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Doddl is an award winning revolutionary range of children’s cutlery - your kids will find it super easy to use and they will love it!
296 backers pledged £11,023 to help bring this project to life.

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 If we reach £15k- Backers get to vote on 1 extra color. This color option becomes available to all backers. 

If we reach £20k- Backers get to vote on 2 extra colors. These color options become available to all backers. 

The Lime Green color will be available to everyone, as it is the original color. 

We will send you a survey at the end of the campaign  to gather votes. Then we will survey you again with the color choices available.

Lime Green
Lime Green
Raspberry, Blueberry, Tangerine and Grape
Raspberry, Blueberry, Tangerine and Grape

Doddl will only be available in the UK directly following this campaign. Immediate Worldwide availability ONLY here on Kickstarter. Grab it below retail price before the campaign ends. 

Welcome to Doddl and the launch of this award winning product - Doddl Children's Cutlery. Doddl is a revolutionary approach to designing a knife, fork and spoon. Principally aimed to help make meal times easier, it also enables children to learn to eat independently from a young age.

  • Doddl is a unique and revolutionary range of children's cutlery helping to make meal times easier. 
  • Doddl aims to prepare children to eat independently by the time they reach school age. 
  • Doddl cutlery encourages children to intuitively use a pincer grip, which is an essential skill for drawing and writing. 
  • Children as young as 2 years old can effectively cut food with the knife, which is designed to better support their hand and wrist.

The Problem: Existing children's cutlery is not easy to use

Existing children’s cutlery/flatware is simply a smaller version of adult cutlery but young children struggle with these long handled utensils as they do not have the dexterity, coordination or control to manage these implements effectively. Young children in particular cannot effectively use a knife; it requires a lot of strength and control in the wrist and hand to cut food; children have not developed this skill and strength hence they often resort to fingers.  

To help your child more easily and effectively feed themselves, we have created Doddl cutlery, a 3-piece knife, fork and spoon set specifically designed for young children.

 The unique design of the handles allows Doddl cutlery to sit comfortably within the child’s palm. The spoon and fork handles encourage children to use the pincer grip, which helps to develop finger strength and control. Pincer grip development is also essential for other skills such as drawing and writing.

  •  Doddl cutlery is shorter than standard kids cutlery. The handle has been designed to sit within the palm of the hand to aid control.
  • The shortened design of the handle also promotes successful hand-eye coordination.
  • Doddl is designed so that young children instinctively grasp the handle with a 'Pincer' grip thus helping them progress from the basic 'Palmar' grip.
  • Doddl helps to achieve key development milestones such as the 'Pincer' grip.
  • Doddl encourages children to work on key hand skills and finger movements needed for drawing, writing and many other activities.
How your child's grasp develops
How your child's grasp develops

Children have not developed the strength in their wrist and hand to use long handled standard knives, which means parents usually cut up their child's food for them

  • The unique design of the Doddl knife supports the child's hand and wrist so they can effectively apply sufficient force to cut through food.
  • Doddl's design helps children develop their fine motor skills (finger strength and control).

Doddl Cutlery has been designed specifically for young children to allow them to successfully eat more independently

  • Children become more engaged with meal times because they can manage their own food (including cutting it up).
  • Children love having their very own cutlery set; it makes them feel special and grown-up because they can eat like mummy and daddy. 
Doddl is much easier for the child to control
Doddl is much easier for the child to control
Easy to stab food
Easy to stab food
Finalists of British Inventors Project 2014.                                Winners of 'Women with Bright Ideas' 2014
Finalists of British Inventors Project 2014. Winners of 'Women with Bright Ideas' 2014

*The Doddl cutlery set is ideal for toddlers and younger children. I introduced my daughter to them when she was just 12 months old and I was amazed at how she immediately held them correctly encouraging good motor skills at such an early age. I highly recommend this product for any child learning to use a cutlery set or even for the older child, as my six year old enjoyed using them too. Mel, Mum of Olive (12 Months)*

*Aubrey took to using her Doddl cutlery straight away; using the spoon and fork seems to be intuitive and she is really developing her cutting skills with the knife now. Thank you Doddl! Susie H, Mum of Aubrey (26 months)*

*Children regularly have issues with the fine motor skills needed to use standard cutlery appropriately. They often struggle to cut up their own food, which in a school setting can mean that they either need help from an adult, or don’t finish eating their meal. Developing suitable strength and grip in early childhood would enable them to hold and use cutlery effectively and would have a dramatic impact on school dinner time. Kate C, Primary School Teacher*

*Excellent design. Really great to have a spoon my 16-month old can use without food falling off. He used a perfect pincer-grip Finn O, Mum (16 month old boy)*

See what the top UK mum bloggers are saying about Doddl:

http://www.eventualmother.com/blog/what-a-doddl

http://themamastory.com/2015/05/26/review-doddl-ergonomic-kids-cutlery/

Doddl is made of high-quality materials designed to give superior comfort and feel
Doddl is made of high-quality materials designed to give superior comfort and feel

Doddl is proud to be joining forces with a British manufacturer to produce our cutlery. Our manufacturer shares the same commitment to quality. Being able to manufacture in the UK was an important principle of our business model.

Once funded, final-stage tooling will commence and our manufacturer is aiming to produce the first sets of Doddl Cutlery in September 2015.

Doddl is Dishwasher Safe
Doddl is Dishwasher Safe
Doddl is Easy to Store
Doddl is Easy to Store

Now that we have our final designs, we are seeking funding to cover the costs associated with tooling and manufacturing. We are looking to raise £10,000 to complete the tooling phase of manufacturing of our revolutionary range of Doddl cutlery.

As a thank you to our funders, we have put together a series of great rewards for you to get your hands on…well, maybe not your hands…maybe you can buy a set for your child or as a really useful gift for a young relative…after all, they have been designed for children!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read our pitch. We are very grateful for your support in helping us to achieve our funding goal. Please spread the word about Doddl by sharing the link for our Kickstarter page on Facebook and Twitter and invite your friends to join the Doddl revolution!  

Thank you for helping us make meal times a Doddl.

 FAQs:

Q) For what age children is the cutlery suitable?

A) Children can begin using Doddl cutlery from approx 12 months (starting with the spoon). The cutlery is suitable for children up to the age of 5 years old, or until they are ready to transition onto normal adult cutlery.

Q) Is the cutlery dishwasher safe?

A) Yes

Q) If I select the Personalised option, where is the name written?

A) The child's name will be written along one side of the knife's blade

Q) This cutlery is more expensive than the standard cutlery I buy in the supermarkets/malls, what am I getting for the extra money?

A) Doddl cutlery is made out of high quality, food safe materials and is manufactured in the UK. The cutlery feels luxurious and the soft touch areas provide a much better grip and support for the child. This cutlery is built to last, so is great value when considering it will be used every day for years. It is also encouraging your child to develop key skills - something most other cutlery on the market does not do.

Q) Is Doddl cutlery suitable as a gift?

A) Doddl cutlery makes a great gift for family or friends with little ones. It is a unique product that the children will love because they will find eating easier and the parents will love because it is useful.

Please note, final manufactured product may vary very slightly to the designs illustrated i.e. the exact area covered by the soft-touch material and the exact shade of colours used.

Risks and challenges

We have been very thorough in managing this process and the development of this product. The main challenge was hitting new boundaries with regards to injection moulding. To address this concern and to ensure we could deliver as promised to all our backers, we developed pre-production prototype tooling. Using prototype tooling, the conditions of the manufacturing process could be thoroughly tested and we are happy with the quality of samples. Therefore, we are confident we can produce a high quality item once we move into full scale production.

We will be working with our Distributor (Bebe Elephant) to ensure a smooth transition of processing everyone's order, once the product is ready.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

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    Be part of Team Doddl by making a donation to help us get one step closer to launching Doddl.

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    A SET OF DODDL CUTLERY
    A knife, fork and spoon set of Doddl cutlery.
    Early bird special price.
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    A SET OF DODDL CUTLERY.
    A knife fork and spoon set to help your little ones eat independently.
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    A SET OF DODDL CUTLERY.
    A knife, fork and spoon set of Doddl cutlery to help make eating easier for your little ones.

    Ad-ons:
    If you would like a Team Doddl Polo-shirt (colour as shown), please add £13 to your order

    If you would like a Team Doddl Hoodie (colour as shown), please add £19 to your order

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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    2 SETS OF DODDL CUTLERY.
    Knife, fork and spoon sets of our unique cutlery, which your kids will love. A great saving of £10 off the RRP.
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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    2 SETS OF DODDL CUTLERY.
    Have your little ones getting to grips with these knife, fork and spoons in no time!

    Ad-ons:
    If you would like a Team Doddl Polo-shirt (colour as shown), please add £13 to your order

    If you would like a Team Doddl Hoodie (colour as shown), please add £19 to your order

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    PERSONALISED DODDL CUTLERY
    A knife, fork and spoon set of Doddl Cutlery with child's name etched on one side of the knife blade (Maximum 10 letters). Perfect as a gift.

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    ****MEMORIAL DAY SPECIAL****
    2 sets of Doddl Cutlery - free Shipping to US

    To commemorate memorial day we are giving away a limited number of Doddl cutlery sets at this reduced price and with free shipping to the US.
    Works out at approx $19/set for this premium range of flatware.
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    3 SETS OF DODDL CUTLERY.
    £15 saving off the normal RRP.
    Each knife, fork and spoon set comes boxed individually in case you want to give them as presents to friends and family!
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    5 SETS OF DODDL CUTLERY.
    £30 saving off the normal RRP.
    Each knife, fork and spoon set comes boxed individually in case you want to give them as presents to friends and family!
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    Pledge £100 or more About $126

    10 Sets! A fantastic Kickstarter Special; £70 saving off the RRP. Do you have lots of children to feed? Are you a nursery, snack bar, restaurant or pre-school? Then this bulk order is for you. Please note; bulk orders will not be packaged as individual sets but securely packed into one box.

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