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    ReneeZA
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    Does anyone still spoon feed their babies

    Hi

    Just want to get a feel for how many mums still spoon feed their kids. My DS is now 19m and all of a sudden he refuses to eat. BTW I used to spoon feed him his cereal, lunch and dinner. He used to eat but for the past few weeks he just sits there with his food in the mouth. He refuses to swallow,

    It was really frustrating me as I go out of my way preparing his meals. I researched and read so many books. I did not realise that I had to let DS self feed way earlier. I think I was a control freak. I started giving him his food and let him self feed. DS is doing so well now. All of a sudden he is eating again and doing a good job of it.

    So far so good. I feel so much better of his eating. It was just simple as just letting him self feed. If only I knew. Hope this helps anyone else that are having problems.

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    The only things I spoon feed Tess are things like yogurt and applesauce. Otherwise, she feed herself everything.
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    Vasu more or less feeds herself entirely, and the high chair, floor etc. She doesnt use utensils though, just her hands. She takes all her liquids from a cup, and that I have to hold for her. We are starting to have our battles with it, but that is a whole new post!!
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    Hi Durga

    Akshay drinks his liquids (milk and juice) with a straw cup. He loves holding it and there is virtually no mess at all. He drinks his water in a open cup. Theres always a bit of dribble but too much.
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    DD refused at like 8 1/2 months to be spoon fed so she learned real quick. The only things she will let me do are yogurt and applesauce.
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    if it's something that needs to be eaten from a spoon then yes, If she can pick it up then no she has to do it herself. If I spoon feed her then she to be holding a spoon in each hand for her to let me.
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    Our little one is just 10 months and refuses to eat anything off a spoon anymore. He much prefers to feed himself.

    Just like Jill, if I have to feed him off a spoon (e.g. yogurt), then he has to be holding a spoon or toy for me to even get anywhere near his mouth
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    R U kidding! DD has not let me spoon feed her since she was 9 months old.

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    Erin has been feeding herself since 9 months old. The only things I spoon feed her is cereal, yogurt, applesauce.
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    DS has all his finger foods himself. Things like yogurt, applesauce, soups he has himself. I was referring to stuff like his dinner, rice, meat potatoes, lasagna, soups, casseroles. I was always feeding him this but he now refuses me to this as well. But its glad to know that most little ones were self feeding since little.

    Well with my next child I will start early. I was too scared about choking. I am a bit paranoid when it comes to stuff like that.
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