TinyTongs Review And Giveaway

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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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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melanie September 9, 2009 - 10:59 pm

to be honest, i would just like to add a sense of adventure to my children’s eating. we have had some problems getting the younger two to finish in a timely manner. i think something new like this would make eating exciting, at least for a little while. plus, feeling successful at eating may encourage them to eat more quickly.

melanie September 9, 2009 - 11:00 pm

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valerie2350 September 9, 2009 - 11:09 pm

these look like they would be sooo easy to use 🙂

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Julie September 12, 2009 - 11:05 pm

I have a niece who has a hard time grasping things-I think this might help her

Julie September 12, 2009 - 11:05 pm

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Sarah September 14, 2009 - 6:27 am

This may encourage my little one to use something to eat with instead of his fingers!

lea September 15, 2009 - 10:04 pm

My daughter stuffs everything into her face by the handful with her hands. Maybe this would help slow her down and be more dainty when it comes to eating. 😀

lea September 15, 2009 - 10:05 pm

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Lisa September 15, 2009 - 10:35 pm

My son is in the beginning stages of learning how to feed himself Cheerios. Like most kids, he makes a mess. I’d love to give this a try!

Lisa September 15, 2009 - 10:35 pm

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Linda Kish September 15, 2009 - 11:04 pm

This would make it easier for them to pick up foods.

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