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”
Weaning & Drinking
Start at highchair/mealtimes so your little one is seated and in a good position to begin learning their new skill. Put just a little bit of liquid, be it milk or water, in the cup to begin with. If there are spills this will keep them to a minimum and the cup will be kept ultra lightweight for your young child. To help, try holding the cup with your baby or toddler so that you are guiding it to their mouth with them. The next stage is to hover a hand nearby whilst they start to hold and direct the cup themselves. It’s really important to give lots of praise for your child’s efforts. Sitting with them and letting them watch you drink from an open cup is extremely beneficial too as they love to copy and learn brilliantly from it. The benefits of adopting this super sipping skill from weaning onwards are numerous, including oral health, orthodontic development and fine motor skills. It might take a little practise or your little one might sip straight away. Whichever is the case, it really is worth it.
Babycup First Cups are in line with UNICEF’s baby friendly initiative and support their recommendation to use a small open cup whilst establishing breastfeeding. Babycup First Cups are useful for a number of different scenarios such as tongue-tie, cleft, latch issues, bottle refusers or for feeding expressed milk.
We recommend asking your midwife or health visitor todemonstrate the technique for cup-feeding.
- Mini open cup for babies and young children
- Perfectly sized for little mouths and hands
- Slim drinking edge and small circumference
- Beautifully made in gorgeous colours
- Translucent so little ones can see inside
- Dishwasher, steriliser and autoclave safe
- Supports oral health, sipping and fine motor skills
- BPA-free, high quality production, sleek design
- Loved by parents & recommended by health professionals
“Babycup – This little cup is perfect for baby’s first tastes of water at weaning time. It is just the right size for little hands and promotes drinking from a rim which is so important for oral development. Babycup should be a normal part of the weaning process.”
Oral Health Promoter NHS, West Sussex Continue reading “EXPERTS SAY”
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