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I am trying to get my DD to eat with a spoon, I have tried to let me guide her, but she pulls away. (Or is it too early for this?). I am a first time Mom by the way, so a lot of this is kinda new to me.
Thanks ladies! :-)
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by on Nov. 17, 2012 at 5:29 PM
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AnGLInterrupted
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 12:09 PM
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I wouldn't worry about it.  Just put a tarp down under her high chair and let her go to town.  She'll figure it out!  All babies learn and do things at different rates.  Now if she can't hold a spoon when she's 4..  then worry.  ;)

Basherte
by Bronze Member on Nov. 18, 2012 at 1:31 PM

I don't go by age on what is and isn't too early or right on time. I listen to my children and watch them for signs of readiness. I offered help with spoon and offered for my DS to use a spoon to get food if he refused, then I went with it and fed him.


Our little ones will get it when the time is right for them to get it, not whenever a book or someone else says they should have it down.


mskitty6
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:08 PM

My youngest turns 13 months on Thanksgiving and she's not feeding herself. Just put an empty spoon next to her while feeding her and let her play with it after a while she'll pick it up and try to feed herself. No need to hurry.

calvinsmommy18
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM

 i dont think ds knew how to use a spoon or fork the right way until 2 or 2 1/2. with him as long as he was eating i was happy, since hes such a picky eater. if he wanted to use his hands fine, he eventually got it. sometimes i would have to have 2 spoons out, 1 to feed him and 1 for him to play with.

BlessingsMama
by on Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Just give it to her and let her go at her own pace. But anticipate a mess. My son is now 20 months old and handles both a spoon and fork well. He will still use his fork to get the food and then take it off the fork and eat it with his hands.
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