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Toddler Utensils

Toddler utensils are an important part of toddler independence. The right tools set your little one up for self-feeding victory. Read on to learn some more about toddler utensils so that you can pick up a set so your baby, now toddler can continue eating solids successfully. Bitsy Bug Boutique has curated a collection of the best toddler utensils available today. 

View our durable toddler utensil collection below:

What Are Toddler Utensils?

Toddler utensils are tools such as a fork, knife, and spoon; to help your toddler eat. They come in thinner, smaller, and longer sizes and shapes that deliver food to mouths and keep it off hands! While they are similar to baby utensils, toddler utensils are a bit smaller, so your little one can wean off baby tools and soon start on regular sized utensils. They serve as a gateway. Toddler utensils come in all sorts of colors, prints, and patterns, so there’s one that will interest your child, making mealtime much more fun.

Sold in toddler utensil sets, these objects come in a carrying case to make them easily transportable in case parents need to bring them out to dinner or even on vacation.

Why Are They Useful?

Toddler eating utensils are useful because an adult sized spoon is still too big for your toddler’s mouth. While they are starting to master gripping utensils, toddler tools have a special textured feature built in so they know where to hold the item and so that it doesn’t slip out of their hands. Adult sized knives and  forks are generally unsafe since they are sharp, but toddler utensils have rounded prongs, and a flat knife design.

Utensils are useful because they help to enhance mealtime. Moms and dads no longer have to sit and spoon feed their child. With the right tools, your toddler will learn how to eat properly. The utensils continue to improve eye hand coordination, fine motor skills, and promote independence. 

What Are They Made From?

The best utensils are made from silicone. This material is far safer than plastic. It is soft, smooth, and flexible.Silicone is easy to clean too! Simply put in the dishwasher for easy cleaning or hand wash it with soap.

Many toddler utensils, much like baby utensils are also made from plastic. This is an affordable option and the tools can be safe to use as long as they are BPA-free and phthalate free. Always read labels and seek out safe ingredients.

Stainless steel is another popular material used in baby utensils. Durable and sturdy, stainless steel is hypoallergenic, a cinch to clean, and will last for years. Parents can pass down a stainless steel set from one generation to another if desired as well.

Pass Them Down

Some parents wish to use utensils and keep them as heirloom pieces. If cost isn’t a factor and you want gorgeous and timeless tools, consider making a sterling silver purchase, or picking up customized gold utensils. A high quality set like this makes a fabulous gift and is sure to be used and then saved and treasured. 

The best utensil for your baby is one that is safe and that fits in with your budget, so choose something that will maximize your investment and be able to be used for years.  All types above are excellent choices. 

Where Can You Use Them?

Toddler utensils can be taken anywhere! Parents opt to keep a set in their utensil drawer, but also have another set that they can utilize at restaurants, parties, and even when eating picnic style outdoors.It is also nice to keep a set at a grandparent’s house, or another family member’s home that your toddler frequently spends time at to cut down on packing. 

Toddler utensils are important objects that enhance your toddler’s developmental milestones and turn them into a preschool eating pro. Pick up a set that fits your needs, your budget, and your lifestyle!