I started giving mine a spoon when they started showing an interest in feeding themselves, like picking up cheerios and getting them in their mouths. They mostly just used it as a drumstick, banging it on the high chair tray, but eventually they started trying to get food on the spoon, then the spoon in their mouth. I honestly don't remember exact ages that they were, although I do remember that none of them were the same age when they did it. My sons were happy to let me feed them for much longer than my daughter. She was trying to hold her bottle by the time she was 4 mos. old, and was very independent through all the developmental stages.
Ok my mind is else where right now. I was going to reply spooning is okay, but most people like to fork.
We started giving her one around a year.
I think I gave my dd a spoon when she was 1 so she could try it.
1 yr old
when they start showing interest in feeding themselves
I started giving mine a spoon when they were wanting to feed themselves. For both of my sons that was around 1 yr old. By the time they were 2 they were able to use a spoon and fork unassisted.
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