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Large sets of children's metal cutlery?

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drspouse Wed 28-Dec-16 08:52:09

Our DCs are 2 and 4 and can't quite manage adult cutlery yet, but use up all our cute/matching sets, that only come in packs of 3 or 2, within half a day. Mainly by throwing on the floor/dropping I suspect.
Is there anywhere that has child sized metal cutlery in proper amounts - they need at least as many as we have, not 2 pairs each!
We have some hand me down Ikea plastic ones but I think they need metal now, especially as DC1 can't really manage cutting and needs to practice.

AngelBlue12 Wed 28-Dec-16 08:54:35

I bought a set of 36 from eBay for about £12.

BikeRunSki Wed 28-Dec-16 08:55:40

We just had several sets of this. Cheap enough to have a few sets. Handy for lunch boxes now.

stillwantrachelshair Wed 28-Dec-16 09:08:32

Lakeland do a knife/fork/spoon/teaspoon set for about £5. I bought six sets a few weeks ago and am really pleased. The knife has a decent serrated edge so you can cut with it quite well, they are solid & a good weight, they are a good size for my 7yo & 4yo.
It was a lot of money but we were out for Sunday lunch a few weeks ago and I was appalled at my children's lack of cutlery skills. In a nice restaurant, it seemed more apparent than when at home.

drspouse Wed 28-Dec-16 11:21:22

It seems a bit of a racket to charge the same practically for a four piece kids set as a 20 piece adult set!
I'll have to stalk eBay for larger sets I think!

NotCitrus Wed 28-Dec-16 11:25:39

What about getting adult cake forks, butter knives, and dessert spoons? Basically smaller than main meal adult cutlery.

RNBrie Wed 28-Dec-16 11:27:57

@notcitrus great idea. Our dc use the cake forks and butter knives that we were given as a wedding present and they are perfect.

drspouse Wed 28-Dec-16 13:54:43

Sold alone those also seem quite pricey! It probably works if you have a very large set and hardly ever use the smaller ones though.

You can get decent sized sets of butter knives on their own though.

drspouse Wed 28-Dec-16 14:00:24

It just seems daft how much more expensive they are.

For example a set of 16 pieces for £10.99 for adults.

But just a fork and spoon for children is £4.79.

SpotTheDuck Wed 28-Dec-16 14:07:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FreeButtonBee Wed 28-Dec-16 14:09:13

I got dessert forks and knives from John Lewis, agree it's expensive but at least you don't end up with loads of spoons which are not needed as a teaspoon is fjne. They have been great. I got 6 of each for my 3yo twins.

drspouse Wed 28-Dec-16 14:19:03

Spot that's more like it! And not a Thomas or Elsa in sight.

Free actually these are fairly reasonable and very cute. May be tempted.

drspouse Wed 28-Dec-16 14:19:52

Not sure why Spot withdrew that message but I've saved the link fortunately!

Etak15 Wed 28-Dec-16 14:24:14

Where do the ones you have go when you've 'used them up' Can't you just wash them?

SpotTheDuck Wed 28-Dec-16 14:24:49

Hah, it was because my husband said it was automatically showing my real name and Amazon account details and I was worried about being outed! Not sure if if was just showing on his iPad or in general?

But for anybody wondering, Amazon has a set of 30 or so children's cutlery pieces for about £12, just search for children's metal cutlery and it's the bestseller smile

Etak15 Wed 28-Dec-16 14:26:34

Poundland sometimes have metal kids cutlery sets

butteredbarmbrack Wed 28-Dec-16 14:32:20

We use Ikea Dragon cutlery, and bought a set of the "dessert" size, knives, forks and spoons. They were just right for kids graduating from mini/plastic cutlery, and still useful when they move on to adult size. About £15 for the set of six knoves/forks/spoons.

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