It is always a very exciting time when your baby is ready to start eating solid foods. Choosing non-toxic baby spoons for your little one is really important so that you can be sure that their healthy food remains healthy and free from toxic chemicals.
Whether you are looking for spoons for your baby so you can feed them their first meals or you are looking for spoons for your toddler for self feeding, there are so many wonderful options to choose from.
What makes a baby spoon non-toxic?
Baby and toddler spoons made from safe, high-quality food-grade materials are the best spoons for your child to use. The best options are ones made from either bamboo, stainless steel, or silicone. Always strive to choose plastic-free baby products as they can leach many harmful chemicals into your baby’s food.
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Stainless Steel vs. Bamboo vs Silicone: Which is better?
All 3 of these options are excellent choices for your baby’s spoons. Each one has its own advantages though.
- Stainless Steel: antibacterial, antimicrobial, durable
- Bamboo: organic, natural, biodegradable, renewable material
- Silicone: soft, good for your baby’s gums and newly formed teeth
Why should I avoid plastic baby spoons?
Never feed your baby using plastic spoons or dishes. The chemicals within the plastic can easily leach into food and drinks, especially if you heat the food up. This will cause your baby’s healthy food to now be contaminated with substances you would never, ever want your young children consuming.
Substances such as:
- Polyvinyl Chloride: Better known as PVC, it is a highly toxic substance that can cause hormonal imbalances, allergies, reproductive development issues, immune system dysfunction, as well as certain cancers. 1
- Bisphenol A: BPA causes endocrine disruption which can lead to infertility and certain reproductive cancers. 2
- Phthalates: Phthalates can cause many health issues such as diabetes, reproductive development issues, obesity, allergies, asthma, and certain cancers. 3
- Heavy Metals: Heavy metals such as lead, and cadmium can be found in children’s products and can cause DNA damage as well as effects on brain development and learning disabilities due to their ability to pass a child’s blood brain barrier easily. 4
The Best Non-Toxic Baby Spoons
Here is a list of the 13 best baby spoons that are entirely free from harmful substances and perfect for your little one’s feeding time.
Avanchy Bamboo Spoons
Avanchy is such a great brand for all things baby feeding. They make such fantastic, high-quality items and are always a favorite with my children. The Avanchy bamboo spoons come in two sizes: infant and baby spoons.
- The infant spoon is designed for younger babies. It features a smaller spoon size and a long handle. It has an ergonomic design that is easy and comfortable for adults to use to feed their young babies.
- The baby spoon has a wider head and a thick shorter handle so that an older baby or toddler can comfortably feed themselves. It is perfect for developing those fine motor skills and for baby-led weaning.
These adorable spoons are made from only the best non-toxic materials. The handle is made from organic bamboo that has an FDA-approved varnish and the spoon tip is made from soft, 100 percent food-grade silicone. The spoons come in a wide variety of bright colors green, blue, pink, orange, yellow, white, gray, black, and magenta. You can also choose a variety pack to get a mix of colors.
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Avanchy Stainless Steel Spoons
Avanchy also sells Stainless Steel spoons which are another really great option, especially if you prefer metal spoons to silicone spoons. These spoons also come in either the infant size or the baby size, just like the bamboo spoons.
The head of the spoon is made from polished 18/8 stainless steel and the handle has a soft, comfortable silicone grip that is the perfect length to stay out of your baby’s food.
The color choices of the silicone grip are blue, green, yellow, magenta, white, black, gray, orange, and pink.
Beaba Toddler Silicone Spoons
The Beaba toddler silicone spoons are very aesthetically pleasing with their soft pastel colors and clear silicone outer rim. They are made from soft food-grade silicone and are a perfect length for your toddler or older baby to comfortably feed themselves.
The spoon head is shallow so that your child gets the right amount of food every time. And I love how the spoon is designed. It has a contoured handle so that the top of the spoon will never directly touch the high chair (or floor) when laid down flat. They are also made from one seamless piece so you never have to worry about food getting stuck in crevices.
Mushie Silicone Baby Feeding Spoons
The Mushie Feeding Spoons are 100% food-grade silicone that is perfectly soft for your baby’s sensitive gums and new teeth. Mushie’s spoons come in one size that can be used by parents feeding their babies as well as older babies and toddlers to feed themselves. These cute spoons are super durable and have lasted a long time in my house.
The spoon is one solid piece so it is easy to clean and use. These silicone baby spoons come in a 2-pack of the gorgeous muted colors that Mushie is well known for.
Haakaa Bendy Silicone Cutlery
The Haakaa Bendy Silicone Cutlery Set is a perfect starter set for babies starting at 6 months of age. The set includes a spoon and a fork. There is also a convenient carrying/storage case, making it perfect to throw into the diaper bag.
Because it is made from soft food-grade silicone there are no sharp edges on the fork to worry about.
Now here is the best part there is a stainless steel rod inside of the silicone utensils, so you are able to bend them in any direction you want. This is such a great feature for babies first learning to master eating with spoons.
There are four color options: Suva gray, bluestone, rust, and blush.
Haakaa Baby Food Dispensing Spoon
If you are ever out and about this Haakaa Baby Food Dispensing Spoon is an absolute must-have. While not a traditional spoon, it is guaranteed to make your life so much easier. Simply fill the silicone spoon handle with your child’s baby food. When it is time to feed your baby you can easily squeeze a little bit of food out onto the spoon tip for your baby to eat. The handle can hold 4 ounces of food at one time.
Pro Tip: I bought 2 and will fill them both before we leave the house so that I always have enough food for my youngest.
I bought one for my baby on a whim, not thinking I would get much use out of it, but I have actually used it quite a bit. Between road trips, vacations, beach days, and picnics at the park, it has made this mama’s life so much easier!
It comes in 2 different colors: peach and gray. And it is made from non-toxic food-grade silicone.
OlaBaby Silicone Spoons
OlaBaby Silicone Spoons are the perfect 2-in-1 spoon and teether. It is ergonomically designed to allow your baby to grip it comfortably. The food-grade silicone is so soft that it can move in any direction to help your little one pick up food and self-feed easily.
It is designed to look like a green leaf, which is such a cute idea. And due to the soft silicone tip of the leaf, it makes the spoon even more flexible.
Itzy Ritzy Silicone Sweetie Spoons
Itzy Ritzy is known for its attention to detail and for making the simplest baby products more fashionable. Well, their silicone spoon and fork set is no exception. Made from 100 percent food-grade silicone it is the perfect first spoon and fork for your little one. The spoon handle has an adorable braided pattern and a loop at the end making it super easy for your baby to grip and hold onto it.
These adorable spoons come in a pack of two coordinating colors: amethyst/purple, light pink/dark pink, buttercream/toffee, light blue/dark blue, camo/midnight, and mint.
If you are looking for the ultimate in natural spoons, this set from Bambu is it. Their spoons are made from USDA-certified organic bamboo and then finished with a certified organic flax seed oil. They are absolutely gorgeous and are the perfect size for your child’s mouth and little hands. They really are the perfect wooden spoons for your young children.
The Boon Swap is a 2-in-1 Baby Spoon that is a great choice if you want your little one to use a stainless steel spoon or a silicone spoon but don’t know which one your baby will prefer. Or if you want to switch back and forth between both depending on your child’s needs.
One half of the spoon is made from colorful food-grade silicone and the other half is made from stainless steel. The actual spoon part is perfectly angled for scooping and has a convenient flat tip for cleaning up around baby’s mouth.
The Boon Swap comes in a 2-pack of 4 different color combinations: blue and orange, mint and gray, pink and purple, and blue and green.
Elk & Friends Stainless Steel Spoons
Elk & Friends Stainless Steel Spoons are a really fun non-toxic addition to your baby’s mealtime routine. The spoon is made from food-grade stainless steel and the handle is made from food-grade silicone that makes it really easy for smaller hands to grip and hold on to comfortably.
The spoon tip is rounded and narrow while still being deep enough to hold the perfect amount of food for your baby and toddler.
Naturally, my favorite feature is the cute little heart spoon rest built into the back of the silicone grip. So you don’t have to worry about the spoon touching any dirty surfaces or messes.
The Elk & Friends spoons come in sets of 4 with really bright, fun colors that your little one is sure to love.
Green Sprouts Learning Spoon Set
The Learning Spoon Set from Green Sprouts is a set of two spoons. The first spoon is a long-handled spoon for parents to feed their children. The second is a looped handle spoon for babies and toddlers to feed themselves.
The spoon handle is made from stainless steel and the spoon top is made from food-grade silicone. The spoon tip is a flat shovel shape to allow your little one to easily scoop the perfect amount of food onto their spoon.
The Green Sprouts Learning Spoon Set comes in 3 different colors: blue, pink, and green.
Ikea Dragon Dessert Spoons
If you live by an Ikea these are a must-have for feeding your younger babies. They are also a really great choice for younger and older toddlers to use for self feeding.
The Dragon Dessert Spoons are only 6 inches long, so they are the perfect size for little mouths and little hands and can still hold the perfect amount of food.
They are made from nickel-free stainless steel and are super affordable. These cute little spoons are some of my little ones’ favorite spoons to use at meal time. Since it is a regular spoon the whole family can also get a lot of use out of them as well.
When it is time to begin feeding your baby solids for the first time or if your child is starting to self-feed choosing non-toxic spoons for your baby’s mealtime is so important. Fortunately, there are plenty of really great options so you can be sure to choose the best ones for your child.
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