I read your post and thought whoa!
In all seriousness, is not learning to feed yourself important for motor skills? Or will the child learn doing other things?
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26-05-2016 09:04 #31Senior Member
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26-05-2016 09:15 #32
the child is very thin and a bit yellow looking. makes you wonder but not my bizzo to say anything really.
26-05-2016 09:32 #33
26-05-2016 09:46 #34
My appointments have always been 30 minutes or longer. And I love my nurse. She has given me excellent guidance and advice IMO. Maybe I'm lucky to be in a good council with good nurses.
I was told to skip the purees all together and go straight to finger food. This wasn't an issue for us since DS hates being spoon fed.
But others in my mothers group were given different advice.
Sorry, don't mean to derail this into a discussion on nurses.
26-05-2016 10:25 #35
26-05-2016 10:31 #36
When did you stop spoon feeding?
Derail away 😜
I didn't even have a 2 year check for dd1. The nurses actually said at 18 month check it's not necessary if you don't have any issues. And a parents idea of whether their kid has issues can vary greatly depending on your expectations, experience and knowledge.
26-05-2016 10:33 #37Senior Member
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My eldest DD is over 3 and tbh I still spoon feed her sometimes. I hate it and she's capable of doing it herself but sometimes she just won't. This morning for instance I was breastfeeding the baby while sitting with her and encouraging her to eat her weetbix but she flat out refused until I spoon fed it to her. She will eat finger foods by herself although even then, she'll get easily distracted and eat 3 bites but if I sit with her and talk to her and pop it into her mouth she'll eat more. It's not an ideal situation, I wish she'd feed herself but we've always had feeding problems with her since day 1 so sometimes I just do whatever is easier. If my SIL said something to me I might get a bit offended. Her boys eat so well by themselves and I know we have a problem but I'm doing the best I can as I'm sure your SIL is and no one likes to be judged.
26-05-2016 10:48 #38
But yeah, I'm 100% positive she means well. I would just love to bring him to our house for a week and let him run riot lol
26-05-2016 10:49 #39
To be honest, I'm worried about what we're going to do when DS turns one and we have to stop giving him a bottle because he hates being spoon fed.
He feeds himself OK but I can't imagine he's getting enough calories in. Hopefully his dexterity improves in the next few months.
26-05-2016 11:40 #40
I gave DD the spoon at 12 months and she got the hang of it very quickly, so she was efficiently and cleanly feeding herself by about 13 months. 2.5 is way too old to be spoon fed. My kids could both eat soup without spilling any by that age.
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