My DS is great eater. he eats solids very well. We have just started introducing finger foods. Although he will stick all non-food items in his mouth, he does not attempt to put the finger foods in his mouth. he just pushes them off his tray. If I pick up a piece of food, he will follow my fingers with his mouth. How do I teach him to put the food in his mouth? I have tried holding his hand and showing him,but he fights me holding his hand when he is holding something else. Or, is this a phase and eventually he will just do it?
Going through the exact same scenario here, and our little guys are what... 3 days apart I think?
Here is what has worked so far. Have you tried those Baby Mum Mum crackers? They are a healthy snack and they disolve. Ryder really loves the banana flavored ones. I have been giving him those. Now if I put it in front of him, he will pick it up and eat it. But I think it's because he recognizes it and loves them so much (it took me first holding them, then putting them in his hand to get this far).
I am now doing the same thing with pasta ribbons. I give him a few every single day. I sit with him and have been feeding them to him off of his tray. I also eat a few myself while sitting with him and he watches so intently. Now I am putting them in his hand and he is starting to eat them that way. I think it takes a lot of repetition with each food at the beginning..at least it seems to be working here.
I will be watching this post for other opinions though..again, having very much the same challenge.
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