In our tests of baby spoons, one came out on top: Minchkin’s White Hot Safety Spoons. These colorful spoons turn white if food is over 110 degrees, which could cause burns. Now, you might say, who serves heated baby food? Point taken, but the current advice is that baby should began eating “adult” food (in small, bite-size portions) soon after the initial cereals and purees. And adult food can be too hot—hence the popularity of these spoons! Here’s an overview:
What We Liked
• Stainless steel handle. And the soft plastic tip is BPA free.
• Small, tapered bowl. These spoons are tapered, which helps first-time feeders.
What Needs Work
• Stains. For some reason, foods like carrots and sweet potatoes can stain these spoons. While that isn’t a safety hazard, our testers found it unappealing.
• Top dishwasher rack only. You have to be careful not to put these on the lower rack of a dishwasher, as this can damage the soft tips.