Which foods are good for spoons?
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    Default Which foods are good for spoons?

    My 20 month old mindee will sometimes hold a spoon when eating, but doesn't use it yet, which is fair enough at his age. He still uses his fingers - he has been given mostly finger food but is starting to move away from that. He ate his rice with his fingers last week and did a decent job!

    What foods are good for encouraging spoon use? Porridge? Custard?

    I'm going to plan some scooping activities for messy play next week and I always model using my utensils because I eat with him. I'll try some role play too with the teddies, but I don't really think he'll be interested in that.

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    ooo tricky one ....

    things that STICK to the spoon !!!! so maybe a thick chunky sauce for pasta or Fromage Frais?

    i just keep giving a spoon, and sometimes load it up to encourage them to use it. I do find that a little pot of fromage frais and a small 'baby' spoon are often one of the first things they like to feed themselves!

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    I was going to say fromage frais.

    They only need to stick the spoon in the pot and some fromage frais sticks to it. They don't even need to scoop to start with.

    I'll also put some on the spoon and hand it to them. More often that not they turn the spoon upside down to put it in their mouth, so it does need to stick well!

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    Porridge I guess or rice will do

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