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Ryoko Sat 11-Jun-11 14:24:45

Don't really know where else to put this? but bags of biscuits and crisps are not enough, the boy wants more so I was thinking of taking tins of food out with us but I'd need something to put the spoon in, I've got loads of plastic weening spoons they will do but what can I put one in to take out, any ideas?.

I looked at travel kiddy cutlery on Amazon and all they had was metal cutlery(don't want him having metal) and some over priced set called a Tumtum or something like that.

Madlizzy Sat 11-Jun-11 14:28:04

How old is he? Couldn't you make little sandwiches and take stuff like bits of cheese or cucumber in plastic tubs?

Ryoko Sat 11-Jun-11 14:37:40

13 months, he's never had a sandwich, he's had cheese and eaten toast before guess I could buy a sliced loaf.

I don't really eat bread much, it's all veg, meat, rice and pasta in this house, thats why I was thinking tins of stuff I could just open the cupboard and chuck a tin in the bag.

sliced polenta and rice cakes are my bread.

Panzee Sat 11-Jun-11 14:41:02

Little rice cakes? Babybel cheese? Both are very portable. I would always do Philadelphia on toast but if you're not a bread fan then that wouldn't work so well.

Madlizzy Sat 11-Jun-11 14:44:16

Definitely try him with a sandwich and any other fruit/veg that can be made into finger food.

Ryoko Sat 11-Jun-11 14:47:46

And he's fussy, he will eat anything if it's chucked in a tomatoe sauce or soup, otherwise finger foodwise if it's not buscuits and crisp it's brocoli, mushrooms, cheese, polenta, toast, wet pasta or ham. and he don't drink water, if you water the juice down too much he will not drink that and all and he's not keen on normal from the cow milk.

Sometime you can get him to eat a banana but every other fruit is a no no unless it's chucked in his morning porridge.

And he can't stand sweet potatoe, cucumber, parsnips, carrots unless they are disguised by a spicy/herb ridden tomatoe sauce.

Madlizzy Sat 11-Jun-11 14:53:20

Sounds like a switched on lad. grin Kids his age don't tend to eat much anyway as a rule, as their growth has slowed right down. Keep trying him with bits as it can take ages and ages for a baby to realise that actually, that bit of carrot they've been throwing at mum for the past 6 months, tastes all right. grin

hazeyjane Sat 11-Jun-11 14:53:57

Do you mean a cutlery holder like this?, I think Boots do one like it too, although i usually just put a spoon in the pocket of my bag, with a pot of food, and give it a wipe after ds has eaten.

I found metal cutlery easier for them to use, not sure why, and they can use it for longer too.

It sounds as though he eats quite a good range of food to me!

Ryoko Sat 11-Jun-11 14:54:15

I offered him strewberries dipped in sugar and even that didn't work he just sucked the sugar off and left the strewberry, it's his fave fruit in the porridge tho.

Basicly everything the books say is wrong, it's reversed, all the things Babies are spost to be happy to try first he don't want, all the things you don't expect him to like he does, for example my next planed things to try are sprouts, cabbage and raddishes.

Ryoko Sat 11-Jun-11 14:58:00

That looks a bit big, it's just to hold a spoon.

I haven't got him a cutlery set yet but I worry that he might chip his teeth on metal so I keep looking for plastic ones, he has 8 teeth.

plantsitter Sat 11-Jun-11 15:00:20

plastic sandwich bag?

hazeyjane Sat 11-Jun-11 15:00:33

If it's just a spoon, could you just shove it in your bag somewhere?

I don't think we have ever had a tooth chipping incident, but I guess it depends how vigorous they are with their shovelling technique!

naturalbaby Sat 11-Jun-11 15:00:40

i got a cutlery box thingy in boots, it has a lid on both sides and i keep my weaning spoons in it at home. i think there are a couple in mothercare, one is part of a lindam set. otherwise i have a tommee tippee plastic bib that rolls up so i put the spoon in there.

Ryoko Sat 11-Jun-11 15:10:52

I don't have a bag, he has a very small koodi changing bag and I put the food packets in the wet bag, it has room for a bottle as well, but it don't really have any pockets to put spoons in, I thought about using sandwich bags but I'd prefer a really small box, I'll have a look in boots I didn't see anything on mothercares website but then they are hit and miss anyway.

hazeyjane Sat 11-Jun-11 15:20:48

Sorry, I don't know if I am being dumb, but how can the bag be so small that you can't squeeze a loose spoon in it? I have gone out with a small shoulder bag and managed to squeeze a jar of food, a spoon,a bib and a spare nappy in there!

NieuweBuurvrouw Sat 11-Jun-11 15:22:17

toothbrush box?

Ryoko Sat 11-Jun-11 15:35:42

Well I wouldn't stick a loose spoon in it I don't think thats very clean for when it needs using and would dirty the bag after it's been used, I'd just want a box rather then keep using little plasic bags, better for the environment.

Toothbrush box, thats a good idea, thanks for that.

hazeyjane Sat 11-Jun-11 15:45:21

I think my standards of hygiene may be fairly lax! Ds puts all sorts of toys in his mouth, which have been all over the place, so I guess I don't worry too much about the bottom of my bag. I do give the spoon a clean before it goes back in the bag, and then its washed when I get home (before you think I'm too filthy!grin)

seeker Sat 11-Jun-11 15:48:07

Wipe the spoon with a tissue after use. Problem solved.

Panzee Sat 11-Jun-11 15:57:57

Sounds like you'd be better off staying in. It's a dangerous world out there.

NieuweBuurvrouw Sat 11-Jun-11 16:56:09

yy, OTT on the hygiene front OP. Technical term is PFB, I believe wink

LittleDonkin Sat 11-Jun-11 22:31:13

I got my cutlery box from boots was only a couple of quid and has 2 sides one for clean spoons and one for dirty ones. You could fit 5 spoons in it if needed. It is quite slimeline.

Seona1973 Sun 12-Jun-11 07:49:23

after first tastes weaning we used a normal metal teaspoon and a child sized metal fork. We have had no tooth chipping incidents!

thesurgeonsmate Tue 14-Jun-11 15:56:07

DD wears a bib while dining, so I roll the spoons up in the bib. Clean spoon in clean bib - seems OK? And then, when we've eaten I have dirty spoons and dirty bib, so I roll them up again, bib dirty side in - seem OK? Special spoon box = more clutter on restaurant table.

Flisspaps Tue 14-Jun-11 16:03:54

Sugar on strawberries? Sprouts, radishes and cabbage? Never had a sandwich? Spoon becoming too unhygienic to eat from when it's been in your bag for a bit when you have a one year old who will soon be eating pebbles and mud like nearly all toddlers do ? shock hmm

Stick a sleeved bib on him, give him a pot of tomatoey pasta and broccoli if you're out and about. Sticks of cheese. Give him normal food now he's one - most one-year-olds will happily eat by hand, why do you even need cutlery when out and about?

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