We have always been a big fan of introducing self-feeding skills relatively early with our babies. My biggest issue with Addilyn was that she so often would choke or gag herself when practicing with utensils. I knew when it came time to start teaching Lilliana, that I needed to find some better training options. Naturally, when Grabease reached out and asked if I would like to try their stainless steel utensils in exchange for a review, that was a big fat YES!
I absolutely love that they include a choke barrier with all of their products. I have so much more peace of mind letting her experiment and play without fear of harm. The teeny little knife is a fun bonus, as none of our other training sets have ever come with that. Lillie loves to “cut it,” and even our 3-year-old begs to play with it.
Look at that sweet little face. She was tickled to death with her pretty new goodies, and had fun experimenting with scooping and digging with it. The other huge win for me, was that she didn’t turn the spoon upside down. If you have a child learning self-feeding you know, they so often will rotate as they bring it to their mouths, thus dumping all of the food off. The way that these spoons are designed seems to help them simply bring the food to their mouth. Which creates far less mess for this momma!
Babies then graduate to the Ergonomic Utensils, which encourage independent feeding! This is from their site:
“Our utensils are designed to safely nurture independence in little ones ready to meet their self-feeding developmental milestone. Our patented fork and spoon sets were the first utensils designed with babies’ independence in mind, and they come highly recommended by Occupational Therapists. The ergonomic handle fits comfortably in babies’ natural hand grasp, making the hand-to-mouth motion easier! Using this set will also help strengthen their fingers while encouraging proper pencil grasp development (this will come in handy later!).”
If you are as OCD as this mama is, these All-over bibs are amazing! I wish I had had them when my girls were in the early self-feeding stages. You better believe that if we have more babies, I will be ordering a few! You simply slip it on your baby, and over their entire highchair. Mealtime cleanup takes seconds. And all the mamas said “Hallelujah!”
I’ve tried many suction bowls. Most lose suction really easily, and are still chucked into the floor. The Grabease Suction Bowls are amazing! Perfect for Baby Led Weaning, they help control portion sizes and balance meals as well.
Last, but definitely not least, they sent me some of these awesome Reusable Snack Bags to try! We go through so many snack baggies around here and I love that these are not only eco-friendly, but they save us big money! It also helps keep portions age-appropriate, and the utensils fit inside perfectly for on-the-go use!
While this isn’t really a food related item, their little double sided toothbrushes are awesome as well! Perfect for little hands, these encourage self-brushing while also making sure teeth don’t get missed.
I’m incredibly impressed! Every product is very thoughtfully designed and encourages your Child’s development and independence. Aside from that obvious priority, they are convenient, easy to use and make a mama’s life much easier (hello, awesome bib!). If you are considering baby led weaning, you need to run over to their site and stock up on all the things!