How can I get my 9 1/2 mth old son to be interested in feeding himself finger foods?

Teresa - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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I give my son many different finger foods and hope that he will start trying to feed himself but instead he just throws it on the floor or waits for me to give him bites of the food. I don't know what else to do to get him interested in feeding himself. any suggestions would be great.

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Christina - posted on 11/15/2009

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i got the lil munchy things at walmart there like lil cheetos for babies and the puffs, id lay them in my palm or on table or walker he eeventually figured it out lol

Andrea - posted on 11/04/2009

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Have you tryed putting the fingre food in the palm of your hand and having him grab them from there.. I know this is was i used with my son and he was picking things up by the time he was 7 months old.. Now my Daughter who was a month early and had other problems is just 7 months and like your son she will not pick them up either.. So I once again am trying the palm thing again.. Hope this helps..

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