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CJ has problems with fine motor skills. Self feeding was very delayed and a challenge. There are still times today that he needs help or resorts to using his fingers. When I was asked to review TinyTongs I agreed because I was curious how they’d work out for a child like CJ.
TinyTongs are little tongs for children learning to self feed. They were designed by a mother whose children were learning to self feed and dropped more food than they got in their mouths. TinyTongs are lead free, phalate free and BPA free. The tongs have a non-slip grip so it’s easier for children to hold them. When your child is done eating just put the TinyTongs in the dishwasher for cleaning.
The TinyTongs look like a pair of little sporks joined together. I decided to give them to CJ to try on one of his problem foods – corn. He seemed to know how to hold them without being shown. He was able to easily use them to pick up food. Because he’s a little older he’s used to eating larger mouthfuls and I noticed him getting a little frustrated that he couldn’t pick more up. I can see where these would be helpful for children learning to feed. I really liked the texturized non-slip grip and the posable ends because these features make the Tinytongs customizable for the way each child holds them. A larger size might be an interesting idea to consider for the future, for children with fine motor skill issues that need larger mouthfuls.
Tinytongs are available in a variety of colors including pink, purple, orange and green. One pair of TinyTongs has a recommended retail price of $7.99 and may be purchased online at tinytongs.com. Use code mkia20 to receive a 20% discount on any order.
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