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Isabel was getting there with fork and spoon now just throws them off and uses her hands how do you encourage her to use them?  I've shown her to stab things with the fork (she just likes stabbing the plate to make a noice) and if i put things on the spoon she will take to her mouth
 

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Clare,

I think if you just keep putting them out with her meals eventually she will use them some of the time.

Kaydn does pick up his food with a spoon or fork but then shoves it all in with his hands & will even try to eat yogurt with his hand. ::)

It's something she will pick up & probably the best way to encourage is to eat together as often as possible so that she sees you & DH using forks too.

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I think it's just a case of perseverance Clare. And like Siobhan said, try and model using the cutlery yourselves by eating at the same time. I'd ignore it when she uses her fingers, and praise her loads any time you see her using her fork and spoon.

Good luck!  :)
 
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