Moving your baby on to solid foods is a huge step. One way to make it easier for you and your baby is to use the right spoon. Whether you’re serving jars of baby food or making your own, the right spoon helps your baby get used to eating and keeps them engaged. We found some of the best products out there to help you find the right one for you. First, here are a few things to keep in mind.
Material: Most of these spoons are made of silicone, which is a great choice because it’s soft, naturally hypoallergenic, and resists the growth of bacteria. There are some other options that work well, too, like stainless steel, bamboo, and plastic.
Size: This is the length of the spoon from end to end. Longer spoons are great for parents and make feeding in a high chair really easy. Smaller spoons are a good choice when your baby starts to feed themselves.
Color: Some of these products only come in one color while others give you a rainbow in every pack. Don’t worry, none of them are boring. They’re all bright and cheerful to keep your baby’s interest.
BPA Free: BPA is a chemical used in producing some plastics that can affect hormones and other things when ingested. Products that are BPA free don’t have this chemical and are much safer for your little one.
Pieces: All of these spoons come in multi-packs containing at least 2 and as many as 5 items. It’s a good idea to have a few extra spoons on hand so that you always have a backup when the others are dirty.
Soft Tip: Most of these spoons have a soft, silicone tip that’s soft and gentle on your baby’s gums and teeth. That said, as they get older, they should transition to a more traditional hard spoon which you’ll find here, too.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s move into our reviews. If you’re in a hurry, start right at the beginning. That’s where you’ll find our top and budget picks which is the best way to get an idea of the range that’s available. Stick around if you can, though. Whether you’re looking for a plastic bent handle baby spoon or one that’s organic, there are a lot of really great options here. Ready? Let’s go.