Right around Madeline’s first birthday we started looking for a solution for her to feed herself. We have followed a modified baby led weaning approach to introducing her to table food, but she’s at a point where she needs to learn to use utensils. Why? Because she is little miss independent, and spoon feeding her is no longer an option! That being said, yogurt is one of her favorite foods, and the only way she will eat veggies is in a pouch. So, without a solution, we’re left with a really messy kid!
That’s when I discovered the company ChooMee, and I have fallen in love!!! They make two different products, and we love them both for different reasons.
The first are these silicone spoons. They’re small, easy to hold, and malleable, so they’re perfect for little hands who don’t understand why spoons are curved with a top and bottom. They have a cutout on the spoon part, so when dipped, they pick up the food you’re trying to eat. This makes it easy for toddlers to learn, we found it works best with a thicker liquid, so yogurt was perfect! It absolutely helped Madeline learn how to use utensils and she loved that she was doing it herself.
Then I discovered these pouch tops! They are a life changing invention!
Essentially what you do is put this on top of the existing pouch spout. What it does is make it so that you have to suck on it for the food to come out! This helps avoid spills and not squeezing the pouch onto the floor (Madeline’s favorite activity) and helps your child learn to use a straw (same sucking motion). They have made giving Madeline a pouch wonderful and worry free, and she loves the independence of eating by herself!
We got our Choomee products on Amazon and in true prime fashion, they were here in two days! We love them, and while we no longer use the spoons, we don’t go anywhere without the pouch top!