What are some tips/tricks to teach my son how to feed himself?

Nathalie - posted on 09/12/2012 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My son is 9 months old and I'm starting to give him chunkier food. Are there any tips/tricks on how to get him to feed himself? What did you do?

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Elfrieda - posted on 09/13/2012

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Maybe be really slow in feeding him every bite, and leave some pieces within reach. That way he'll get impatient and stuff the food he can reach into his mouth.

Sage - posted on 09/13/2012

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Lol! Maybe try. The guiding his hand with yours when you do a feeding and that way he is repeating your movements. He will get there!:)

Sage - posted on 09/12/2012

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With both of my older children I would feed them enough and then I gave them the spoon and the bowl, covered the floor with newspaper,sat them in a highchair and let them go to work. It is messy, but they will get the food in their mouth eventually, Fine motor skills. They have a natural reflex to put everything in their mouths :) It's not hard at all! Good Luck!

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