Little Grips: Review and Giveaway

hypothesis The toddler utensils from Little Grips (including a fork and spoon) will allow my two year old daughter to be more independent at meal time which creates a more satisfying meal experience for the entire family.

 

materials

One Little Grips Toddler Eating Utensil Set which includes a fork and a spoon, plus one two year old who is no stranger to mealtime!  About Little Grips:

Little Grips toddler utensils make toddler feeding-time easy and enjoyable for you and your child. Feeding is made easy with a larger no-choke safety handle that fits easily in the palm of your child’s hands and allows them to use their arms and wrists for better control. Other utensils require finer finger controls that are still undeveloped, creating a frustrating experience for your child.

An ergonomic design that takes advantage of a toddler’s stronger grasping and overall hand–movement skills, while still allowing them to learn proper feeding motions. You will see your child’s confidence build and messiness diminish.

  

results

My two year old daughter, Aubrie is a voracious eater!  She loves mealtime and is usually ready to dive in.  She is my adventurous eater (her five year old sister is the exact opposite), but it is hard to watch her struggle to get the food into her mouth using traditional utensils.  Aubrie is also very independent and does not ask for help at the dinner table often which leaves me watching her drop food time and time again.  Eventually, she gets frustrated and either starts using her fingers, or refuses to eat completely neither of which is an ideal situation.

I was excited to try the Little Grips utensils with Aubrie to see if they made a difference.  At first impression, she was excited about her new fork and spoon because “it look like a strawberry, Mama!”  The handle is red with little bumps and green accents, so she isn’t totally wrong!  She immediately grabbed the fork and dove into her macaroni and cheese.

She did so much better!  The utensils do not have a right or wrong way to hold them, and Aubrie quickly found a grip that worked best for her.  She was able to eat her whole meal unassisted and was a very happy camper!

summary

Because my husband and I work full time, we treasure dinner time with the girls because we can finally sit down together and chat about the day.  When my two year old gets frustrated at the table, the meal quickly becomes a task.  Little Grips allowed her to become more self-sufficient and you could see in her face how proud she was to be a “big girl” like her sister.  At just $10.95 for the set, I think it is well worth it!

Coupon Code

Use code T20 at checkout to receive Little Grips for 20% off during September!

GIVEAWAY

Do you have a toddler that could use some help at the table?  Little Grips will generously send one lucky reader a utensil set (fork and spoon) for their child!

 

How to enter:

1. Visit Little Grips and tell me why you can’t wait to try them in your home!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Little Grips (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) and Little Grips on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Little Grips on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on September 15th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Little Grips for supplying the product for review.

Comments

  1. We can’t wait to try it because out little one wants to be so independent however the current utensils he uses now does little to help with that!

  2. I follow you both and tweeted. http://twitter.com/susanlanai/status/22777361018

  3. I subscribe.

  4. I would love to let my son try them! They look SUPER easy to use!

  5. I would actually like to win these for my nephew.He just turned 1 and is starting to feed himself

  6. I am a subscriber
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  8. joanne major says:

    i think my grandson would love these. he is starting to feed his self. but finds his hands easier than a spoon. i think these would help him
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  9. I want to try these as my daughter is the biggest messy eater when it comes to using spoons

  10. I subscribe to your blog

  11. Have your button

  12. I follow you and Little Grips on Twitter (@jkgorcery) and I tweeted:

    http://twitter.com/jkgorcery2/status/22940567333

  13. i like that it can poke food more easily, some of our utensils make things like french toast hard to pick up
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

  14. e-mail subscriber

  15. I am excited to try these for baby number 2 because I saw the struggle my daughter had learning how to use a fork and spoon and boy would she get frustrated.

  16. I follow both of you on twitter and tweeted http://twitter.com/dropcqueen/status/23094088780

  17. I subscribe via e-mail

  18. I have your button on my blog http://johnnjana.blogspot.com/

  19. This is such a great product, teaching the little one to eat by himself!

  20. I’m an email subscriber!

  21. I wanna try them because they’re cute–they look like little watermelons.

  22. I want to try these for my son! He is 2 1/2 years old and still needs help when it comes to eating because it’s so hard for him to use utensils. I’m desperate for him to feed himself!

  23. I would love to try them in my home because they are so cute and would fit my childs hand…

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    thanks a bunch

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  26. Oh these would be perfect for our 19 month old. With 2 older siblings, he thinks he is SO big and can do everything they can do. However, my floor, his clothes and high chair tell a different story. They are a mess and he’s a mess because he has to feed himself but he probably doesn’t eat half of what we get him. This would help cut down on that mess and teach him at the same time, even when we decides he wants to use his left hand instead of his right.

  27. Follow on twitter & tweeted: Win @LittleGrips Giveaway http://bit.ly/ceocdQ – Ends 9/15 @BridgetteLA

  28. Sorry here is link to my tweet: http://twitter.com/dandk01/status/23879092491
    I follow you both and tweeted; http://twitter.com/dandk01/status/23879092491

  29. Blog subscriber

  30. FB Fan of you both!

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  32. Old McDonald had a tweet: http://twitter.com/dandk01/status/24034593650

    eieioooooooooo 😉 Sorry I’m a bit tired today and having some fun with tweets 🙂

  33. I like that they are an ambidextrous product – no right or wrong way to hold them.

  34. Email subscriber

  35. I LIKE you both on Facebook
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  36. If my kid could not be so messy while eating, I would love it. Thanks!

  37. These look different. I’m always excited to try something a little less ordinary and my messy little eater needs all the help she can get!

  38. I can’t wait to try them because of the No–choke safety design with rounded edges.

  39. Jennifer T. says:

    My 2 1/2 year old used to do fairly well with small forks and spoons but recently has refused to try them preferring the efficiency (and unfortunately messiness) of her hands. I’d love to let her give these a try.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  40. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m a facebook fan under username Jennie Tilson.
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  41. Jennifer T. says:

    I’m an e-mail subscriber.
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  42. because they’re ambidextrous

  43. My twins are learning to eat on their own so this would be great!