I really enjoy feeding Darah, and for several reasons. But one of those reasons is because I can keep the mess factor of meal time reasonably low if I’m the one wielding the utensils. I recently read a magazine article that strongly suggested letting toddlers her age start to try using the spoon as it is time for them to start developing their fine motor skills in this area.
I found some really cool utensils that are perfect for training her to feed herself. Check out the Spork Little, made by Light My Fire, and sold at a super cool site called Spoon Sisters. Here’s a bit more about the Little Spork: “Our Spork brings a bit of civilization to the wild and a bit of the wild to civilization. No serrated edges. made of heat resistant material. Dishwasher safe. Extremely durable. Especially designed for infants and toddlers.”
The folks at Spoon Sisters sent us the 3 pack that comes with a red, white and light pink Little Spork. They are super cool! I’ve been really surprised by how sturdy they are, which is a good thing, because Darah likes to try to bend them. I could see other utensils made with weaker material breaking, but these are going to make it, just fine. I also really love that when I give her a spork, she has the opportunity to try both a fork and a spoon. While she isn’t yet poking anything with the fork, it’s good for her to get used to it. Finally, I like that the sporks are compact. While Darah still flings food with them (grumble grumble), I noticed that the food doesn’t go quite as far with her sporks. Hooray!
The Little Spork set is one of HUNDREDS of downright awesome gifts that Spoon Sisters offers. From their site, “Our product mix sets us apart. Our sensibilities range from classic to kitsch, funny to functional.” I have found that Spoon Sisters has one of the best selections of gift-worthy items that I have ever encountered online. They have cool gift ideas for every occasion, every recipient and every budget! In addition to those fabulous Little Sporks, some of my favorites finds are the Sky Umbrella, the Herb Savor and the My Biby Tee (what an adorable shower gift that would make!).
Buy it!: If you need to train your little one on how to use utensils, Spork Little is a great way to go. A pack of 3 is just $8.95. If you are on the lookout for the perfect gift for pretty much anyone, you really should browse the Spoon Sisters website. I bet you’ll find something you’ll absolutely love. I’ve definitely bookmarked their sale section to visit in October when I’m doing most of my Christmas shopping, because I love finding bargains on super cool stuff!
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