Little E

Using A Spoon At 16 Months Old

We decided it was time to let Little E loose with a spoon. This is a massive step for all of us as Ethan still needs support with feeding so not only has Little E had to learn a new skill we have had to learn to let her get on with it and ignore the mess.

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And mess there has been!

She has had lots of fun mixing, splashing and tipping food all over the place.

Little E started off by using the spoon like a lollipop but over the past few days we have noticed that she has started to hold the spoon the correct way round. This is making meal times just a little bit less messy.

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Since the spoon has been introduced Little E will now only eat her food if she is holding the spoon and has the food in-front of her. There is no getting away from the mess, Little E really wants to be independent. She really wasn’t my little baby for long!

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3 Comments

  • Silly Mummy

    Aww she’s doing so well! We tended to feed our eldest when eating things that needed a spoon for longer than we probably should have, but youngest only really wants to feed herself. She’s pretty good with a spoon actually, but she has an annoying habit of flinging food when bored of it! & she is often immediately bored! #SSAmazingAchievements

  • Louise

    Oh well done to Little E for getting to grips with using a spoon the right way up. It is such a messy business when they learn to use one although I think second time around you tend to be more relaxed about it – I certainly was with Sophie anyway! 🙂

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