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Teaching LO to eat with utensils. Mason'sMommy; 1 child; Welland, Ontario 1233 posts
9th Dec '12

How did you teach your LO to eat with a spoon/fork?
I'm trying and failing miserably.
He'll be 11 months on the 29th

Double.The.Trouble 2 kids; Florida 2260 posts
9th Dec '12

I started DD on utensils at 9 almost 10 months and by 11 in a half months she was using them, All I did was show her and if she did it wrong I corrected her, If she needed help getting it on the fork I would take her hand and press the food on the fork after awhile of doing so she caught on well, It takes time.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18129 posts
9th Dec '12

I give LO his own spoon/fork while I feed him.

1&1 We're Done! 2 kids; Nevada 10963 posts
9th Dec '12

I dont think I actually taught DD, she just started using one. I started at around 9 months Id give her a spoon and let her try.

♥ Mrs. S ♥ Due September 20; 2 kids; Venezuela 13654 posts
9th Dec '12

I didn't teach them, it just happened.
My son didn't start really using forks or spoons until just after 2 years. My daughter started right after she turned one.
I always offered forks or spoons and let them take it the rest of the way.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
9th Dec '12

i just showed my son how to use it and helped him whenever he needed it and always offered him a spoon and fork with every meal. He is 21 months old now and still needs help sometimes

Mason'sMommy; 1 child; Welland, Ontario 1233 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting JessieLeeAnne:" I give LO his own spoon/fork while I feed him. "


I do this, but when I give him his spoon, he sticks the wrong end in his mouth with no food on it, lol.
I try to help him, by putting it the right way and try to show him to dip it, and he gets super pissy

BakingNumber3 2 kids; Texas 1692 posts
9th Dec '12
Quoting Mason'sMommy;:" I do this, but when I give him his spoon, he sticks the wrong end in his mouth with no food on it, lol. ... [snip!] ... with no food on it, lol. I try to help him, by putting it the right way and try to show him to dip it, and he gets super pissy"


She does exactly this and she is going on 10 months.