It’s no secret that toddlers are notoriously messy diners who’d rather squish, squeeze, and slam their food than actually eat it. But with the right set of children’s utensils, your kid’s meal time can go from sticky and slimy to scrumptious and tidy. Here are our favorites fork, spoon, and knife sets for little independent eaters.

Made with children’s safety and size in mind. Amazon

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Toddlers will love eating like grown-ups at the dinner table with the Munchkin Splash flatware utensil set. It includes two BPA free forks, knives, and spoons designed for kids 18 months and up. The ergonomic handles and safe knife edges make gripping and handling easy. Plus utensils come in four bold colors—green, blue, pink, and purple.

For self-feeding beginners. Amazon

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These Cute Stone bendable utensils help develop grasp training, hand-eye coordination, and dexterity for babies six months and up. Each package includes three forks and three spoons made from food-grade PP, BPA free, and odorless materials that can scoop food at any angle. Weaning spoons and feeding forks have shallow scoops and durable, rounded tips to protect your child’s delicate gum and teeth. They’re suitable for the upper level of the dishwasher, so are super easy to clean and maintain.

Bring chromatic cutlery to your kitchen table. Amazon

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This vibrant rainbow stainless steel flatware set includes two knives, two forks, and two spoons. Each non-toxic, rust proof utensil is finished with fine polishing and has smooth edges with no burrs so they won’t hurt your child’s lips or hands. The cute engraved bear designs will encourage kids to eat by themselves which will not only give them more confidence, but will also let parents feel more at ease.

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This multicolored, biodegradable tableware utensils pack comes with five forks and five spoons made of natural bamboo fiber and high quality cornstarch that are BPA, lead, PVC, phthalate, and toxin free. Gentle for baby teeth and easy to grip, these bamboo spoons and forks are a great alternative to plastic, stainless steel, or silicone utensils.