Pick-Ease: Utensils For Picky Eaters

As moms, we all need a little help. Help can be a baby carrier that allows us to cook hands-free. Help can mean having someone watch our little one while we work. And help can be a product that makes it a bit easier to get picky eaters to, well, eat!

Like Pick-Ease.


Pick-Ease is one of those products that you’ll see and wish you had invented yourself – especially if you have little ones learning to feed themselves.

Pick-Ease utensils were invented by a mom (of course!) out of necessity. A mom of two young boys, who owns a home daycare and was a nanny before becoming a mom, Melissa Desrochers knows picky eaters – she has two. And with her extensive experience with kids, she knew that “in the eyes of children, everything seems to taste better when served on a toothpick!”

But since toothpicks aren’t exactly an ideal tool for toddlers, Melissa decided to come up with a safer alternative – and Pick-Ease was born. Pick-Ease utensils are fully patented, BPA-free, dishwasher safe, made in the USA, and affordable. What’s not to love?

My toddler niece Victoria is just learning to feed herself, and she loves using these fun, colorful utensils to feed herself bite-sized foods like fruits, veggies and cheeses. And they are made to fit perfectly into a child’s hands, so they are just the right size.

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I just love when a mom invents a product that can help her and other parents like her. Well done, Melissa! I can’t wait to use Pick-Ease with Baby Brian when he gets a little bigger.


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About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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  1. 12.2.14
    Tamara said:

    How adorable! I can see how they would make picky foods even more fun, as long as they are soft enough to poke in there.

  2. 12.2.14
    Shell said:

    What a great idea!

  3. 12.2.14

    Those are so cute! I bet my niece and nephew would like some of those – they eat a ton of fruit and my sister has a hard time getting them to use a fork!

  4. 12.2.14
    Divina said:

    Interesting product and like that it is teaching toddlers a little independence while eating.

  5. 12.3.14
    Elena said:

    What fun!!! I am thinking that maybe I should pull these out for my ten year old when she decides to be picky at the dinner table.

  6. 12.3.14
    Melissa said:

    What a great idea! It’s true, my toddler loves to try to get her hands on a toothpick every chance she gets!

  7. 12.3.14

    What a clever idea! Wish these had been around when my kids were toddlers.

  8. 12.3.14

    I’ve recently seen this! Definitely a clever idea for picky eaters. I’m a big fan of anything that helps dinnertime go more smoothly!

  9. 12.3.14
    Melanie said:

    Now that is a very cool product. It would make a great baby shower gift!

  10. 12.3.14

    Awesome idea! Utensils are so tricky for really small toddlers … and picky eaters (actually, I’m sure my 8yo wouldn’t mind eating his meals this way – lol).

  11. 12.3.14

    Using toothpicks to stab food was such a novelty for our kids once they reached the preschool age and could use them safely but I love this product for younger ages! Such a great idea and a wonderful test subject! I love seeing photos of your son and Audrey’s kids! They’re absolutely darling!

  12. 12.4.14
    Pilar said:

    These would have been so helpful when my kids were itty bitties, especially for my oldest who had significant developmental delays and motor control issues to work with. Obviously way safer than toothpicks and super cute! (P.S. LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing pics of your little man and Audrey’s kids.)

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