Our Favorite Tools for Cooking with Toddlers


We are huge advocates for cooking with toddlers. Yes it is messy, yes it may add time to the cooking process, but the benefits are huge. We think it can be done with kids as young as 1! Cooking with toddlers, and all kids, can help them be exposed to new ingredients, try more foods, and feel in control of their food. Foublie has started doing cooking classes with babies and toddlers, so feel free to reach out to ask if we are in your neighborhood yet! Also, read our tips on cooking with kids of different ages. If you buy something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission. 

That said, check out our favorite tools for cooking with toddlers:

Toddler Safe Knives

These knives are awesome and take cooking with toddlers to the next level. They come in a pack so you don’t need to worry about sharing and can really show your little one how to chop, dice and use a knife. This one is made of plastic and is easy to grip. You still need to supervise your toddler, but you don’t need to freak out if your little one sticks the knife in his mouth (it will happen). Buy with Amazon.

Learning Tower or Kitchen Helper

Most people we know do all of their cooking on the kitchen counter. This device is perfect to bring your little one into the action. Bonus, this is good for activities beyond toddler cooking, like craft time and even a fun place to eat dinner. Buy on Amazon.

Toddler Aprons 

An apron is not just a fashion statement, but a way to protect clothes from spills and wipes. We do not guarantee these are 100% able to keep your kid clean, but we do guarantee she will look real cute. Buy on Amazon.

Cutting Boards

You might not want to pull out all your ‘good’ cooking stuff when cooking with toddlers. We get it. These boards are real flexible and light. We like them because they stick to the counter but it’s ok if they fall to the floor. Buy on Amazon.

Mixing Spoons

These come in a pack. Spoons seem to get thrown on the floor or dropped when we cook with toddlers. It’s always nice to have a backup (or six). Buy on Amazon.

Mixing Bowls

These bowls are nothing fancy. However, we do like that they are light. This means we don’t worry about breaking anything or hurting anyone if the bowl flies off the table. Buy on Amazon.

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