The NumNum® Pre-Spoon GOOtensil was the first in a new category of starter spoons created for babies who haven’t developed wrist rotation yet, a major motor skill that sets in around a child’s second birthday. The innovative flat design has won multiple awards, but more importantly it has won over the hearts of babies and parents worldwide. It was a good start.
When it’s too soon to spoon, it’s the perfect time for NumNum®
Designed for use with purees and other food blends, a NumNum GOOtensil™ is a pre-spoon that makes self-feeding easier for little ones just starting utensils. Unlike a spoon, the head is flat, so there's no scooping, no balancing, and no wrong way to hold it!
When to use
To safely use a utensil, a child must be able to sit unassisted and hold their head up. After which, experts recommend introducing a utensil when the child expresses an interest. This can happen as early as 6 months, but most kids are truly ready to tackle utensils somewhere between 10 and 14 months.
GOOtensils can be used with a range of foods, including baby food, home blends, oatmeal, yogurt, mashed solids and more. We share recipes on our social media often!
How to use
Introduce stage one pre-spoon (with raised textures) first so child can soothe their sore gums as they are getting acclimated to holding the utensil. Once the child has learned the basic food-to-mouth motion, the stage two pre-spoon, which holds more food, can be used interchangeably for thicker foods.
When to transition to a spoon
Most children get wrist rotation around their second birthday. Wrist rotation unlocks scooping and balancing, allowing the child to properly use a spoon. Some signs that wrist rotation has set in include scooping around the corners of the bowl and successfully maneuvering the spoon to the mouth with more food. If these signs are present, congratulations, your child is ready to graduate to the spoon!
Stage One & Stage Two Pre-Spoons.
- Stage One pre-spoon with dimples grabs just enough food
- Textured surface soothes sore gums
- Thicker handle designed to comfortably and securely fit a child’s hand
- Flat design is easier to use than a spoon because there’s no wrong way to hold it
- Stage Two pre-spoon with channels captures and holds food
- Dishwasher safe