Diana - posted on 09/30/2011 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 3 years old and requests to be fed instead of eating on his own. I started letting him eat on his own late (around one or one and a half) to avoid messes, but got over myself and let him hash it out on his own. But my mother watches him frequently and if he lags in eating or asks, she will feed him to save time and make sure he eats enough. I normally demand he feed himself and keep on him to eat a sufficient amount, but most times he doesn't eat very much. I tell him only babies need to be fed and he's a little kid that should be able to feed himself. His doctor insists he won't let himself starve and will eat what he needs to eat, but short of feeding him or letting him eat off of my plate, does anyone have any suggestions for getting him to eat on his own consistently?