Baby Evan Weaning @ 13 Months

After his first birthday, I decided it’s time Evan starts learning to use a spoon to feed himself.

Signs that showed he’s ready:

  1. He is able to sit on his weaning chair without falling over.
  2. Showing interest in using his spoon to feed himself or even myself during meals
  3. Understand simple instructions eg. Fingers away from the food
  4. Able to use two hands to drink water directly from a small cup by himself

Here he is, that little cutie pie feeding himself.
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Weaning table & chairs from Ikea.

Montessori suggests using child-sized real utensils for babies & toddlers. Hence, we got Evan a teaspoon & small bowl meant for sauces.

I skipped the placemat out of sheer laziness on my part today.

This Montessori weaning set up gives Evan a lot of self-confidence & independence. He’ll come over and sit down for his meals, feed himself (that builds his fine motor skills as well) & gets up on his own when he’s done.

My little boy is growing up so fast!

 

Porridge Recipe

  • Fishbone & vegetable stock cubes (I made these & freeze them in batches)
  • Rice (2 tablespoons)
  • Organic broccoli (1 floret)
  • Wolfberries (3 pieces)

When I’m pressed for time, I’ll cook the porridge over the stove. For gooey Cantonese style porridge, I use the slow cooker and let it cook for an hour.

 

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