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My baby when it eats he is not used to picking up the food but he wants me to put it in his mouth is there any way to make him him reach and grab for food?

he does reach and grab toys but wants me to put the food in his mouth lol.


Asked by belen87 at 1:54 AM on Feb. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • he will grasp for food when he is ready, just make sure it is small enough for him to hold and not too hard that it creates choking issues. Maybe try giving him a spoon and showing him how or give him a piece of banana in his hand.

    Answer by MixedCooke at 4:18 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Put him in his high chair, put the food on the tray and walk out of the room. When he realizes that you are not there to feed him and if he is truely hungry, he will get it himself.!

    Answer by angietomas91 at 4:10 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • You didn't mention how old he is - some babies learn to do this at different times. Make sure he has food within reach that he can practice with when he's ready (on his highchair tray), one day he'll just pick it up and eat. You can also try giving him things that are large enough for him to hold on to and put in his mouth (biter biscuits), that you can place in his hand and then let him mouth.

    Answer by missanc at 9:55 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • Depending how old he is, you can put some cheerios on his high chair. He will still need you to feed him meals though.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 10:20 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • He will learn by trial and error. Food before one is just for fun. Let him experiment and play. That's how they learn. Read this too:


    Answer by amileegirl at 10:52 AM on Feb. 1, 2010

  • thanks for all your answers and support!!! the thing is when i put him in the high chair he sits their and screaams so i can put the food in his mouth he is spoiled then when i feed him his gerber food he is wanting to hold the spoon himself but he can because he tries to jam it in his throat lol and thats scary....................

    Answer by belen87 at 12:58 AM on Feb. 2, 2010