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At the 15 month checkup my Pedi asked if DD was using utensils...she is/was not. I actually gave her a fork this evening for dinner and it was more about exploring than eating off of it. If it's yogurt or applesauce I haven't let her dive in and do it herself...I help. Although if she grabs the spoon and it goes towards her mouth I let her feed herself. But mostly she lets me feed her.
We have been practicing BLW with our son, but he loves being spoon fed things like apple sauce and tries to grab the utensil to feed himself. When do toddlers tend to start competently use utensils?
I started transitioning to solids around 4 mos and when it seemed like my LO could use utensils (could hold onto food feeder, sat upright) I gave him My Turn Spoon and Fork to use. The handles are rounded so he could grasp it easier. I think these are easier to grab than other sets.