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when did you start...silverware

i should know!! but i cant remember!!! my ds is 11 months now... jsut curious... i know by 18 months my older ds could use them well, but i dont remember at what age i started!

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Asked by 2cuteboysrmine at 7:04 PM on Jul. 2, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • About that age, 11 or so months. My youngest is 18 months and is a great lover of utensils. I started by giving them plastic baby forks and spoons first.

    Answer by Nathskitten at 7:09 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • thanks... i swear i still got baby brain!! i cant remember anything!!!!!

    guess tis time to stock up on plastic silver ware and a shower curtain to go under his chair!!!

    Answer by 2cuteboysrmine at 7:12 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • around the age 1 i started to give them to her, but she didn't really master them til she was about 2 1/2

    Answer by vabchmommy at 7:12 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I wanna say I started by son shortly before a year. Maybe 10 or 11 months. As long as she can grip it, I'd say it would be fine.

    Answer by Crystal1124 at 7:33 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • hello, when ever they show interest! my dh was using her own by 8 months!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • When I started my son with finger foods he got plastic spoons, forks, and butterknives. Today he's 25months old and can eat a bowl of cereal or chicken noodle soup with very little mess. He's been getting "big boy" cups for a long time too. I found plastic coffee cups and those seem to be the easiest way for him. He hardly ever gets a sippy cup unless we're in the car or at somebody else's home. So in my opinion it's best to start them as young as possible. My son would try and try, but give up and use his fingers. This went on for months, but he does really well today.

    Answer by momma_marian at 9:13 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • Gosh it seems like DD has been using utensils forever! and she's only 18 months. I let her attempt to self feed very early on probally around 7 or 8 months. She is a very independent young lady. These days she is doing more with the fork and spoon than just holding it in one hand while eating with the other, she is actually attempting to use them properly. Anyway I'd say give your DS a toddler fork and spoon and let him have some fun. Just remember to give them to him at all meals.

    Answer by Stacie03 at 11:24 PM on Jul. 2, 2009

  • I started with them at about 13-14 months with both of my boys. When they wanted to grab the spoon out of my hand and feed themselves. I wouldn't force the issue until they're like 3, though, lol. Less mess.

    Answer by tyrelsmom at 1:37 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

  • i started at one

    Answer by Mamaof2boys0709 at 9:36 AM on Jul. 3, 2009

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