any symptoms for - I caught the very tender gum with the edge of a much tougher spoon, she didn't stop crying for hours and the memory has lived with me and defined my future spoon purchase for the next three babies and sixteen years!
They're the perfect size for any age baby in my opinion; the packaging says suitable from the age of six months, current UK advice is that you start the weaning process at this age but I used them for my son when he was just four months old and they were fine in both shape and size.
The handle is longer than average and this makes the spoons ideal for those times when you're feeding your baby straight from the jar as they can easily get to the bottom with no problems at all - and more importantly no muck-stained fingertips after trying to get the last bits of food out! The length actually meant it was a bit tricky when my son started to feed himself as the balance was a little 'off' for him, but I simply bought him another (shorter) spoon for a while and when he was used to using it I gave him the Tommee Tippee one again and then he was fine.
The spoons are easily washable and suitable for all methods of sterilising, they're dishwasher safe although I always washed mine by hand as they don't get dirty enough to really bother stacking inside the dishwasher (not that I've got a dishwasher!). I noticed the bowls of the spoons get a little stained if you're using them to feed your baby a very strongly coloured food such as orange coloured baby food or Bolognese, but this isn't really too much of an issue unless you're the type of person who likes everything to look brand new and spotless - something you're probably not too hot on after reaching the weaning stage anyway!
I'm still using them now, all the family like them for different things - I use them for yogurt and fruit pots as they're just the right size for small mouthfuls (dieting spoons!), Mark uses them to eat cockles out of a jar as he (disgustingly...) likes a little sip of vinegar with each cockle and apparently these shallow-bowled spoons are ideal for this very peculiar need. Considering these spoons are now over two years old and still in regular use I'd say they're extremely durable, the tiny price of £3 for five spoons is excellent in my opinion and I wholeheartedly recommend them to everyone.
I started feeding my daughter in her highchair at around 6 months (it took so much willpower because I couldn't wait to try!) and as the majority of our newborn baby feeding items were from Tommee Tippee, their weaning spoons seemed the natural choice for us. Ours are from the Explora range and they can be purchased from most supermarkets and baby stores - our original ones came from Tesco for £3.99 and I've since bought more from Babies R Us for a similar price. Although I used them from 6 months, Tommee Tippee say that they are suitable from 4 months.
Packaging and Colours
The spoons come in a pack of 5 and the colours of the individual spoons are a bit random. I chose both packs of spoons based on their colours - both of our packs included 2 pink spoons and a selection of orange and green (2 of one colour, 1 of the other) making up the five. But, I have also seen blue spoons in other packets.
Protective packaging surrounds the spoons but I rinsed and sterilised these before using to make sure that they were nice and clean. Tommee Tippee confirm via their website that they are BPA free. Our spoons look slightly different to the picture given here - although the spoons are very flexible, they aren't as flexible at the neck as the picture shows.
The spoons are around 18cm long and are made of very soft plastic which helps with their flexibility. They have an oval spoon end that is quite shallow. The spoon head is around 4cm long. The handle is nice and long to help dig into the baby jars and has a small ridge along the side to help make it easy to grip too. I find the spoons are very easy to slot into her changing bag for a day out - they slide into the smallest of pockets in there.
They are exceptionally easy to use and hold - my daughter has finger foods a couple of times per day but during her main meals I usually feed her with these spoons and let her put her fingers onto the spoon sometimes so that she can feel the texture of the food. I find that the food seems to rest on the spoon really, rather than fill it due to the head being shallow. My daughter seemed to suck the food from the spoon at first but as she's grown, she's taken it to her mouth more so she takes the food to chew. I found that even at 6 months, she got used to using these pretty much straightaway with my assistance feeding her directly.
Because of the soft plastic, these are easy to rinse excess food from, although I find it's much easier to rinse them as soon as her meals are over. The odd time we've been out for the day and I've had no access to somewhere to wash them and all I've been able to do is wipe them, it's been a pain to scrub them clean at home as even tiny amount of excess food dries onto them quickly.
I like to give my daughter the spoon after the meal sometimes for her to explore the shape of it and the idea that it is used to go to her mouth to feed. She, as with most things, places it to her mouth straight away to chew on and I have noticed that if she does this for any length of time the spoon end gets a much thinner shape and loses it's oval shape. They spring back a little, but don't seem to ever return to their original shape. I can always spot the spoons that she's been allowed to chew. This is only a very minor issue though as they are still as usable as the others - it's really only cosmetic.
The only other minor downside I've found is with removing some stains. Even though excess food itself comes off easily, the foods that she has that are bright orange (most of the main meals!) have left a large stained mark on most of these spoons. Despite rinsing over and over, these haven't ever quite disappeared - plus, as most of the foods she has are the bright orange colour the stain just ends up back on them anyway.
I would rate these spoons 4 stars in total - they have been fantastic, a great shape to make them easy grip and easy to use and they have definitely lasted us long enough for me to deem them great value. We've had one of the sets for 6 months now with no signs of them needing to be replaced. I found they were ideal for my daughter even at 6 months due to the soft plastic that they are made from. Only the minor niggles outlined take a star away here.
Thanks for reading :o)
I bought these weaning spoons for our baby when he began to wean. Although we were following Baby Lead weaning we still wanted to have spoons for him for when we use foods that can't really be eaten with the fingers and also to help him learn how to manage a spoon. They have proven to be very popular both with him and his sister who enjoys using them too.
What you get
In the pack there are 8 weaning spoons and in our set we have a variety of bright colours some are more geared towards boys, others for girls but they are fine! Our little girl likes to use the purple ones and refers to the green ones as the ones for boys but our little boy isn't bothered at all!
A weaning spoon has to be different from an ordinary tea spoon so as to help your little one to wean. These spoons are much thicker than a tea spoon and are made from a rubbery plastic. These details mean that they are easier for a baby to use. The thickness means that they can hold it themselves easier, a normal spoon would be too thin for little fingers to grasp without dropping. The softer material means that it's gentle on their skin and on their little mouths, it also means it's more comfortable to grip too. The actual shape of the mouth part of the spoon is not very deep, it's shallow so that a baby can manage to get the food off it quite easily. If it was too deep then they would struggle to get the food off and know what to do with it and you'd find yourself trying to scrape it off using their top gums. This shallow spoon is much easier to use but the back part of it (towards the handle) is raised enough so that the food doesn't just slip off.
Feeding with the spoon
My little boy loves these spoons. He has soon learnt how to hold them and navigate them towards his mouth successfully. He does sometimes miss and gets his cheek or his chin but he is learning all the time to get it in his mouth. He has got to the point now where he doesn't like it if I try to feed him, he wants to be independent and use his spoon by himself which is really cute. When he does eat from a tea spoon when we are in a shop or something then it's more difficult for him and he often drops it so it does show that with these spoons they are designed better as he won't often drop it when he is using these.
These are good little spoons. The only slight drawback is that some of the spoons have become slightly discoloured due to some of the orange and red foods he eats but that is the only drawback I can think of. We have had these about 9 months and they are still in good condition, he has teeth now and likes to gnaw on these but we don't even have any teeth mark on them so they must be made of good stuff. They are easy enough for him to hold, they are bright so look exciting for him and he likes to be independent and feed himself, he always looks really pleased with himself when feeding himself! Great spoons.
I saw these spoons a few months ago and bought them because they were on offer and seemed like a good buy. I had used the Tommee Tippee bottles and really liked them so trused the brand.
I have used the spoons for a few weeks now as I have just started to wean my little girl and have been really pleased with them.
You can get the spoons it quite a few different colors.
They spoon section that goes in the babies mouth is made from a lovely rubbery soft material which is nice and kind on their little gums. I found that the handle was a perfect size for them to grip onto.
When I am using the spoons I normally give my daughter a spoon to hold and then feed her some food with another spoon. She had no problem at all in gripping onto the spoon herself.
I noticed that the spoons hold just the right amount of food for their small mouths not too much so half of it ends up getting spat back at you like I have noticed with other spoons. Because of the shape of the spoon I felt that it kept the food on the spoon as the edges are rounded so if you are feeding sloppy purree food or baby rice it stays on the spoon very easily.
The spoons that I bought came in a pack of 4 which was great as if a couple are in the dishwasher there are still some to use in the drawers.
The spoons can be put in the dishwasher or the sterilizer so this is great if you are part of a busy family you can just treat the babies spoon as you would the cutlery for the rest of the family.
I have washed the spoons quite a few times already and not noticed any problems. My baby seems to love the spoons and will happily sit and chew on hers while I am preparing her food, she can easily pick the spoon up off her feeding tray due to its size and bright color.
The spoons are now available all over they are at most big supermarkets and Boots also stock them. Alternatively you can buy them on line.
I would definitely recommend these spoons for anyone about to wean a baby.
We have started weaning my little girl at 17 weeks and brought these spoons as we have got on very well with other tommee tippee products. She found them very easy to feed from right from the start.
They are soft so they are very gentle on baby's mouth and just the right size- roughly the size of a teaspoon They are reasonably shallow so the spoon doesnt get overloaded with food, however as the sides of the spoon are raised sometimes baby cannot get all the food off the spoon. They are very easy to grip for both my daughter and I (I have rheumatoid arthritis).
They are easy to clean and very durable however are prone to staining if feeding certain coloured purees orange being the worst and stain even if washed straight away. They come in packs of 5 with mixed colours and certain colours appear to stain more easily than others. Its a shame when they do stain as only downside that I have found, however not so nice when it looks like your feeding your baby from a dirty spoon even though you know it is clean, and despite my best efforts have yet to find a way to clean the stains off. For this reason you would probably replace more often than is necessary in terms of durability.
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==Tommee Tippee Weaning Spoons==
The fun of weaning has started in my house the past month and my son is thoroughly enjoying every moment, I'm not sure my carpet and washing machine is feeling the same enthusiasm but it has been an exciting time in our household. I know Tommee Tippee to be a great brand so I decided to get all of his weaning equipment in this brand to ensure we had great quality for such an important milestone in my baby's first year. I purchased two packs of these as we travel frequently so it makes things easier for us however, you could get away with having just the one packet. Each packet contains 5 spoons and they come in two different colour packs the more male version contains (2 blue, 1 orange and 2 green spoons) and the more feminine version contains (2 purple, 1 blue, 1 green and 1 orange) there isn't much difference in this and I wasn't even aware they did two packs until further research after I purchased the product. These particular ones as the soft top weaning spoons there are others in the product range which features clear spoons.
Upon use these are easy to grip for both myself and my son, they are particularly longer than normal spoons but this helps when you have a fidgety baby and you are dodging flying carrot puree and the likes. They are made like this to make it easier to get into baby jars, but I rarely use these as I am making my own baby food. The spoon head is soft and does not hurt my baby's gums when he chomps down, he quite enjoys chewing them when his gums are bothering him. The spoon head is what I would presume as an average tea spoon size which is bigger than a lot of unbranded weaning spoons that I have seen, this size is perfect for my son as he is a very greedy baby and likes his food fast so the smaller spoons would have been no good for his needs. The base of the spoon is quite shallow so it is therefore easy to get the food into the baby's mouth without loads being left on the spoon. They are suitable for babies 4months plus and this is when we started weaning. The product is also BPA- free which is what we are recommended to use by the midwives (not sure everyone is given this advice).
My one disadvantage to this product is that they easily stain if you are using the spoons in red/orange coloured purees then it is more than guaranteed to stain the spoon, this is more apparent when you are out and cannot completely wash the spoon there and then. The spoons are easy to wash though it is just a pain when they are stained and don't look clean when they are. This is why I am only giving these spoons a four, if I would have known about this problem before I purchased it I would have probably purchased the clear tip spoons instead.
Tommee Tippee produce two varieties of spoon, one for weaning and a chunkier version for when your child is ready to feed themselves, the feeder is made from thicker plastic and is a more substantial spoon which my daughter found very easy to grip and was perfect for spraying food around the dining room when she was first gaining that bit of independence that comes with feeding yourself.
The weaning spoons come in packs of six and cost somewhere between £4- £5 while the feeding spoons are in packs of five and are about a pound more expensive. There are lots of different colours available, we had some pink and some green colours in the packs we bought. The weaning spoons are nice and light with a small shallow head that I found to be just the right size for my little one who has quite a small mouth. They are made from moulded plastic and are very easy to grip. The feeding spoons are bigger and heavier, this means they are more robustly made and hold their shape better when they get a bit more wear and tear especially when used as a drum stick and are banged on the feeding tray.
The spoons are dishwasher friendly and easy to clean however some of the colour did begin to fade a little after a while and one of the spoons got stained from a tomato based sauce, this might have been more noticeable because of the light pink colour and there are darker colours to opt for.
My daughter adapted well to the chunkier feeding spoons and certainly seems to prefer these, despite the extra size she has no problem with feeding herself even if the process was rather messy. The quality is good and they have lasted pretty well for what is a very reasonably priced product and one that I would certainly recommend.
I started introducing solid food to my baby when she hit the five month mark. I had read up on weaning prior to this and I happened to read that it is a good idea to introduce cutlery to the baby, for example a bowl and spoon before beginning the weaning process.
I went out and bought lots of feeding utensils - I have a habit of getting excited over the smallest things if it's baby related! I was quite overwhelmed by the amount of choice for something as simple as baby spoons, but I settled on the Tommee Tippee soft tip weaning and feeding spoons, mainly because I have a number of Tommee Tippee products already and have been really pleased with the quality.
The spoons are available in different sized packs including packs of four, five or six and I opted for the pack of five. These are priced at £3.99 a pack which I think is very reasonable considering the amount of use that we've got out of them already and as they are so durable I think that they'll last for a pretty long time. The spoons are widely available and can be purchased from a range of supermarkets as well as Boots and Amazon. I bought my pack from Asda. The spoons come in transparent plastic packaging which has all of the information needed written on the front of it on a cardboard label. I found the packaging awkward to open and had to cut it open with scissors in the end.
In each multi pack there are five spoons. The spoons are brightly coloured so easily catch my babies attention and the colours are unisex - we have different colours including purple, orange, blue, green and lilac. The spoons are all identical in design and it is clear from looking at them that they're baby spoons due to the size of them as well as the bright colours. The handle of the spoon is made of plastic and it has a soft rubbery type of finish to it and it is nice and chunky with grooves on each side making it easy for a baby to grip. I like that the spoon is soft as my daughter has a habit of flinging things around and I know that if she did throw this and it hit her on the face (which I hope never happens!) it wouldn't hurt her.
The tips of the spoons are nice and soft and are a good size for my babies mouth. The spoons holds runny food, eg purees and baby rice etc securely in the bowl of the spoon despite it not being very deep. The spoons are the ideal size for feeding my baby her food out of a Tommee Tippee storage pot and they're long enough to get every last bit of food out of the bottom of the pot. The spoons are very sturdy feeling and do not give way if I apply any pressure to them when scraping frozen puree out of the container.
I feed my baby with these by hand but she has recently been adamant to try and snatch it off of me as I think she sees the spoons as toys to be honest! At just under six months old my daughter hasn't grasped the concept of self feeding at all, however she is easily able to grasp the spoon and hold it securely and she also enjoys having a good chew on it! These are gentle on her gums due to the soft, rubbery material so they are kind of like a 2-in-1 product; teether and spoon, lol.
The spoons are BPA free meaning there are no nasty chemicals in the material used and they can be washed in the dishwasher. They wash well and I've had no issues with the bowl of the spoon staining. I overall reccommend these feeding spoons as they are good quality and cheap.
==Tommee Tippee Weaning and Feeding Spoons==
The Tommee Tippee feeding spoon is available in a whole ton of different stores and I purchased ours from my local boots when Jack was around the 6 month age mark. They are recommended from 4 months plus and are designed especially for children to hold and begin to try and feed themselves.
They come in a few different colours including blue and green and pink and orange. They are sold in packs of 3 for around the £4 price tag region. Tommee Tippee also do a heat sensor spoon which has the same look but will change colour if the food on the spoon is too hot. We didn't get along very well with the heat spoons and for the extra money they really weren't worth buying so we stuck to using these regular feeding spoons.
The spoons are made of a softish plastic type of material which is BPA free and the spoons themselves are suitable for putting into a steriliser which is still recommended for children under a year old. The handles of the spoons are slightly shaped and this is said to be a better shape for small hands to grip onto with relate ease.
The spoons are ideal to use for all types of mushy baby food from yoghurt's to puréed vegetables and even the lumpier types of shepherds pie and the like. I always used to give Jack one spoon to hold and would feed him with another myself. The softer plastic head of the spoon meant that if he scraped his gums on it there wouldn't be any real cause for concern like there would be with metal cutlery.
I have to say that these spoons have really stood the test of time because even now with Jack being 5 we still use the spoons with him for eating his yoghurt's sometimes and they will certainly be good enough for the next baby too use when he is old enough. When I first bought these spoons I did think there were a little bit expensive for what they were but seeing as they have lasted so well they have certainly got their monies worth out of them.
I have nothing negative to say about these spoons and for that reason I feel that a top score of 5 out of 5 stars and a very high recommendation is well deserved.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
When we started weaning my son, we bought a heap of Tommee Tippee weaning aids, having been very satisfied with the bottles from their range. Amongst the thing we bought were weaning spoons. We bought a pack of these in blue and green (3 blue and 3 green). They also come in other colours, including pink. A pack of six cost us around £3. Later on, when my son was ready to begin spoon feeding himself, we bought a pack of 5 feeding spoons, which are slightly chunkier, for around £4.
The spoons are made of plastic and the weaning spoons are very lightweight. The feeding spoons are slightly thicker set and heavier - so withstand a lot more bashing etc! The spoon head is quite small and shallow, so can fit neatly into a little one's mouth. At the same time, it can still hold a significant amount of food. The food is held in position very well and does not slip off easily.
The spoons are easy to use, comfortable to hold and well made. They wash up fairly well, although they do suffer some staining from particularly vibrant foods - e.g. spaghetti bolognese. The spoons can be washed in the dishwasher though, and do wash up fairly well. My son sometimes will bite on the spoons quite substantially but they have not been dented or damaged by this so appear pretty resilient too.
Overall, I can't fault these spoons. They made the weaning process quite pain free for us as the shape and size was ideal for both me as the feeder and my son's baby-sized mouth. A pack of six has lasted us well over 6 months and I still don't see any need to replace these. My son finds the feeding spoons a good size to hold in his hand and also to direct into his mouth (helping his co-ordination no end!). Again, these are of good quality and I have been impressed with these.
In summary, if you are looking for some spoons for weaning, these are ideal and I definitely recommend them.