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