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15 month refusing spoon


I’ve been trying for months to teach my now 15 month old how to use a spoon but he either tosses it aside and continues to use his hands or takes the spoon and chews the handle. I haven’t pushed it and just let him play with the spoon but as he’s getting older I know I really need to let him know that we use silverware and teach him how to use utensils. Any advice? What’s worked for you?

  • MamaNukesYopolo
    Apr 10

    Watching other kids eat with spoons is the best as far as I can tell. It really comes with time too. I wouldn’t spoon feed him, but you could prep the spoon with food and place it in front of him, and then sit next to him while you eat with a spoon. If you have any good play date friends with kids a bit older, I would see if you could get them to all eat ice cream together or something fun so your child can watch.

  • Elle
    Apr 11

    Honestly, my little guy is 2 1/2 and he still eats with his hands most of the time. It can be frustrating to try and use the spoon for him because the food falls off a lot of the time. One thing that gets him interested in using it is having different types and shapes of spoons and letting him pick which one he wants.