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Why won't he self feed?

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DebbieHelen Tue 08-Mar-05 20:58:33

My 11 month has no interest inself feeding. He won't even hold finger food let alone put it in his mouth.

He has just started drinking himself but only with encouragement.

Getting very concerned and desperate for help and advice

mummytosteven Tue 08-Mar-05 21:00:00

oh i have completely the same problem with my lo who is one today. my fella holds finger food but just plays with it like it's a toy! i think they all get there in the end (I hope....)

AnnieQ Tue 08-Mar-05 21:05:51

They all get there in the end. Try to relax and let him do it at his own pace. If he realises that this is something that he can do that gets you wound up, he will do it all the more (they love to do that!)

nailpolish Tue 08-Mar-05 21:10:14

does he look at the food on your plate? sit him at the table with your plate, maybe he will get too curious and pinch.

second it that he will do it in his own time, please dont worry

mummylonglegs Tue 08-Mar-05 21:22:06

DH, does he eat ok though if you feed him? That's the most important thing. I truly wouldn't worry at all if an 11-month-old couldn't self-feed.

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