Fifty Key Messages: Baby see, Baby do when it comes to eating
Teaching your child how to eat properly
From the Tusla Parenting24Seven website https://www.tusla.ie/parenting-24-seven/0-5years/
When showing your child how to hold a spoon – get close to your child, and hold a spoon in your hand. Do the same with a glass and cup.
Allow your child to feed themselves, even if they miss their mouth.
Sit and eat with your child, let them see how you use cutlery, glasses and cups. It is important to let children of this age to explore textures – e.g. cutlery and food.