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My ds, Bleuet, is starting to get pretty handy with a spoon. He uses a couple of Bjorn spoons, silver demi-tasse spoons, and, if nothing else is clean, a teaspoon. I think now I'd like to get him the next step: a set with a real <i>fork</i>. What do you have for your children? Where did you get it? How is it working? How did you decide when to move on to the next step?
 

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DD uses a small toddler size fork and spoon. It was nmy DH's when he was a baby - his mom saved everything. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"><br><br>
I think they are great - now at 26 MOS she can use both perfectly.
 

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They kid forks I've seen weren't sharp enough to actually stab anything, so we ended up using the small forks that came in a set of silverware we got at Ikea. They're about 1/2 the size of regular forks - they must be some kind of dessert fork I think.<br><br><br>
(this is delany, btw)
 

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DD uses smal salad forks and teaspoons for cereal or yogurt. I agree that the forks for toddlers weren't sharp enough.
 

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We got her silverware at an outlet mall here in town that has lots of different kitchen stores. This particluar one was Oneida. I found that the other toddler sets were as some others mentioned with useless forks. These are much better and look great on the table next to our silverware too!!
 

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Thanks all around!<br><br>
Hey, Whateverdidiwants, it's about time I ran into you here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Thank you for saying hey. I put you on my buddy list. Not that I know the significance of that, but I may figure it out.
 

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IKEA was mentioned, but they also make silverware for kids.<br>
they have plastic knives/forks/spoons, metal kid sized utensils with plastic handles, and very small (almost all demitasse size) knives/forks/spoons(2sizes-baby and babybaby) that are metal and come in a wooden box. dd likes the metal set, the forks/knives are sharp enough -but not too sharp, and the spoons are the perfect size.
 

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So many good choices -- I could see this becoming an obsession! All the stuff is so cute, and it's so much easier to justify purchases when it's for your baby.
 

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I also used the salad/dessert forks for ds, he did and does well with them. Occaionally he wants to use his hands cause he can get the food in his mouth faster.......lol<br>
he does well with spoons, even soup!
 

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Ikea makes some great toddler flatware.<br><br>
dd LOVES hers. It comes with fork, knife and spoon and the knife isn't really even sharp, but she likes "cutting" her food herself
 
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