Self-feeding is indeed a milestone !!!!

Mothers make sure their little ones are meeting all the milestones appropriate for their age

One such milestone is that I’m currently hoping my son, Vedaant can eat his food on his own. Children start eating on their own when they are as young as 2 years old but some of them start earlier as well

I started this when he was one year old. Initially, I used to give him finger foods to encourage him to pick up the food and eat all by himself. Of course, it has not been an easy journey. I worry about him eating to the full or eating while the food is still warm or fresh

I have had to make compromises while motivating him to eat by himself and carefully pick my battles with him. I wished for him to start eating on his own as I feel that when kids eat by themselves they become better eaters

Furthermore, around 2 years of age, I introduced him to spoons and forks. For this, I used spoons which were specially designed for children to make their self-feeding journey easier

The transition was not very smooth as he insisted on being fed by me but I insisted on him to feed himself. I had to employ different tricks to make him comfortable with the idea of self-feeding

I’d like to suggest a few things to fellow mothers who are trying to get their child to self-feed. First of all, be patient and give them a variety of food options, preferably the foods they love eating. Then, ensure that you start with a small amount of food as the idea is to encourage them to feed themselves. You may start this at snack time. Give them finger foods and let them help you in picking food and also let them watch when you cook

I hope the self-feeding journey of your child becomes easier with these tips. In our case, most of the battle has been won and I’m very proud of him. In a month or two, I see him eating independently with making a little mess

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Much helpful Post !!

Thanks for sharing .

Very useful share dear!!

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Beautifully Written Neha!

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