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  • "Rosie1976" started this thread

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Monday, March 24th 2008, 12:55pm

Feeding themselves

Hi all

Dilemma - my two are great at meal times and love their food. However, I use one bowl and one spoon and off we go. Am conscious that they need to learn to feed themselves, and wondered how twinnie parents did it - two bowls and two spoons and only one pair of hands equals a lot of mess! Any tips out there?

Many thanks

Rosie
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Monday, March 24th 2008, 1:30pm

one bowl with finger food and I just hand it to them piece at a time, same with sandwiches, fruit etc
:innocent: tbh i havent dared try with spoons so i will be watching this thread for help.
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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 9:26am

Hi Ladies

Im not at that stage yet, thank goodness...But i did used to work at a nursery and most of the time we had to feed 2 babies at the same time...If i can remember correctly the very young babies about 9 months to 1 year, they obviously had their own bowl and spoon and we just alternated between the two... Then when they were about 18 months to 2 years they fed themselves but we helped them if needs be....

Hope this helps, but be prepared for lots of mess ha ha

I hae started to feed mine their bottles in their bouncers as they want their food at exactly the same time....But i feel that they dont digest it as well, plus they fall asleep so you end up not winding them...I then worry about them not winding properly... Did you find that with your two???

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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 10:05am

I fed mine in chair and as they finished - or started to nod off i would pick them up winded and put them back sometimes helps if they leave a oz or so of milk so when you put them back in chair they have a littlke bit of milk left but not enouht to need winding again. :happy:
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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 12:18pm

Hmmm - this is interesting

We have started to give them finger food - Ricecakes and rusk etc -
apple, banana cucumber and mango -

Generally we we feed them in our laps- but are about to progress to High chairs -

We give them a spare spoon to practice holding - and it keeps them busy while we shovel the food in !

they are just starting to grasp the bottles and hold them properly now -
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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 12:51pm

Z started feeding himself around 7 months. I hardly ever used a spoon, just fingerfoods like broccoli, apples, bread, peas etc, I just let him pick the foods he wanted.

He started using a spoon at nursery (2nd day there I look in through the window and he is sitting feeding himself??!)

I think this should work for twinnies too!
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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 1:43pm

Mine have benn feeding themselves with a fork and spoon but only in the last few weeks, it's messy but fun!!!

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Tuesday, March 25th 2008, 7:57pm

RE: Feeding themselves

Hi Rosie,

This is how I did it, gave M&D plastic spoons from 6 months & bowls on their highchair just to play with so they got use to cutlery, I did always use one bowl one spoon, to tricky with two of each, at 14 months they started feeding themselves yogurts & then proper food with a spoon & fork, I found it alot easier when I bought booster chairs, so we all sit at the table & they have more space it's great how they copy you, when M&D were about 18 months they learnt to swivel spaghetti round on their spoon!!

You will get loads of mess with yogurts, but just strip them & have plenty of wipes!!!!!!! it's fun.

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