Nicole - posted on 11/29/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )
My son is going to be 1 next week, and I'd love for him to start feeding himself with a spoon. I realize his fine motor skills aren't quite there yet, but how do I teach him to use a spoon? Do I just give him his dinner and a spoon and let him go for it or should I show him how to hold it and scoop up food? He can bring it to his mouth without food on it, but most of the time when I give him the spoon (actually, he takes it from me) he just waves it around and food goes everywhere. He's more interested in playing with the spoon than in eating once he's got it.