hi mummys,i have a 11 month old and we seen to have mastered finger food .So now moving on to getting him to spoon fed him self.what the best way of doing this.and what food is the best for this all tips welcome many thanks x ( :
Best way we found was just accepting there would be a lot of mess! We helped DS at first by loading the spoon up and handing it to him, just a few times to give him the idea. Porridge was the easiest for him while learning - it will still stick slightly to the spoon so if he turned it upside down and dropped most of it, he would still get a little bit of it. We then moved onto cereal, then onto more solid items with a plastic fork.
My DS is 14 months and just has no interest in spoon feeding himself even though he's pretty good with finger foods. I figure it will come with time, and I think nursery persevere a bit more than I do!
It's actually quite hard for them as their wrist bones aren't developed properly until 18 months. So they can't twist properly but will have a go. So let them experiment but accept that you might need to help a bit.