After opening our package we followed the directions and washed them. Our son has been using the Take and Toss Spoons off and on since he started eating rice cereal. At four months he learned how to swallow rice cereal, auspiciously this spoon held the right portion of food for his tiny mouth. Now several month later we have continued to use the Take and Toss Spoons for pureed meats lumpy fruits and vegetables. The spoons have been used with homemade meals and commercially prepared pureed cooked foods. When I first started feeding him with these spoons; I would look into his eyes and monitor his facial expressions to see if he liked it, eureka! He tolerates the colorful spoons without hesitation.
Now at nine months his hand and eye coordination have improved immensely. He continues to like the Take and Toss Spoons so much; that he is currently attempting to self-feed. At present he reaches for his spoons whenever I attempt to feed him, he also puts his fingers in his food and licks his fingers, and at times attempts to suck the food off of the spoon. One of the many things we like about the spoons is that the colors hold his attention and calm him down as he waits to eat. The spoons help make feeding an enjoyable social event.
The spoons plastic material is soft and gentle to our sons gums. Take and Toss Spoons are designed with a small shovel like design that holds the appropriate amount of food for him. The spoons handle offers ample space to securely and comfortably hold it in our hand when we feed him. The winning points with these particular spoons are numerous; they are durable and long lasting. The spoons are not like the cheap picnic utensils so dont worry about them breaking, the plastic although soft is extremely hardwearing. We have re-used and rinsed them off when traveling and on the go and at the end of the trip, we simply throw it away.
The First Years Take and Toss Spoons are sold in a pack of 12 assorted colored spoons. They are part of a line of disposable infant and toddler feeding devices. Other products include snack containers and sippy cups. They are all color coordinated so you can have matching sets.