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Hi there. I was just wondering if your LO is holding spoon well or fork? Alyssa is 13 months.. She just holds spoon/forks and plays with it. She'd rather pick food up with fingers.. Just wondering.. Thanks
I haven't given her a spoon or a fork yet, when she can't eat with her hands one of us feeds her. I'll admit I just don't want to deal with the inevitable mess, I clean enough every day to not want to add to it lol
I hadn't given Wyatt the oppurtunity for a long time and just recently started giving him a fork and he's actually really good with it. He concentrates really hard to stick the fork into the food but getting it into his mouth without losing it is a different story. After a while he starts treating it like a drum stick though.
I put a spoon in Andrew's hand and together we pick up food and put it in his mouth. He gets so excited about it! lol. He tries by himself, but it usually ends up with him holding the spoon in his right hand, and eating with his left hand.
Ha! Anytime Emerson gets a spoon in his hand, he holds it in one hand and uses the other to eat with. When he's just playing, he'll put the spoon in his mouth, but I guess he just doesn't want to mess with it when he's hungry.
I give her one about once a week. She likes to play with them mostly. Sometimes she will try and get food on it, but she is not there yet. If I help her put food on it she can get it to her mouth. She gets soooo excited when she does it!
Max loves to chew on the spoons, throw them on the floor or at the animals. It's always fun times when the utensils are out. I'm going to start showing him the proper way to use it though. More when i can feed him outside and he can make all the mess he wants. It's easier to hose off the deck than it is the kitchen floor.
I give Rebecca a spoon or fork at every meal, she tries to use it, and she's getting really good at it, DH and I were amazed that she knew how to use it on her own, she watches us really closely and wants to do what we do. I end up helping her about 40% of the time, and when she's done eating she uses the utensil to throw her food around and that's when we take it away, she doesn't make a big mess with it though.
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