My son is 18 months this week, and although he will feed him self finger food no prob, he has very little interest in using a spoon to do the non finger food stuff we give him. He will sometimes try and use his fork with his finger food, and if i help him abit will give it a go for a short while with the spoon. Does anyone else have children that have been late to use cutlery??
My ds is 17 months and still prefers using his fingers or me feeding him. He will use a spoon on occasion, especially if I scoop the food up first for him. My DS is just lazy I think. Why have a dog and bark yourself is probably his reasoning.
My ds is 19 months and still doesn't use a spoon himself. He'll take it and put it in his mouth if I load it up, but he hasn't really grasped the concept of getting the food on the spoon - he just jabs at the food with it. There is definitely an element of laziness though - he'd ideally like it if I put all his food in his mouth for him. I wouldn't worry, they all get there eventually.