The 10 Best Baby Spoons
This wiki has been updated 15 times since it was first published in February of 2018. Once little ones have graduated to solid foods, proper utensils are important not only to protect their delicate mouths, but also to help them adjust to self-feeding. Make mealtime a breeze while keeping your infant safe and entertained with a choice from our list of baby spoons. They come in many colorful designs, some of which include carrying cases that are great for busy parents on the go. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
May 19, 2020:
Like a well-made sippy cup, a comfortable and durable baby spoon is an important part of a little one's entering the self-feeding stage. They’re designed with comfortable, toddler-friendly handles and soft basins that are gentle on delicate gums, and some, like the silicone ChooMee Starter, can also serve as teethers. Today we rounded out the list by adding in the Nuk First Essentials, which are designed for those who are 18 months or older, who have larger mouths as well as some experience with eating solids and self-feeing. Like the longer-necked Nuk Rest Easy, which we moved into the number one spot, these feature built-in supports that conveniently allow you to set them down on the table without spilling food.
Another set we personally love is the The First Years Take & Toss, which come as a pack of 16 and offers an impressive value for the very low price. If you take them on the go and one disappears for good, you won’t feel too guilty, thanks to their disposable nature. However, you’ll likely want to hold onto these and use them over and over again, as they’re super easy to wash and are a cinch for toddlers to hold. They’re even safe for the microwave and the dishwasher. They come in a variety of bright colors, so your child can enjoy picking the one that matches his or her mood each meal. When you’re serving your baby any food that’s been heated, the Munchkin White-Hot Safety are a worthwhile set to have. Their colored tips turn white if the contents are hotter than 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Busy parents who are often out and about will appreciate sets like the Infantino Couple A and the Oxo Tot On-The-Go, which both come with carrying cases that keep them clean and contained in a diaper bag or a purse. For an eco-friendly set, check out the Avanchy Bamboo, which comes as a set of five, with an antimicrobial and biodegradable build. They’re a convenient alternative to plastic and are ergonomically designed to fit into small palms. Leaving the list today is the Olababy Training, which we replaced with a more readily available choice.
No matter which spoon or set of spoons you go with, make sure they're designed for your baby’s age range. For instance, some, like the Munchkin Soft-Tip, are designed for tots as young as three months of age, whereas others, like the Nuk ones we added today, are made for toddlers who are 1-1/2 years or older. Also, be sure to check with your pediatrician as to when it's okay to introduce semi-solids or solids to your youngster's diet. For safety's sake, always supervise your young child during mealtimes.
Things Remembered Pewter Feeding Spoon This engravable pewter spoon is a great way to wish a newborn a happy and prosperous life. It features a smooth, polished surface and has the look of fine silver. It’s handcrafted from lead-free ingredients and will not tarnish. It measures 5-1/2 inches in length and pairs nicely with pewter baby cups that are sold separately. It features intricately engraved floral and ribbon embellishments at the top and bottom of the handle, with space for a baby’s initials to be entered at the top. thingsremembered.com