Cheyenne - posted on 06/17/2011 ( 38 moms have responded )
my son is 16 months old and he will pretty much eat anything i give him. but some people think( my sister in law) think i shouldnt let him feed himself like he does. recently i started giving him grapes and he eats the whole thing, skin and all. my sister in law is one of those parents that cuts up food into little pieces when its a baby. her youngest daughter is 3 years old and she still tells her how to eat. i mean i know there are moms out there who have strict diets, vegiterians, eat whatever, for there kids. but i think its the parents desion on how to let there child eat. i trust my son, and its not like im not there when hes eating his food. im close by if i have to leave. i just think its funny because my sis in law is telling me hot dogs are the #1 cause of choking for kids, and grapes are # 2. if you cant learn to trust your child from when they start feeding themselves then how are you going to trust them later down the road when they want to borrow the car, or want to walk down the street to there friends house?