Anna has been self-feeding herself with her fingers for about a year now, so I decided it was time to finally introduce some utensils.
We tried a couple of times with a spoon, but I couldn't stand the mess. So, I decided to move on to the fork where the food wasn't some form of sticky mess.
She is doing quite well. She knows what to do with the fork, she just has a little trouble getting the food onto the fork. Probably because she likes to hold the very tip of the handle instead of gripping it properly.
And, she seems very interested in using the fork (maybe because she likes banging it on her tray). She even protested when I took it away so she could finish eating before we had to leave.
My goal is to have her feeding herself well with a spoon and fork by the end of the summer. I am hoping that we can do some meals outside where I can just strip her down, and then hose off the deck (and her) after she makes a huge mess =)
Happy 8th Birthday Colin!
4 days ago