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February 17th, 2013, 09:22 PM
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Anyone's LO using utensils to eat with now?
How did you start with it and how do you contain the mess (LOL)?

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February 17th, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Everett uses a fork well but not a spoon. He doesn't make much of a mess but the dog cleans up what he does make. Or I do when we are done.

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February 17th, 2013, 11:36 PM
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Lew uses a fork fairly well for the first half of his meal....then he gets tired of it and hold the fork with one hand as he shovels the food into his mouth with the other. Contain the mess? I don't. He eats in his Bumbo on the kitchen floor, which gets swiffered/wet swiffered every night.

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February 18th, 2013, 07:16 AM
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Lilli uses a fork and spoon pretty good! I've had to teach her to hold her bowl with her other hand though. She sees the other kids at school and us do it and has picked up on it. Plus we offered it to her even when she didn't know how. She eats in her high chair and rarely makes a huge mess.

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February 18th, 2013, 07:24 AM
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Avery uses a fork and a spoon very well- she feeds herself cereal no problem and pretty much anything she can spear.

I didn't really worry about the mess, I just cleaned it up. She never made much of a mess anyways.

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February 18th, 2013, 07:42 AM
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Layla uses a spoon well. She scoops and gets it in her mouth no problem.

Forks she's 50/50 with it.

We started with yogurts.
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February 18th, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Kaylee does better with a fork. She still mostly uses her hands though! We don't contain the mess either, just clean up afterwards and throw her in the tub when she needs it!
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February 18th, 2013, 08:45 AM
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Keelan can use a spoon, but he hasn't mastered it. It's awkward, but it gets the job done.
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February 18th, 2013, 09:01 AM
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Evan's pretty good at using both, although he tends to flip the spoon over just before he puts it in his mouth. Its a little messy, but usually contained to the high chair. When he was first starting, we saved the really messy stuff until dinner time so we could throw him in the bathtub right after.

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February 18th, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Around here forks are for throwing and spoons are for slingshots.

He can occationally get food on his fork or spoon, but he can't get it from the utensil to his mouth, so he takes it off the fork or spoon with his fingers and puts it in his mouth that way.
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February 18th, 2013, 12:09 PM
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We are still working on this. For so long I gave him finger foods to feed himself and I would feed him the stuff that he needed silverware for. So over the past few months I have been giving him the silverware to use (plastic kid ones). He does okay at times and is messy other times. I figure if he keeps doing it he will eventually not be messy! When we go out though I stick to finger foods for him to contain the mess

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February 18th, 2013, 12:53 PM
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he uses neither effectively

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February 18th, 2013, 01:18 PM
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Mya will occasionally use both a fork and spon but she still very much prefers her hands.
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February 18th, 2013, 01:19 PM
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Brynlee does a good job with a spoon and fork. She also insists on using one in restaurants. I used to always bring her toddler silverware, but I don't even worry about it. She will use regular silverware when we are out, but we use her toddler silverware at home.

As far as messes, she eats in her booster chair in the kitchen. So if there's a mess, I sweep up. No biggie.

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February 18th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Dominic uses both a fork and spoon pretty well now.

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February 19th, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Alexis usually gets both at each meal, and uses at least one of them. She doesn't quite get "stabbing" her food with the fork, but can easily scoop up food with a spoon. She's still getting it down, but it works to get the food in her mouth most of the time.

As for mess, I'm pretty relaxed. I've decided that my child will make a mess when she eats and I don't care anymore. She throws food, smears it on the table and plays in it, gets it all over herself and the floor...she's going to make a mess either way, I guess what's a little more?
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