Probably being silly, but I suddenly remembered the other day that my stepmum used to say that metal spoons damage babies' mouths.
We are doing BLW with occasional loaded spoon. I've been using normal teaspoons. DS doesn't seem to be hurt by them and can get a good enough grip on them, but is it ok? Or do I need to buy some weaning spoons? He is 6 months and has 2 teeth.
And yes I know weaning spoons cost about 50p, but it's more the hassle of going to the shop, I don't get into the town centre very often.
You aren't supposed to use 'real' spoons with a child under 12 months. It has something to do with teeth, but I don't know what. Don't you go food shopping? You can buy them in the supermarket or justorder on-line..........
the little plastic spoons are useful when you are using very sloppy purees at the beginning when a babe's not learnt to open its mouth properly but it sounds like you are asking about a baby who's seeking food and lets face it there are many times during a baby's life when you are out and have to give them something with any spoon available-usually a metal teaspoon. i've never had any problems
I would have said that plastic spoons are more for when your lo has no teeth and they are in contact with just the gums. A normal teaspoon would be fine for a baby with teeth. I have never read anywhere about using only plastic spoons under 1 year. DS was using a metal childrens fork/spoon well before the age of 1.
Babies are surrounded by so much plastic these days and it is a poison and gives off dioxins, and also pollutes the planet. Would you enjoy food from a plastic spoon? I would not. Plastic teething rings, plastic toys, it is a big worry. We should expose our babies to as little plastic as possible. :So no plastic teething rings or plastic dummies or plastic spoons, or plastic toys.. :A real stainless steel or silver spoon and good wooden toys