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The right time for baby spoons & children's cutlery

When milk meals are no longer enough, it is time to switch to solid foods. Whether the child prefers porridge or would like to take part in the normal family meal is a matter for parents and child to decide individually. Basically, however, it is recommended that toddlers should understand their food themselves. This includes touching the food, smelling it or even sucking on it. This can sometimes degenerate into mud-slinging, but this should not cause parents to panic. If you are feeding porridge, you can simply hand a small spoon to the child so that he or she learns by watching and feeding himself or herself a spoon. If the child has the motor skills to hold a fork or spoon, it can also try using cutlery. Feeding is of course allowed, but here too children should train their motor skills independently - even if something goes wrong from time to time.

Find the perfect children's cutlery for your needs

Work up an appetite for complementary feeding! Browse through the wide range of colourful and lovingly designed children's cutlery. Cheerful motifs make eating and trying things out fun for the child. Handles in rocket look make the fliers land better in the mouth. Colourful animal motifs are not only fun to eat but can also be touched and looked at in the hand. Explain the animals to your child and practise the sounds. This makes eating fun. Bright colours appeal to the child's senses. Ergonomically shaped handles make it easier to hold. Here, parents and child are guaranteed to find the perfect cutlery for their first attempts at eating.

What to look for when buying baby spoons & cutlery for children

Forks with rounded prongs and wide handles are suitable as the first cutlery. They are not only easier to hold but also prevent the child from hurting itself. Spoons are also very suitable. The larger surface area makes it easier for children to pick up their food and bring it to their mouths. Short handles are useful at the beginning so that the path to the child's mouth is as short as possible. At around 2 years of age, children can also use a child's knife for the first time. Soft foods such as bananas or bread are suitable for the first attempts. And here too, practice makes perfect. If you use plastic cutlery, always make sure that it is free of harmful substances. Then you can enjoy it for a long time and feel good when your child nibbles on it.