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Re: Toddler not using spoon/fork

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Posted by Nicole K on March 12, 2004 at 13:40:26:

In Reply to: Re: Toddler not using spoon/fork posted by Beth on March 12, 2004 at 09:16:17:

: Hi Nicole! My son is 20 months and doesn't consistently use his spoon. He can easily put the food in his mouth once it is on the spoon, but hasn't mastered the scooping action!! I have begun to hold his hand around the spoon handle and scoop up the food and help him direct it to his mouth. It is getting easier and easier...but there are still times where he won't even try to scoop it up. I think boys are a little lazy with stuff like this!!

: So I wouldn't worry just yet. But if it concerns you overly...ask your child's doc about it. I think it is normal at your son's age to not have mastered the spoon/fork thing yet!!

: Hope this helps!!

: Hugs,

: Beth

Thanks for the advice. The last couple of mornings I helped him with his cereal and then when he was about halfway done, I left him on his own to finish off by himself. I peeked over to watch him and could see him getting some of it in his mouth on his own....some of it ended up on him but at least he was trying.

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