Baby Plate and Spoon
- Shape of the plate helps child scoop up food with the spoon
- Grip-friendly spoon with short handle
- Plate rests firmly on table
- Suitable for children to use from 4 months
- BPA-free plastic
Most plates and silverware are designed for people who don't feel the need to use them to test the laws of gravity. They are designed for people who don't wonder what it will sound like when a plate full of oatmeal hits the floor. The interests of babies are a little bit different. When we decided to develop a plate and spoon, we wanted to figure out what babies really needed.
We studied babies as they ate, and noted that:
• Babies often grip the spoon at the far end of the handle.
• Babies switch between the left and right hand until they are about three years old – a good spoon therefore needs to be usable in both hands.
• Round and high plates and bowls make it difficult to scoop up food onto the spoon, and they’re even easier to slide around on the table, to turn upside down or throw onto the floor.
It was equally important for us to prioritise user-friendliness. We developed the spoon first. We gave it a handle that is thicker at the end, making it easier to hold. We added a notch on the underside, to keep it from slipping down into the bowl.
We put a rubber ring on the base of the bowl to prevent it from sliding around. We made the plate a three-leafed clover shape with corners on the inside and edges that slope slightly inwards. This makes it easier to scoop up food onto the spoon. The outer rim of the plate was given a slant, so that it would be harder for babies to grip, turn over or throw away.
The whole process from the original idea to the finished product took four years. Both items underwent countless rigorous tests by families with small children and test institutes. We manufactured them from a food-grade plastic that is also dishwasher and microwave-safe (BPA-free of course, just like all of our other plastic products).
The result is a baby plate and a baby spoon with a smart design that makes it easy for babies to eat on their own.