We got this for a nephew who was going through a real picky eating phase. Figured they’d either help him eat more or he’d at least have fun playing with his food. Happy to report that they did help his eating increase. In fact, they quickly became a requested item for meals. Mom & Dad even had to get another set since little brother was getting jealous & kept trying to take them. We considered getting the matching plate and placemat, but opted for just the utensils to see if they worked or not and they sure have! I’d definitely purchase these again.