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