Here Comes The Airplane!

by AndrewD

We’re not really sure how the airplane became the vehicle of choice for parents to use as a meal incentive for children. You’d think an airplane flying towards a baby’s face would scare the living hell out of them. But nope, apparently pretending a fork is a flying vessel is an effective way of getting your kid to eat. It’s all about catching the young one’s interest.

But to me this is sort of deceptive. We spend two years or more telling kids that their fork is an airplane, and then another ten years telling them NOT to play with their food. Is this not a tad counterproductive? If you want to play mind games with your kids, at least do it with some realism and dignity. The Airfork One at least LOOKS like a plane.

Encased in food-grade, dishwasher-safe silicone, the 6.5-inch stainless steel Airfork One means that you take some of the guess work away from your kid. Sure, now when you tell them that their fork is an airplane, they no longer need to flex their imagination to not feel totally deceived, but something tells me that the Airfork is much more apt to catch a child’s eye than your baby voice and a standard utensil.

When it comes to feeding your kids, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do. We understand that some children are so stubborn that they would starve if it weren’t for a few mind games. Sure, why not, it’s an airplane. Just eat your food, for the love of God.

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4 reviews or comments

Ort Says: July 21, 2008 at 6:39 am

I do not know why, but I imagine that there is a high possibility that the kid will attempt to make the air plane “fly” by throwing it.

So the possible end product is a flying fork (with the food) flying towards your face.

But I guess it is just me imagining too much. Yeah…

mojo35 Says: July 23, 2008 at 11:33 am

well as a father with my family living near an airport[well’not exactly near but in the landing route of the planes] i can tell you that that planes are quite an attration for my 2y o kid.
Add to this the problems he makes at eating time and this fork can be a really a solution .
great idea!!

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