The six different grips

Transverse Finger Grip

Transverse Finger Grip

Transverse Volaric Grip

Transverse Volaric Grip

Key Grip

Key Grip

Five Finger Grip

Five Finger Grip

Thumb Grip

Thumb Grip

Lateral Precision Grip

Lateral Precision Grip

Multi Grip

Six different grips

 

The I Can multi-grip spoon permits several different grips that the child can use to practice fine motor skills. These grips are five finger-, precision-, thumb- and transverse grip, which are all much more useful grips than the “whole hand grip” that a lot of children spoons  invite to.

 

By using the I Can multi-grip spoon, children are able to train their fingers instead of the arm, which permits an intuitive transition from eating with the hands. The hole in the I Can multi-grip spoon provides contact between the thumb and index finger for increased stability, and if the child wants it, it may put their thumb or index finger into the hole to get a secure grip.

Babies development

  • 6 months: The child is eating with his hands.
  • 9 months: The child begins to pick peas, crumbs, etc. between the index finger and the thumb.Child holds spoon during feeding. Encourage child’s own eating. Use thumb or finger grips. 
  • 12 months: Children have develop their fine motor skills and can start to eat byt themselves with the twizer or precision grip.
  • 18 months: The child is eating using fine motorskills with varying grips. Done wiping floor, child can now eat!*
    (*Children’s development varies, a lot! Just encourage, encourage, encourage! Remember it is about nutrition and dexterity training, the mess is inevitable, and good!)

Benefits