Look who’s eating all by himself! With the right accessories from Clicks, he’ll soon be welcome at any table
With the big milestones of sitting, crawling and walking under his belt, your toddler is developing the fine motor skills that allow him to control smaller items like cutlery. He probably has a few teeth too, which means he is fast approaching the day he can sit at the big table with you and eat many of the same foods.
5 toddler feeding tips
Assume he’ll eat anything. Don’t make some foods more important than others, or he’ll soon pick up your anxiety. Give him a range of foods to choose from and he is likely to try them all.
Give small amounts. Toddlers become daunted if they are faced with a huge pile of food. Rather use a plate with divisions to keep small amounts of different types of foods separate.
Avoid huge knives and forks that are heavy and clumsy for small hands. Correctly-sized cutlery lets him get used to the feel of metal without stabbing himself with your favourite silverware.
Don’t stress about mess. If there are peas on the floor or jelly in his hair, wait until later to clean him up.
Let him do it. DON’T be tempted to grab the spoon and start shovelling. He will learn the skills much more quickly if you let him try without interfering.The tools your toddler needs
The Clicks baby care toddler feeding accessories range has everything your toddler will use to get ready for dinner with the president!
- Feeding plate with divisions
Three separate sections for separating different foods at mealtimes.
Has an egg cup or sauce dipping pot in the middle of the plate.
The ergonomic shape and non-slip base makes it easy for your toddler to feed comfortably.
Easy-grip curved handles with soft finger and thumb rests which are specially designed to teach baby to hold the cutlery in the correct position.
High grade stainless steel parts have been specially sized for little mouths.
A soft coated straw-spout and a soft grip that's kind to toddlers' developing gums, teeth and hands.
Easy flow non-spill valve self adjusts to the age of the toddler, allowing more liquid to pass as the toddler grows.
Travel cover keeps the soft spout clean on outings and trips and when the cup is not being used.
Also available: Non-spill toddler training cup priced from R45.99. Exclusive to Clicks.Click here
to read more about the Clicks baby care feeding accessories range.