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How to start spoon feeding babies

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Usually when babies are ready to be spoon fed they accept the food offered without pushing it back out with their tongue. I used a baby spoon and just started feeding them.

As far as them feeding themselves. We started with finger foods and gradually offered them a utensil. Our youngest son has had the best dexterity of all our children and was feeding himself the earliest.


Kaden has always been an independent child.

He would point to whatever he wants to eat and then point to the small drawers (where utensils usually are) so I pulled out his baby spoon and hand it to him. I have tried in past to feed him myself but he turned his head away many times, so I kind of let him eat on his own. He would play with his food and then eat it.

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