Weaning, which teaspoon to use

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Marie-Ange Demory
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He arrived on time after Lea was born. And it was flaunted at the first taste. As a family tradition it required. In the father's family, the silver teaspoon is a custom passed down from the grandmother. With Lea, after the plane of Alice's, we went back to the old train which also had her father.

Silver versus silicone

I confess, however, that in the first few weeks it was mostly used as a "diversion" spoon: that is, together with the other 4 or 5 lined up on the high chair while I prepare the baby food. Lea, in fact, seemed much more at ease than she with a very banal mini silicone spoon, recovered from her grandmother's house. And for a long time despised by myself. It is known, however, that mothers are quick to change their minds when it comes to their baby's lunch time.

A silver spoon for the new born

I am fond of the silver spoon. Because it all started from there (the blog, the book ...) and I consider it a real good luck charm. And yet history proves me right. A saying, in the countries of the North, says "born with a silver spoon in one's mouth": roughly equivalent to our "born with a shirt", because only those who were once born rich received a silver spoon, a material that it was believed to keep demons and evil spirits away. In addition, the spoon, in the 500s, also became a way to declare one's love.

It is therefore natural to make it a special gift for those born today.

Experiment with spoons

The question may seem trivial to many, but I bet that many are asked in the early days of weaning. Which teaspoon should I use? There is no answer. Or rather there can be many depending on the different children. There are those who prefer a colored plastic spoon because it is simply fun to see and the child likes it. There are those who initially find themselves comfortable with a micro teaspoon that passes more easily in the mouth. Who tries with the silicone one that slips inside the most difficult mouths. Those who use the family silver one or in any case in metal because they manage the content better.

Experiment, try. And see how your baby reacts. This is how you will find the best answer. Read all the episodes of the weaning agenda

The author of the article and the photographer

Miralda Colombo she is a journalist and author of the blog www.ilcucchiainodialice.com, born on the occasion of the weaning of her daughter Alice and from which the recipe book for children "The spoon", ed. Gallucci. In recent months, she has restarted the adventure of weaning with her second child Lea and has agreed to accompany the mothers of mymodernparents.com with practical advice, tricks and indications from the most accredited scientific societies on baby feeding. Cevì (Cecilia Viganò), artist, photographer and illustrator graduated from the Brera Academy.

Read also the weaning guide of mymodernparents.com with the latest information from the scientific community. If you want to ask other mothers for advice, enter the forum in the Weaning section


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