spoon feeding baby

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Registered: 09-28-2009
spoon feeding baby
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Mon, 03-21-2011 - 2:05pm

I introduced my son to the spoon today and it was messy! I know it will take some time, and I'm not forcing it. He can't figure out

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Registered: 10-25-2008
Mon, 03-21-2011 - 4:22pm
I could post some fabulously messy pea pictures to answer that:)
It took quite awhile for piper to really get it. I want to say a few months before she ate correctly everytime
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Registered: 06-20-2011
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 2:32pm
My baby girl has been having cereal for the past 2 weeks..the first day it was a terrible mess...she needed a bath as soon as she was done! Poor girl was covered..LOL BUT, it was mostly me...I just couldnt keep up with her! LOL, she wanted it and she wanted it now! Ha, it was so cute! We are BOTH getting better...she is still only 10 weeks so it is obviously going to take a while for her to get used to it...but she doesnt spit it right back out as often now! LOL and I am getting quicker!! So she no longer needs a bath every time she has her cereal!
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Registered: 08-16-2004
Thu, 07-07-2011 - 9:56pm
It doesn't take but a couple tries. My last two were right at 6 months when they figured it out. After two weeks DD refused to be spoon fed so we switched to 100% self feeding. DS is 6.5 months now and I let him self feed once or twice a day but I spoon feed him on occasion if he seems extra hungry.
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Registered: 01-27-2006
Fri, 07-15-2011 - 12:15pm
at this age their still learning how to use their fingers and makes objects work. You could probably hold off on the spoon for a little while longer and continue with finger foods if you want to avoid the mess.
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