I've got a 14-month-old boy who just won't self feed or use a beaker. I try every day and he just gets hysterical when I try and get him to take water or milk from anything other than a Dr Brown's bottle he's had since 3 months.
When it comes to food he won't put anything in his mouth himself - I've tried everything. It's really frustrating to see so many babies of his age self feeding or using beakers. I don't know why he won't do it...
Anyone else in a similar position or got any advice for me?
I had a similar problem with my little boy at around the same age. the way i dealt with it was rather messy, and that was to put the food in front of him, and let him play with it. eventually the curiosity got the better of him and it went in his mouth. Also does he attend a toddler group, toddlers like to copy others, it may just be that he's not ready yet. all kids are different, and they progress at different levels, he'll get there, hope this helps somewhat.
At his age I wouldn't worry too much.My DD and many of her friends at 18 months are only just starting to use a spoon/fork themselves. The beaker is a different matter though and I think you will just need to persevere with it as he can't drink water out of his bottles all the time. He will feed himself when he's ready,don't stress.