Beverley - posted on 11/11/2010 ( 41 moms have responded )
Is anyone else having a problem with their one year old trying to be independent?
My little boy turned one this week and for the last few weeks I have been giving him his spoon and a bowl (with the very last of his dinner in) at the end of a meal to play with. He has learnt to dip the spoon into his bowl and then put it in his mouth.
The problem is now he wants to do it by himself all of the time and that can be messy, time-consuming and usually he won't eat a fraction of what he could eat if I were feeding him.
It just seems to be that inbetween phase, between having to be fed and being able to do it himself.