Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jana | 2012-05-28

Q.

Wanneer begin baba met lepel eet?

Prof, van watter ouderdom af begin baba''s met n lepel/ vurkie eet? Ons dogtertjie is 11 1/2 maande oud, sy eet al baie lank self saans haar kossies met haar vingers. Ek maak n punt om saans tipe kos te gee wat sy self kan vat en eet. By die creche gee die staff nog haar kos vir haar, net snackies eet sy self. Wanneer kan ek begin om vir haar n lepel te gee sodat sy self haar pap, ens uit die bakkie kan skep en probeer eet?

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Dit hang alkyd af van jou baba se ontwikkeling, maar miskien na haar eerste verjaarsdag kan jy weer probeer.Die meeste babas begin eers op 18 maande te leer hoe om 'n lepel te gebruik om te eet.

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Posted by: Purple | 2012-05-28

You could give her a spoon to start feeding herself with now. For a good few months she will mainly feed her head and lap though.

I also let my children finger feed themselves, but whenever i give a spoon meal such as yoghurt or cottage pie or soup, I give baby a spoon and put newspaper down on the floor under the chair and I get the odd spoonfull in between their spoons full.

I found that by about age 4 they have the physical ability to manage a knife and fork.

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