The best forks for babies and toddlers

19 November 2020

child being fed with spoon

A baby fork might be your child’s first introduction to the world of ‘real’ cutlery. Here’s our roundup of the best ones available

When it comes to feeding your baby, their safety should be a number one priority. A baby fork is designed to help you feed your baby without the risk of sharp points. When buying a fork to feed your baby, always consider its size and the materials used.

Feel unsure about which fork is right for your baby? Then take a look at the list below.

1. Top Pick: Munchkin Forks And Spoons Set
2. Best First Set: Tommee Tippee Cutlery Set
3. Best For Toddlers: Doddl Children’s Cutlery
4. Most Curved: Novos Baby Utensils
5. Best realistic cutlery set: Oxo Training Fork
6. Best Design: Skip Hop Utensil Set

1. Top pick: Munchkin Forks And Spoons Set

Munchkin fork and spoon set

A set of forks and spoons made especially for babies. The set comes with a total of six pieces.

Pros

  • Fun range of colours
  • Ideal for self-feeding

Cons

  • Not appropriate for infants under the age of one

What we like

The plastic construction of these utensils makes them a safe option for babies. The baby spoon and fork set comes in a multi-coloured pack, including blue, green and orange. These utensils are ideal for self-feeding purposes.

Price: £3 for a 6pc fork and spoon set

2. Best first set: Tommee Tippee Cutlery Set

Tommee Tippee fork and spoon set

An ideal option when teaching your infant to self-feed. The set comes in a multi-coloured pack.

Pros

  • BPA-free materials
  • Dishwasher-safe

Cons

  • No alternative colours available

What we like

When the time for self-feeding arrives, this cutlery set is ideal. The baby fork has rounded points at the top, which minimises safety hazards. Each piece included in the set features a different coloured handle.

Price: £5 for a 3pc cutlery set

3. Best for toddlers: Doddl Children’s Cutlery

Doddle cutlery

This cutlery set is made for toddlers between the ages of one and five and features an ergonomic design.

Pros

  • Unique design with grip handles
  • Three items included

Cons

  • Thicker handles not ideal for very small hands

What we like

The unique shape of the cutlery provides a better grip for young children. This baby fork, knife and spoon set features an ergonomic design and promotes self-feeding among infants and toddlers. It comes in lime green and raspberry pink colour options.

Price: £17 for a 3pc set

4. Best curved fork: Novos baby utensils

Novos cutlery set

These soft, easy-grip utensils can be bent in a variety of ways to make mealtimes fun. The handles are also heat-resistant.

Pros

  • Bendable handles
  • Durable and comfortable grip
  • Comes with a travel case

Cons

  • Small size not ideal for older toddlers

What we like

Heat-resistant materials offer enhanced protection, and the handles are covered with soft padding. The baby fork set also comes with accompanying spoons and a travel case.

Price: £10, 2 × 2pc fork and spoon set and one travel case

5. Best realistic cutlery set: Oxo training fork

Oxo cutlery set

A set of cutlery that provides a realistic representation of standard forks and spoons used by adults. The edges, however, are safer for toddlers and infants.

Pros

  • Curved handles for better grip
  • Rust-resistant design

Cons

  • Stainless steel may bump against teeth and gums

What we like

The stainless steel materials used in this baby fork and spoon set offer enhanced durability. The materials are free of phthalates and BPA, and the handles feature a curved design for easy grip.

Price: £7, 2pc fork and spoon set

6. Best animal design: Skip hop utensil set

Skip Hop animal cutlery set

The animal prints on these utensils add a fun element for toddlers and infants. The set is appropriate for infants over 12 months.

Pros

  • Dishwasher-safe design
  • Durable stainless steel materials
  • Soft sides for easy grip

Cons

  • Handles not bendable

What we like

With this baby fork and spoon set, you can choose between a variety of animal prints. Each option comes with its own design and colours. The heads are made from stainless steel.

Price: £7, 2pc fork and spoon set

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