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When to give up the plastic spoon?
« on: June 26, 2014, 08:06:43 am »
Hi all,

The question is the title I suppose! She's been feeding herself with a spoon for a couple of months now, but has taken to chewing the plastic spoon. It's driving me nuts as the majority of the contents of said spoon end up in her lap!

Ok, she may be teething etc, and it might feel nice, but would this be a good time to introduce the metal baby spoon and fork instead?

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Re: When to give up the plastic spoon?
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 13:26:53 pm »
I'm not much help on this one I'm afraid. DS refused plastic spoons so only ever had the junior metal cutlery. I would have thought if she's chewing on it, it may not be the best time to switch as the metal might hurt  :-\
Maybe give her a plastic spoon to play with and chew on during A time if she's getting pain relief from it?  Then she might not be so interested in chewing it at meal times and perhaps just eat instead  :-\


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Re: When to give up the plastic spoon?
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 18:55:20 pm »
Good point! Didn't think she'd hurt herself on it.. Silly me. Keep on going then!

Thanks for the advice as always creations. She now has a spoon in her toy draw to play with x



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Re: When to give up the plastic spoon?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2014, 20:49:23 pm »
She might also like some harder finger foods, mine liked bread sticks when he was teething. If she keeps tipping the food everywhere in favour of chewing the spoon you might offer more finger foods for now until the chewing passes. Just a thought.


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Re: When to give up the plastic spoon?
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 05:31:17 am »
Actually she is liking the breadsticks more and more atm. And she's waking early... Duh! Obviously teething then! Ahhh, I hate teeth!

I'll do some harder finger foods and see how that goes down, thanks again!  :)



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Re: When to give up the plastic spoon?
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 08:07:06 am »
No problem :)