Bumkins Chewtensils are designed to introduce young babies to the concept of utensils and self-feeding. Made from 100% soft and durable food-safe platinum silicone, they feature a rounded handle that is easy for babies to hold. The small size is easier for babies to manage as they develop the coordination to feed themselves. A ventilated shield helps prevent gagging or choking.
Perfectly Sized for Little Hands
How well could you eat a meal with a spoon if it was several times longer than the width of your hand? Standard baby spoons, while smaller than adult utensils, are still very long compared to a baby’s hand and arm.
Chewtensils are sized to fit into a baby’s small hand. This smaller size is more comfortable for babies to grab and gives them more control, helping them develop fine-motor skills.
Round Handle for Learning
Babies are constantly learning about their surroundings. As they learn about self-feeding, how would they know which end of a utensil to hold?
Chewtensils have rounded, textured handles that are easy to grasp and hold on tight. The added weight of the solid silicone handles also helps to steady babies’ hands as they learn to dip and scoop purees and soft foods.
Textured to Soothe
Babies spend a good deal of time teething and seeking out things they can chew on. We know your little one will probably gnaw on our Chewtensils, so we made them from soft, food-safe silicone and added a bit of texture to help give them a bit of relief as they deal with the discomfort of teething*. Let them dip the Chewtensils into a cool puree and enjoy the relief!
*Chewtensils are not a teether and should only be used under direct adult supervision.
Platinum Cured Silicone
Silicone is extremely durable, easy to care for, and safe to use. During creation, silicone can be "cured" with two types of curing agents. We use the best one - platinum. When cured with platinum, there are no by-products created, and the silicone's already fabulous qualities are amplified. Learn more about our platinum silicone.
Stain, Odor, and Bacteria Resistant
As parents, we worry about enough. Silicone's properties are naturally bacteria, mold, and fungus resistant. Our silicone utensil sets all feature a smooth finish, so there's nowhere for food to get trapped.
Silicone is extremely durable, which means it's dishwasher safe. Unlike other plastic baby utensils, silicone does not leach any harsh chemicals during high-heat washing. Wash your Bumkins dishware however you see fit, but rest assured, the days of handwashing dishes are in the past with silicone.