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When did you stop spoon feeding your kids?

Did you ever just let them only finger feed themselves for every meal? or did you keep spoon feeding them until they learned how? and what age did yours learn how to spoon feed themselves?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Jun. 12, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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Answers (15)
  • Toddlers like to eat food with their fingers. They eventually will use a spoon but it will take some time before they actually will use one.
    CafeMochaMom1

    Answer by CafeMochaMom1 at 2:19 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • I never really spoon fed my son. He didn't get solids until he was big enough to pick them up himself. He has always fed himself. I can't pinpoint when he started using the spoon properly. We always gave it to him and eventually he figured it out.
    ncbirdie

    Answer by ncbirdie at 11:56 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • I'm actually curious about this one too. My Ds is 15 months old and has been fine with finger foods for a long time now but not a spoon. I have tried letting him spoon feed himself many times and he just wants to play with his food. Even if I hold his hand and guide the spoon to his mouth he won't eat but if I spoon feed him he will. So I really have no idea.
    jenae_gist

    Answer by jenae_gist at 11:57 AM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • whenever she showed interest in feeding herself. when she wanted to smear her fingers in it and put them in her mouth instead of just her hair. i would do things like bake sweet potato chunks and soft boiled carrots.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 12:00 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • oh and my dd was almost 11 months the first time she used a fork on her own. she always found a fork easier because she could poke things and they would just stay on.
    jennifer588

    Answer by jennifer588 at 12:02 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • When she could hold her own spoon by herself. So at about a year old.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:14 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Maybe a little younger. I cant quite remember without looking in her baby book.
    xxhazeldovexx

    Answer by xxhazeldovexx at 12:14 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • Wow...I'm starting to worry he's gonna be behind at this. These other kids were 11-12 months!
    jenae_gist

    Answer by jenae_gist at 12:15 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • my son is 11 months and he just likes to play with his spoon still lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:20 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

  • A year old, the only time I would feed him, and still do, is when it is something REALLY messy like soup.
    mrsbean08

    Answer by mrsbean08 at 12:26 PM on Jun. 12, 2010

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