Ellie Bear has come a long way in the realm of self feeding. I wrote about some fine motor exercises here that discuss how to perfect the scoop and the flick of the wrist. It also helps to use sticky foods.
Good foods for spoon feeding:
Oatmeal (good thing we do not have that oat allergy anymore)
|Soy Yogurt + Rice Cereal = Sticky Food|
Not even a few months ago we had this:
|She is giving herself a facial and satin hands|
And we had:
|What do you mean the spoon goes in my mouth?|
Now we have:
Now days Ellie can pretty much spoon feed herself with minimal assistance. She can still be a little messy at times, but nothing like before. Most of the mess occurs if she puts the empty bowl on her head, which happens too frequently in my opinion.
If you notice, Ellie has figured out that if she leans forward towards the bowl, she has a lot less distance to cover in getting the loaded spoon into her mouth.
|Stop taking my picture, Mom!|
|I mean it! This is SO embarrassing!|