Yay! Your back..... I was getting worried about you and wondered where you had gone.
I was worried about my son poking himself too, so I use straws. Coffee stirrers are perfect, but regular ones would work too.
I cut the stirrers in half so he doesn't jab himself in the mouth, and the stirrers are small enough to hold the food without breaking it or splitting it. My son loves them and hasn't poked himself yet.
That says alot as he is still receiving Occupational therapy for difficulties with small motor skills. The kabobs are easy for him to manage.