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18 months and not using a spoon???

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didsnbump Sat 04-Jul-09 12:28:37

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??

Knickers0nMaHead Sat 04-Jul-09 12:34:09

dd is nearly two and still prefers to use her fingers. I wouldnt worry.

countesscaloriecounter Sat 04-Jul-09 12:36:25

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.hmm My DS is just lazy I think. Why have a dog and bark yourself is probably his reasoning. grin

didsnbump Sat 04-Jul-09 12:46:43

Its good to here im not alone, i was thinking he might just be being lazy.

Vicky31 Sat 04-Jul-09 14:26:27

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.

FaintlyMacabre Sat 04-Jul-09 19:36:25

I can recommend the Salmon Luke bowl/spoon set- a bit expensive but totally worth it IMO.

simpson Sat 04-Jul-09 19:42:28

My DD is 17mths and does not use spoon either.

She feeds herself finger food type meals fine and actually refuses to be fed anything with a spoon. And won't try herself really either.

She will occasionally use a fork but gets bored and ends up picking food up by hand putting it on fork waving it around for a couple of seconds then taking food off fork by hand and into mouth grin grin

simpson Sat 04-Jul-09 19:43:40

don't think 18mths is late to use cutlery either BTW smile

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