He can feed himself, but only with his hands, and of course it gets everywhere else too.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:09 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by kaycee14 at 2:19 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
Babies learn by example. Do you eat in front of him?
Put the spoon in his hand.
Guide his hand and pick up some food and help him put it in his mouth.
You keep putting the spoon in his hand and eating in front of him .
He will get the drift eventually.
Answer by louise2 at 2:21 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
An 11 month old baby probably isn't coordinated enough to use a spoon yet. Their fine motor skills are still being developed and the plain hand to mouth motion is a great exercise in itself. Plus, babies learn by touch and exploring his food with his hands is great way to do that.
The important thing is that your child is learning to feed himself and is exploring a variety of healthy table foods. In addition, feeding himself is a way to give himself a sense of control in a world that he doesn't have much control of.
My advice would be to invest in sheet (or a couple) you can put under his highchair and throw in the wash when he's done.
Or my preferred method of 3 dogs and a mop!
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