The reviews don't lie.
I can't rave about these little guys enough! The grip, the textures, the novelty, and more! I have used them in multiple OT sessions now for utensil use, picky eating, and oral sensory processing. Definitely a staple in my "tool box".
We tried out several of the picks as shown and our granddaughters Love them. They can't wait to eat at our house and always want to use the dabbldoos. Every grandparent should have a few of these in their utensil drawer.
It made mealtime exciting when my wild toddler has gotten bored sitting at the table. He even tries new food and his favorite is the sauce brush.
I had seen Dabbldoo on Instagram, and was SO excited when Ellie reached out to ask if I would be interested in testing them out.
I brought them over for dinner with my 1.5 year old nephew and 3 year old niece and they were SUCH a hit. My niece loved the fun colors, and the silly names. While my nephew was so excited that this allowed him to stab and eat food on his own. These are 100% tools I will be using in therapy sessions, and I am already planning to buy my niece and nephew a set of their own.
Here's what I love so much about them:
- The size & shapes makes them really easy for little hands to hold.
- I like that these are bigger than the typical small toothpicks, so I'm not as worried about little ones swallowing them.
- The material is super sturdy! I tried bending them myself to see if they would break easily, and to my delight they stayed in tact.
- Its super easy for kids to stab the food - vs a typical fork which can be very challenging. Even my 1.5 year old nephew was able to do this on his own.
- THEY'RE FUN! Eating is meant to be a fun activity, and this allows children to interact and play with their food, while learning to eat.
I teach a class of 4-6 year old autistic students in a public school district. Meal times can be tricky as we've got some selective eaters. These are a game changer!! My students absolutely love these, the tiny animals make it fun for them to make animal sounds and "attack" their food. The brush is also perfect for all types of condiments, which can make food more appealing, even if it is just to lick it off of the food pick. At the end of the day, it gets them practicing using utensils as well, as many prefer to just finger feed, and are working on the fine motor skills it requires to use utensils.
We have picky eaters so this helps get them to the table. My wife loved having them to put in stockings instead of junk. They would also be great in Easter baskets. It’s just fun having something different to eat with. I’m happy to have toys with a purpose, and with our kids anything that gets them to eat is a win. Plus our older kids even love them so it makes it even more alluring to our young ones.
My favorite thing is that these are dishwasher safe! So nice! I love that these have a practical use and encourage play while my little ones eat. Sometimes we are introducing new foods that these help my eater to at least play with instead of being intimidated to eat right away. They also seem very strong and I think they will last us awhile. The brush specifically has been fun for my eater to try soups, he still isn’t a fan; but loves trying them with the brush. Or brushing his soup on his roll. I really appreciate a high quality version of food picks.
These food picks are amazing! My son is autistic and has some fine motor delays. The food picks help him develop his skills while having fun playing with the cute characters. I would definitely recommend!
My kids have loved these food picks! They make sure I never forget to pull them out when we're eating!
These picks have been an instant hit at our house for all three kids, ages 5, 3, and 1. They are very high quality, very effective, and super cute. We've been putting them in the dishwasher after use for the last 3 months and they still look brand new which I'm sure will still be true for a long time. The picks are perfect for kid hands to hold and they work really well for picking up everything, slippery canned fruits and soft vegetables, even pieces of bread and meat. They add an element of fun whenever we pull them out. Overall very impressed!
These are GREAT! Although designed for the “picky” eater all of our children love them. Quality and design exceed anything we’ve see like it.
Gifted several sets to my grandkids and they absolutely loved them. Thank you Dabbldoo!
From the Professionals
Pediatric OTCheck out the full review!
"Ellie had the brilliant idea to create ergonomic and durable food picks that actually pick up a lot of foods. But, she didn’t stop there, what got me the most excited was a mealtime tool I’ve never seen before, but I’ll tell you as a feeding therapist, it is GENIUS… it’s a mini food paintbrush."
- Alisha G., 18 yrs experience
Special Education Teacher
My autistic students LOVE them!
I teach a class of 4-6 year old autistic students in a public school district. Meal times can be tricky as we've got some selective eaters. These are a game changer!! My students absolutely love these, the tiny animals make it fun for them to make animal sounds and "attack" their food. The brush is also perfect for all types of condiments, which can make food more appealing.....
-Emma W., New York
Pediatric OT (D)Check out @drsamgoldman
"...These are 100% tools I will be using in therapy sessions...Here's what I love so much about them: The size & shapes makes them really easy for little hands to hold. I like that these are bigger than the typical small toothpicks, so I'm not as worried about little ones swallowing them. The material is super sturdy!... Its super easy for kids to stab the food - vs a typical fork which can be very challenging. ....THEY'RE FUN!...this allows children to interact and play with their food, while learning to eat."
-Dr. Sam Goldman
Play is powerful.
Dabbldoo utensils help your child begin to interact with food in a more playful way that naturally leads to the tasting of new foods.
There's a reason why feeding therapists across the world trust Dabbldoo utensils every day to help their clients interact with and try new foods.
Learn Why They Work...
Our uniquely designed food picks can be used to encourage busy kiddos to get to the table AND can be used to save a mealtime when you sense a struggle coming on.
Read more about how you can use our food picks to get your child to eat better with helpful tips from our own Feeding Expert & Pediatric Dietitian.
Kick Picky Eating with "Painting"!
Meet 'Licky', the first of its kind feeding tool that gets kids excited about interacting with sauces, dips, condiments, beverages, and more!
Think of the brush like a mini food paintbrush that can hold the perfect 'taste' amount of new foods, get kids helping out in the kitchen, or create food play opportunities to explore!
From veggies and meats, to smoothies and yogurts, your child will love getting creative and exploring new flavors with our food brush. The possibilities are endless.
There are so many possibilities available, but in case you want more ideas, check out a list of ideas from our Dietitian here!
Food picks help children practice their fine motor skills, develop their hand-eye coordination and promote mealtime independence. These skills are especially helpful for toddlers learning to feed themselves.
Dabbldoo was created by a Pediatric Dietitian & Mom of 3.
Trust us, we get it. Feeding kids and dealing with mealtime struggles is hard. We bring expertise, creativity, and practicality to our products to ensure they are effective, easy to use, & irresistibly fun! See what makes us extra special below!
We third party test our products to ensure they contain NO BPA, Phthalates, or Lead.
All of our products are third party tested to meet the highest safety standards. All our products are safe for toddlers ages 2+ and beyond.
BUILT TO LAST
Made with the highest quality materials, our products withstand the tests of time.
All our products are 100% dishwasher safe.