The skill of using a spoon in the process of eating is the very first skill
self-service, which will meet the baby.
Parents turn to spoon feeding the baby when
Begin to enter the first complementary food porridge or mashed potatoes. AT
In most cases, this occurs in 4.5-6 months. AT этом возрасте
Children can not eat on their own with a spoon. And if
hold this cutlery correctly then feed yourself to them
does not work. Therefore, parents will have to be patient and
peace of mind until their baby learns to use the spoon. Our
tips and advice will help moms and dads quickly and without problems
to teach your kids to the spoon.
10 tips как научить ребенка кушать ложкой
- To feed the baby you need to choose the “right”
spoon: it should be shallow, rubberized,
comfortable. On the shelves of children’s supermarkets can be without
labor find similar cutlery. And sales assistants
tell you which model is better to choose according to age
- Do not let the kid play with a spoon, but do not miss
opportunities at every feeding to offer him her
to hold The child must learn clearly
cause-effect relationship “spoon-food”.
- Show by example how to properly
handle this cutlery. Sure to
проговорите название предмета («Это ложка») и его
предназначение («Ей кушают кашу, пюре, супчик»).
- AT первое время ребёнок должен освоить умение правильно
and confidently hold a spoon in your hand. Peanut will knock
spoon on the table, push it in the mouth, but do not use
intended purpose. This is normal. Let the baby get to know each other
with this cutlery.
- Only after that you can offer him a try.
захватывать ложкой кашу или пюре (такое действие удаётся,
usually in 8-9 months).
- The first treatment of children with a spoon is always
unsure Baby can scatter half the contents
get dirty, carry it by the mouth. Do not scold him for
- The best thing mom can do when learning
child to use a spoon – be tolerant of his small
failures and enjoy the first success. Help your baby in
this difficult task for him, gently direct his pen to
each stage – from scooping up porridge to its departure into the mouth.
The child should feel your help and support. And this
interaction with the mother will be for him not only useful, but also
- If the baby has learned to grab porridge with a spoon and
send it to your mouth, no need to rush it. Give crumbs
time. Sometimes an independent meal can be delayed.
Be patient! And soon the baby’s uncertain movements will become
neat and accurate.
- Remember that for a child using a spoon is a process
requiring concentration, effort, coordination of movements.
Therefore, such a thing can quickly bore him. Let’s go babe
time to rest (at this moment you can offer him a drink or
wipe the stained cheeks).
- Eat with your child more often.
Put him in a highchair, put a plate in front of him
porridge, equip the child with cutlery, and arrange yourself nearby.
The child, seeing your manipulations, will imitate them. Besides he
will know – mom does the same! Psychologists believe
that the visibility of action not only contributes to the rapid development
skill, but also gives the child a sense of trust.
Do not forget that before the baby learns carefully
use a spoon, it will take more than one month. For him, this new and
Complicated skill means much more than simple self-service.
This is a new stage in its development!
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- How to teach a child to eat independently and carefully –
complete instruction for parents
- Teach your baby to drink from the mug
- What to do if the child does not want to eat complementary foods (and what
to do if the child does not want to eat with a spoon)
- About choosing the first dish