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Cutlery regression?

PostPosted: 17 Mar 2014, 20:10
by ChristmasGift
The Babs has been insistent on eating with cutlery for weeks now. She will revert to fingers if somethings too tricky but usually tries really hard with her cutlery first. However the last few days she's pretty much ignored the cutlery and gone straight in with the fingers. I am not bothered, just wondered if it was common? She's eating lots (for her) at the moment so I guess her hunger is overriding her desire to practice cutlery skills.

Re: Cutlery regression?

PostPosted: 17 Mar 2014, 21:35
by SparklePetal
Sounds pretty normal to me! I have seen lots of people on here mention how at times the need to feed will outweigh the desire to gain skills with tools :D

Re: Cutlery regression?

PostPosted: 17 Mar 2014, 21:37
by Sallie
Very often I've been putting away cutlery unused because babycob has been using her fingers. And she's almost 3 and a half!

Re: Cutlery regression?

PostPosted: 17 Mar 2014, 21:43
by Den
We also are reverting to finger use more often, at nearly 3, I think it's cos she can now confidently use it so it isn't a challenge anymore so there us no point when fingers are just as / more efficient if that makes sense.
I'm hoping us modelling cutlery use will just mean that eventually she will always use it.

Re: Cutlery regression?

PostPosted: 20 Mar 2014, 22:56
by Eriksmom
Erik does this too now. He's great at using forks and spoons, at daycare they are really impressed, but recently he tries fingers first again. I encourage using spoons for yoghurt and porrigde, but when he picks up broccoli with his fingers, i just silently cheer because he's eating at dinner and it's something healty :mona