A review of the best utensils for babies & toddlers from a mom of two! Having the right utensils for your child’s age and abilities can make a huge difference in teaching them to use utensils.
Most babies and toddlers will learn best with a few different types of utensils to practice with during their journey to self-feeding. I’m sharing the best baby & toddler utensils and the sequence in which you should use them.
Both of my boys have learned to use utensils a little after 18 month old and have been very proficient by 2. Here are some of our favorite baby & toddler utensils and how we use them.
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Best Baby Food Safety Spoon
We love these spoons because the tip will turn white if the food is too hot (approx 110 degrees F or 43.3 degrees C and above). This is a great feature if you routinely warm up your baby’s food and want to make sure its safe enough to eat and your baby won’t get injured.
The tip is also soft so its comfortable on your baby’s gums and the handle is metal so its extremely durable.
Munchkin recommends this spoon for 4+ months old or whenever your baby starts baby food, and the spoons come in a set of blue, teal, orange, and pink. We have used these for two babies now – although my second didn’t really take to purees. We put them in the dishwasher and they have held up great.
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Best Self-Feeding Utensils For Babies
This is a great option for your baby’s first set of utensils. The EZTOTZ set has a short rounded handles that gets thicker towards the end that make it easy for your baby to grasp from a variety of different angles. They are perfect for small hands!
This set also has a gag guard that helps keep your baby from putting the fork and spoon too far into their mouth and gagging or injuring themselves.
EZTOTZ utensils are BPA-free and non-toxic, are recommended for 6-12 mo and come in a variety of different colors. We have used them starting around 8 months through a little over a year.
Best Non-Toxic Silicone Toddler Utensils
This is the cutest silverware set we have tried and one of my new favorites! EZPZ Fun specializes in non-toxic silicone feeding supplies and the mini utensil set is made of this same, quality material.
The head of the fork and spoon are fairly narrow so they easily fit in your toddler’s mouth. There are also sensory bumps at the base of the fork and spoon for awareness. The utensil heads are made of a harder material, but the handles are firm silicone so they are comfortable in your baby’s hands and won’t slip.
EZPZ recommends this set for 12+ mo and this set comes in a variety of cute colors. We have used the spoon specifically a little before 12 months since its perfect for yogurt and other pureed food!
Best Budget-Friendly Utensils
A great no-frills, budget-friendly fork and spoon set for toddlers! The fork is rounded for safe feeding and it also acts as a ‘spoon’ to make scooping with the fork a little easier for toddlers to do.
This set is exrememly affordable and also durable and comes in a set with three colors (blue, green, and orange). Munchkin recommends them for 12+mo.
This has been our go-to set for more than 2 years. They are extremely affordable and have held up well with two toddlers.
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Best Metal Toddler Utensils
The perfect toddler-sized metal utensils! Your toddler will get to feel like an adult with their stainless steel silverware set, but will also enjoy the small details like the engraved animals at the bottom (this truly makes them fun and toddler friendly).
This set is dishwasher safe and extremely durable. Annova recommends them for ages 24+ mo. We got them for my toddler’s second birthday and they have held up very well so far!
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Best Fun Toddler Utensils
This set is very similar to the ones we have (they are a different brand no longer available) and have over 1000 5-star reviews. A fun utensil set can help with picky eating or for times your toddler needs a little encouragement to eat.
Constructive eating utensils are made and packaged in the USA and are dishwasher and microwave safe.
My boys love when I bring these out and frequently request them for eating! Constructive Eating also makes full-sets with plates & dinosaur themed utensils as well: All Constructive Eating Utensils.
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Pictured above is Toddler Carrot Cake Oatmeal >>>> Find the Recipe Here
Best Baby & Toddler Utensils Summary
Here is another breakdown of the best baby & toddler utensils from a mom of two! We personally have and use all of these utensils and I highly recommend them for teaching your baby or toddler to start self-feeding with utensils:
- Munchkin White Hot Safety Spoons
- EZTOTZ Self Feeding Baby Utensils
- EZPZ Fun Mini Utensils
- Munchkin Plastic Fork & Spoon Set
- Annova Stainless Steel Toddler Utensils
- Constructive Eating Construction Utensils
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