Gulp! 8 Strange, Unusual and Adorable Baby Spoons

Starship Enterprise Baby Spoon

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The Starship Enterprise Spoon takes you on a five-minute mission to seek out new methods of feeding your fussy child. If the concept isn’t geeky enough as it is, consider the spoon makes up one-half of the grandiosely named Star Trek Enterprise Light-Up Feeding System… and yes, both the spoon and the matching bib light up with flashing, motion-sensitive, red LED lights. Graduate to solid foods today, graduate from Star Fleet Academy tomorrow!

SPOO Baby Spoon

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SPOO is a new twist (ahem) on age-old and New Age baby spoons alike: its main focus is the comfort of the feeder, not the feedee. The spare, minimalist design by Paul Sandip resembles an airplane propeller, providing comfort for right- or left-handed users who no longer need to twist their wrists when keeping a lovin’ spoonful steady and on course. Sandip didn’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, of course, as the SPOO is made from safe, soft plastic that goes easy on baby’s tender gums.

Vintage Napier Baby Spoon

Tail-end Baby Boomers likely lunched with this offset baby spoon from Napier; the example above sold online at Addie Walker at Etsy. The design was deemed to be so innovative, Napier was granted a patent for it. Left out, however, were left-handed feeders for whom the Napier baby spoon’s dogleg was sinister to say the least.

Munchkin White Hot Safety Spoons

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Munchkin White Hot Safety Spoons are a hot item with parents and why not? They’re good looking, soft-coated spoons with a stealthy feature: the color-dipped tips turn white when baby’s food is too hot. Don’t worry about chemicals leaching from those fancy tips either, the spoons are free of BPA, Phthalate, Latex and Nitrosamine with the added bonus of being dishwasher-safe.

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Though they may differ from each other as much as they do normal everyday infant spoons, these eight contenders don’t fork around when it comes to keeping your child safe and well-served. There’s nothing wrong with a little fun during mealtimes, however, and actually the more the merrier: like Mary Poppins used to say, “A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down”… even when the “medicine” is pureed peas or mashed squash.