I can myself! Does it sound familiar in your ears? Being able to explore and try for them self is an important part of the development of children’s abilities. The founder of the I Can baby spoon have really taking this seriously! This spoon is a must for all children, to learn to eat on their own.
I Can Multigrip spoon is a well-proven Swedish invention from 2013 that makes it easier for the child to start to eat themselves. Customized for small hands. With its low weight and multigrip function, the baby can grip the spoon just the way they want. Tweezers, thumb, precision, volar, finger and transverse grips are a much more useful grip than the “whole hand grip” as all other children’s spoons invites to. The child trains its fingers instead of the arm and gives an intuitive transition from eating with its hands.
The hole in the spoon provides contact between the thumb and index finger for increased stability, and if the child wants it, it may pierce the thumb or index finger for a secure grip.
Experts says that it is important that meals are a positive experience from the beginning. Many children also want to help themselves to eat. Likewise, eating is by it self an excellent way to develop the motor skills, food is a good motivation.
6 different grips
6 different grips that the child can use to practice fine motor skills. Five finger- , precision-, thumb- and transverse grip are a much more useful grip than the “whole hand grip” that a lot of childrens spoons invite to.
The child trains his fingers instead of the arm and gives an intuitive transition from eating with his hands. The hole in the Spoon provides contact between the thumb and index finger for increased stability, and if the child wants it, it may put their thumb or index finger for a secure grip.
- 6 months: The child is eating with his hands.
- 9 months: The child begins to pick peas, crumbs, etc. between the index finger and the thumb.Child holds spoon during feeding. Encourage child’s own eating. Use thumb or finger grips.
- 12 months: Children have develop their fine motor skills and can start to eat byt themselves with the twizer or precision grip.
- 18 months: The child is eating using fine motorskills with varying grips. Done wiping floor, child can now eat!*
(*Children’s development varies, a lot! Just encourage, encourage, encourage! Remember it is about nutrition and dexterity training, the mess is inevitable, and good!)
A: The spoon is flat vertically, which encourages the precision / tweezers grip.
B: The hole allows thumb- and transverse finger grip.
C: Possibility of more grip, key, five finger and transverse volar grip
D: The spoon is angled upwards to more easily extract the food from the bowl. Most of the time, it is usually lost immediately when it comes out of the bowl.
E: The beak provides extra support inside the hand
F: The spoon is really stretched so that the child can easily get the food on the spoon
G: Low weight (4 grams), small size that fits children’s small fingers
At least six different grips
Transverse Finger Grip
Transverse Volaric Grip
Five Finger Grip
Lateral Precision Grip
Why is – I can Multi Grip Spoon – world unique
The can spoon has a world unique flat vertical grip, which rises from the table surface and allows the child to take the spoon with the “tweezers grip” with two or more fingers. Many other childrens spoons encourage the use of the rather primitive whole-hand grip, a stable grip indeed, but it hardly encourages the development of motor skills as well as learning to eat. Continue reading “SMART SPOON”