Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

At what age did your child starr using a spoon or fork by himself?

My son is 17mths old! Just wondering when you other ladies little one start
Using eating utensils by themselves. He's not quite there yet....

Answer Question

Asked by kyheavensmom at 10:23 AM on May. 24, 2010 in Just for Fun

Level 18 (5,663 Credits)
Answers (5)
  • My son is 20 months & he recently started useing a fork, (kids size one) I still feed him allot too.We do allot of finger foods/snacks/ he does allot from watching his siblings, thats been a big help.

    Answer by Stefono at 10:38 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • Honestly when they are ready.

    I introduce the plastic spoons to my kids by 1 they were playing with it, getting use to it, even trying to eat with it. The toddler spoons they are fatter and thicker.

    I would start now, but only let them eat yogurt, mushy foods, with it, but be sure to be right there. You might be surprised at whay he can do by himself. Sometimes we as mommies are not ready to let them grow. LOL, that is normal..

    Mom of four.

    Answer by KFree907 at 10:42 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • Mine is 15 mos. and she can kind of use a fork. She stabs the food and then takes it off and eats it.

    Answer by danielp at 10:54 AM on May. 24, 2010

  • I gave them utensils with their meals before they were a year old. They were using them well by 15 months.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 PM on May. 24, 2010

  • My son is 3 and he still would rather use his hands. We have utinsile rules but he'd still rather use his hands.

    Answer by lstrickland at 8:15 PM on May. 24, 2010

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.