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Should my almost one-year old be eating table food with his fingers or with a spoon?

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Asked by tarakenyon06 at 3:20 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • W/his fingers, yes. I don't remember how old my oldest daughter was when she started using a spoon. My youngest isn't there yet so, can't help you w/the utensil part. Sorry! I'll bump ya tho.

    Answer by cheekycherub at 3:22 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • With their fingers. A one year old does not have the cordination to use a spoon. My son is 13.5 months old and we give him plastic silverware he grasps the concept but cant quite get it down yet. I cant remember how old my daughter was when she used silverware.

    Answer by Supermama323 at 3:23 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Definitely with fingers. I always offered a spoon/plastic fork to my kids from the beginning and they would play with it. Around 18 months they started using it, using it fairly well by 2.

    Answer by missanc at 3:23 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • My son did not start eating with utensils until he was closer to 2 years. At a year old they are still getting used to working those little fingers so trying to use a spoon is extra frustrating. If your child is not interested in using anything don't force it.


    Answer by LadybugTash at 3:24 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • My daughter uses her fingers, but when given utensils especially at the dinner table with everyone she will look around at everyone using theirs and try to use hers. But for the most part its fingers!

    Answer by wife_mother1790 at 3:42 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • both. my ds's were always offered a spoon and my 1 could feed them selves with it, of course only about 50% of the food made it to their mouths....

    Answer by 2boysmommy.js at 3:46 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Definately with fingers and should have some interest in a spoon although he won't be a neat eater and might think it's more a toy than anything.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 4:14 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • You could feed him with a spoon and let him eat with his fingers. I think my son was 16 months when he started feeding himself with a spoon.

    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 5:03 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • It depends on your child. My DD had/has great motor skills, and she is so prissy, she was eating with a spoon at 12 months because she didn't want to get dirty. She was holding a crayon by 11 months, so i knew it wasn't because she couldn't set with fingers, she didn't and still doesn't want to.she is 19 months and feeds herself with a fork at every meal.

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 6:28 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • My niece is 2 and still uses her fingers.

    Answer by LogansMamma0511 at 8:55 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

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