Thursday, August 6, 2009

Eating with your fingers 101

So we are working on something big here in the Z household. BBZ has absolutely no interest in feeding himself. At least not with his fingers. He will often grab the spoon while I am feeding him and feed himself, but as far as using his fingers... no way, Jose. I talked to his teachers at his daycare about this and my least favorite teacher gave me some song and dance about them not being able to give him table food until he can feed himself. For what I am paying for him to go there, they should be working with him on learning to eat finger foods... IfIdosaysomyself. So his primary teacher, who is my very favorite, came back and was more than happy to start table foods with him. That was the beginning of last week and he is pretty much off baby food, at least at home anyway. So back to our finger food eating lesson. I worked very closely with him the last couple of days...showing him how to pick it up and put it in his mouth. We tried puffs, peaches, carrots and even spaghetti! Finally we are making progress. He now picks up the food by raking it (he doesn't have the pincer grasp yet) holds it up, gives it to me and opens his mouth for me to put it in there. It's pretty darn cute that he gets so mad if you take a long time to come over there and put it in his mouth for him. How long do you think it will take for him to realize he can do it himself? Oh well, it's a start, right??? The video doesn't quite capture it, but here it is anyway!

6 comments:

  1. I hope you are video taping these things!! You could put them on your blog too :) That would be most helpful for our visual understanding. I am sure he is absolutely adorable ofcourse!

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  2. He should watch Eli. I gave him puffs for the first time this week. I set one on his high chair tray and whoop! It was immediately in his hand and he knew it, but tried so hard to figure out how to get it in his mouth! Finally- success... but it was mushy and gross by that time. :)

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  3. I can just picture his chubby little hands holding the food like, "come on, mom!". That is awesome.

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  4. Be thankful, at least he can not pick up every freakin crumb, dog food, hairball, etc. that may lerk on your floors. Paige is constantly chewing on something GROSS! She puts too much in her mouth, and with no teeth yet.......NO TABLE FOOD. Very frustrating, I must say. One day that kid has to get teeth!

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  5. HAHAH! oh too funny, made me laugh so hard!!

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  6. Yay the video is up! That's so funny he keeps trying to hand it to N to give to him... he will put the two together and then he will be shoving everything in his mouth!!

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