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Best first fork for 10.5 month old?

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Pseudo341 Thu 21-Jul-11 08:18:45

My DD is 10.5 months old and is very keen on feeding herself. She's been eagerly grabbing the spoon out of my hand and shoving in her mouth with great effectiveness from about 8 months. The problem is she now wants to load the spoon herself and can't get the hang of it which is resulting in her getting very frustrated and upset at mealtimes and not eating as much as she used to.

I've bought a couple of plastic spoon shaped forks but she doesn't get on very well with those either and has more difficulty getting the food off them than with a spoon. Obviously she could just use her hands which she does a lot anyway, but given that she's so keen to use cutlery and actually quite good at it so far I'd like to encourage her. Can anyone recommend a good fork?

Seona1973 Thu 21-Jul-11 16:05:54

we got the little knife/fork/spoon sets that you get in the supermarket, Boots, etc that have a plastic handle and metal prongs, spoon bit, etc.

Boots have a spoon and fork set for a few quid that looks quite nice.

hwhite6 Fri 22-Jul-11 07:56:59

We got the plastic fork & spoon from tesco (wavy handled), the fork can be used to 'shovel' if needed & can stab food obviously - he lives the fork!
We were also given the little kids metal cutlery (straight platic handles), which can also use proficiently now too.

Pseudo341 Sun 24-Jul-11 20:45:14

Thanks. I made it into Boots today so got a set like the one in the link but with a knife aswel and chunkier handles, I'll see what she makes of them tomorrow (probably not the knife though, that's for later)

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