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eating-utensilsIs your child a picky eater?

In Parenting a Picky Eater, Gwen Wild, OTR/L,  expressed that she felt successful as a parent in many different areas, except for dinner time. Gwen shared, “Suddenly I felt like the biggest failure as a parent who ever walked the planet. What kind of a parent was I if I couldn’t even get my child to eat kid-friendly foods like pizza and hot dogs? How could she survive on peanut butter alone?!”

In Parenting a Picky Eater, Wild presents three eating tips from the OT perspective and from a parent perspective. In addition to these great tips within her article, Wild suggests adding an interesting utensil set that can make eating fun.

Take a look at these adorable feeding sets that are designed for function AND play. They have handles that are textured and easy for tiny hands to grip and hold on tight. They are rugged, light weight, and dishwasher safe. These fun sets may help encourage your child to eat those not-so-favorite foods!

3-Piece Eating Construction Utensil Set with Plate

This feeding set includes a bulldozer pusher, a fork lift fork, and a front loader spoon.

The plate is both dishwasher and microwave safe and is the perfect accompaniment to the construction eating utensils.

3-Piece Eating Garden Utensil Set

This feeding set consists of utensils decorated with plants and fairies.  Allo is featured on the spoon, Charlie is featured on the fork, and Willow is featured on the pusher.  The plate is also dishwasher and microwave safe and perfectly pairs with the utensil set.

Let your child have fun with their meals and be one step closer to reducing picky eating.

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