Meal time with a baby or toddler at times can resemble a crime scene! Spoons and forks are thrown in frustration, bowls are flipped and worn as hats and food is found everywhere but in your child’s mouth!
Children will refuse to wear a hat in the sun but as soon as they see a bowl full of food it goes on their head and stays on there! Most of this is caused by frustration.
They want to feed themselves but don’t have the required fine motor skills yet to bend their wrist and keep the food on the spoon or fork while getting it in their mouth.
As a parent this can be frustrating to watch. When setting up Eat Teeth Sleep we wanted to source products that parents would actually need and want. Products that help make parenting easier and help to solve some of those parenting frustrations.
We want to be able to help our children but we need to let them explore and develop… much to our own frustration and sometimes at the expense of our sanity!
After an evening of yoghurt ending up in my little one’s hair, my hair, on the walls and in the carpet, I set out in search of a product that could possibly help solve my little one’s feeding dilemma! He was determined to feed himself but frustrated when it wouldn’t work for him.
I stumbled across a product that I believe is probably one of the best products you can buy for your child. Num Num Dips are designed for self-feeding. They are two dippers designed to take the frustration out of self-feeding for babies and toddlers.
Unlike a spoon there is no right or wrong way to hold them. There is less mess because what sticks to the Num Nums, stays on the Num Nums. They are the training wheels of the utensil world!
We couldn’t believe it the first time we presented our little one with them to eat his yoghurt. Fifteen minutes later, of quiet no fuss eating, he had finished the whole bowl by himself!
I don’t know whether we were more excited about him eating a whole bowl of yoghurt by himself or that we had discovered something that would get us 15 minutes of quiet time at the dinner table. The only negative with the Num Nums is once you give them the dippers don’t expect them back without a fight! That night we had to wait until he fell asleep to prize them out of his hands.
Not only are they great for learning to feed they are also a great for teething. One dip has a dimpled head and the other has a channeled head to make the food stick better, but that also means they are great for soothing sore gums.
They are the perfect size, built for little hands, making it easy for them to get food from the bowl to mouth. The Num Nums are dishwasher safe which for me is essential, and they are BPA free and free from all the other nasties.
I would probably say this would be the best value product on our whole website. For the money you pay for them and the results you get you will be amazed.
~ Amy ~