The Weaning Diaries – Update

Kizingo Feeding Spoon Review: Weaning has gone by in a bit of a blur so far. I remember with Monkey being meticulous at trying different tastes, moving him off of purees and keeping an eye on his salt intake. Kipper has had a very difference experience. Thankfully to date it doesn’t seem to have affected his willingness to try new flavours, yet he is definitely more of a puree kid than a finger food one. I think this is partly to the fact that from about eight and a half months old to ten months old he hardly ate anything other than bread. This was not intentional. He was really quite poorly and just wouldn’t eat. We offered him everything but it made no difference. It would go in and then be spat back out. You had once chance to get him to take it and inevitably that resulted in a month clamped shut and a head shake. How did my kid learn to say no at such a young age? So I quickly became of the opinion if he ate bread then at least he was eating something.

Never having a fussy child when it came to food I was suddenly transported into the world that I know some of my friends live in. Plain rice and pasta. When we travelled to Spain last year I was proud of the fact that Monkey would happily eat literally anything (he even tried snails). I thought that those parents whose children only ate chips and chicken nuggets had done a big mis service to their offspring. Well my eyes were well and truly opened in those two months with Kipper. And I will never judge again. Although Diet Coke in a Tommy tippy baby bottle maybe a step too far… (yes really).

So where are we now? Well since we have figured out his intolerances he’s now much happier when it comes to food. Nappies are as they should be and he no longer has a tummy which is rock solid. I am still learning when it comes to what he can and can’t eat and occasionally get it wrong but on the whole we are in a much better place. Yet he still prefers pureed food. The nursery will specifically take what they are giving the rest of the babies/toddlers and puree it for him. I would normally have been of the opinion that if he’s hungry he will eat. Yet seeing how much weight he lost and how pale he had become in those two months. Puree is the way we are going for now. I don’t know any two year olds that don’t eat what I would consider solid food so I am sure it will be fine.

Because of this I am trying to encourage independence as much as possible. Kipper’s been able to put his own spoon in his mouth since he was about four months old. However getting it there with food thats a another story. It ends up being smeared everywhere or dropped all over the floor. So when I was told about Kizingo feeding spoon half of me was intrigued and half of me was a little unbelieving. Afterall I tried all the self feeding spoons going with Monkey and none of them worked. Yet Kipper proved me wrong and that he could indeed feed himself with this spoon.

    

Dinky Dragon have brought the spoon over from the USA where it is already very popular.I think the reason Kipper is managing so well with it is partly due to its shape, as its uniquely curved to make sure it fits little toddlers hands. The handle is short and wide which means it is easy to hold. Aimed at 9 months + its dishwasher and microwave safe and doesn’t include any nasties – BPA/PVC/Lead and Phthalates free.  Don’t get me wrong we still have a little way to go with it as he still has food all over his face and in his hair but its a bigger step in the right direction than I initially gave it credit for.

I have two spoons a red and a green (worth $9.99 each) to giveaway. Please enter via the gleam application below and please note the terms and conditions.

Kizingo Feeding Spoon Giveaway

  • Competition is open to UK residents  aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winners will be drawn at random and receive a Kizingo feeding spoon each. The first winner to respond to my notification tweet will get their choice of either a red or a green spoon. The second winner will have the other.
  • The competition will close on 11th May at 11.59pm, the winners will be notified through Twitter
  • The winners will be asked to provide an email address and postal address

 

More giveaways can be found on the Blog Giveaways Page above. Good Luck

 

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We were given a Kizingo feeding spoon for the purpose of this honest review all words and opinions are my own.

 

 

47 Comments

  1. andrea tinkler
    April 11, 2017 / 10:11 pm

    wht a brilliant spoon. perfect

  2. Sue McCarthy
    April 12, 2017 / 5:58 am

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

  3. Laura Pritchard
    April 12, 2017 / 10:56 am

    What a fab idea – my daughter is forever tipping food off of conventional spoons!

  4. Margaret gallagher
    April 12, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    Perfect for my neice Esmay

  5. Ruth Harwood
    April 14, 2017 / 9:12 am

    Perfect pressie for my friend, who’s due very soon xx

  6. Kim M
    April 14, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Great giveaway x

  7. Jo Hutchinson
    April 17, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    Great giveaway

  8. Victoria Thurgood
    April 17, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    looks great

  9. Katie Skeoch
    April 18, 2017 / 12:00 am

    Something to consider once weaning starts!

  10. Dawn Brodribb
    April 19, 2017 / 6:32 pm

    Fab invention xxx

  11. Rachel Butterworth
    April 20, 2017 / 10:48 am

    Perfect for my niece. Fingers crossed.

  12. MANDY DOHERTY
    April 20, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    This would be perfect for my granddaughter who is just starting on solids

  13. jo liddement
    April 22, 2017 / 1:30 pm

    This looks so brillient and inventive.I would love this for my granddaughter Freya to use when she starts solids soon.

  14. janine atkin
    April 23, 2017 / 4:46 pm

    id love this for my nephew

  15. Laura Nice
    April 25, 2017 / 11:19 am

    looks great for my little girl

  16. ADEINNE TONNER
    April 25, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    This would be fantastic for my friend for her baby

  17. Stevie
    May 1, 2017 / 11:46 am

    My young nephew is just starting to wean. The spoon would be ideal.

  18. Katie
    May 2, 2017 / 7:34 am

    Thanks for the chance

  19. stuart hargreaves
    May 5, 2017 / 7:28 am

    what a fab idea, really worth winning

  20. Becky Yeomans
    May 5, 2017 / 8:53 am

    Lovely! would love to win for my son!

  21. claire croft
    May 6, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    This is a seriously cool invention! fab spoon

  22. Kerry Taylor
    May 6, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    My son has really struggled to learn to use a spoon, this would be a great prize!

  23. Karen Barrett
    May 7, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    Thank you for the review and competition

  24. Katie
    May 8, 2017 / 4:55 am

    Fingers crossed

  25. Claire Cooper
    May 8, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    Great competition

  26. Solange
    May 9, 2017 / 2:43 am

    Perfect for my nephew.

  27. Susan B
    May 9, 2017 / 4:10 am

    Aaaaw! Lovely pics! Thanks so much for the story and the giveaway.

  28. Kris s
    May 9, 2017 / 11:20 am

    This would be great for my 9 month old

  29. Rebecca roberts
    May 9, 2017 / 4:51 pm

    Love this great giveaway

  30. carol boffey
    May 10, 2017 / 7:34 am

    lovely prize

  31. Rebecca Powell
    May 10, 2017 / 10:07 am

    This is a great giveaway, thank you

  32. Tom Morrison
    May 10, 2017 / 11:21 am

    Would be ideal for my grandson who is about to start on solids

  33. paula cheadle
    May 10, 2017 / 11:18 pm

    what a fantastic Idea

  34. Rich Tyler
    May 10, 2017 / 11:23 pm

    Count me in, super useful 🙂

  35. hali kinson
    May 11, 2017 / 5:04 am

    Awesome would love to win for my son

  36. Kirsty Woods
    May 11, 2017 / 5:35 am

    Great spoon would love one for my niece

  37. Lisa B
    May 11, 2017 / 12:15 pm

    This looks amazing. Would love one for my nephew

  38. Elanor Rice
    May 11, 2017 / 2:59 pm

    Thanks for helping me feel a bit better about my daughters eating. She is 10 months and only ate bread, cheese and the odd few spoonfuls of Purée up till about 2 weeks ago when she suddenly decided to steal a chip from my leftover lunch. It’s still a mountain to climb getting her to eat anything new or healthy but feeding herself has added toast, broccoli (just the one mouthful but ????), chips and even some nibbles of plain pasta.
    She is trying her hardest to take the spoon off me now but they’re very hard to manage and she misses her mouth by miles most of the time. This spoon sounds like it would deffo help 🙂

  39. Karl Borowy
    May 11, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    great idea

  40. Natalie Gillham
    May 11, 2017 / 5:56 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win x

  41. Victoria Allum
    May 11, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    This would be great for my 8 month old. Thanks for running 🙂

  42. Tammy Neal
    May 11, 2017 / 8:21 pm

    Great idea ???? thanks for the chance xx

  43. Adrian Bold
    May 11, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    This will be great for my niece. Thanks for the competition!

  44. Ben Robb
    May 11, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    cool design! A really useful prize!

  45. Lia Burns
    May 11, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    These look great!

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