With a name like Oogaa you would expect the products to be as fun as they sound! oogaa feeding products are bright, fun, and most importantly, safe. When Harrison first started eating, we chose oogaa feeding products. They were great when he was just starting with solids and perfect for the wild (plate throwing) toddler he has become. We are obviously huge fans of Oogaa products in this house and here’s why:
If you are a first time mom getting ready to start solids, you have probably heard “food before one is just for fun” about a billion times. However, if you happen to be dealt with a picky eater, meal time can turn into a stressful situation rather quickly. Oogaa’s products are designed to take the stress out of feedings for everyone involved. With fun shapes like trains, planes, and boats, Oogga spoons make it easy for parents to invoke their own inner child by making whatever silly “choo choo” or “zoom zoom” sounds that will coax their baby into taking a bite. You can fly the airplane around and land it right in your laughing babies mouth! Now that H is a full blown toddler boy you can imagine the joy he has feeding himself with his “choo choo” train spoon! Bottom line, the awesome designs make feeding fun!
The spoons aren’t just cute, they are practical too! Oogaa spoons are made from soft silicone which is gentle on teething gums. The bowl of the spoon is shallow to prevent over stuffing. Oogaa also offers babies first spoons which have bumps on the bottom to stimulate the tongue and to teach babies how to eat with utensils. The stem is longer and bigger than on most baby spoons which makes it easy for adults to handle, as well as chubby toddler hands 🙂 Probably the greatest feature of Oogaa products is that they can go from the oven, to the freezer, to the microwave and straight into the dishwasher!
Oogaa offers bowls and my favorite divided plates which are practical for many reasons. First, each slit is exactly four ounces. You can puree your own food and stick them into the freezer or refrigerator in perfectly portioned servings. I’ve recently discovered my love of the divided plate because it helps me to mentally prepare a well balanced meal. The separations serve as a visual reminder to include a variety of different food groups. Oogaa also offers bowls which are wider than other brands. I like this because it helps food to microwave more evenly and cool down faster. The hands down best feature of both the plate and bowl is that they don’t clang and bang on the ground when my toddler throws them off the table to declare he is done with meal time! The mess is infuriating enough, but when done quietly, it does take the edge off.
On top of all this, Oogaa makes products that are safe. The silicone adheres to European standards which are higher than that of the FDA. Silicone does not leach chemicals and is PVC, BPA and phthalate free. All good news for a product used to serve your baby food! It’s also a great product if you are trying to be “green”. Silicone is extremely easy to clean and doesn’t require harsh chemical cleaners and long water wasting scrubbing sessions at the sink. One of the most unique features of silicone is that it is extremely durable. The spoons and bowls I purchased a year and a half ago look like new next to the new batch I received. Oogaa products will definitely hold up over several children.
Oogaa bowls and spoon have been our tried and true serving pieces for Harrison. We have been using their products for one and half years and couldn’t be happier with them. Harrison enjoys feeding himself and I feel good that he is eating off healthy and sustainable products. It’s a win win!