The Two Spoon Rule

Anyone who’s ever fed a baby knows that getting the spoon to their mouth before they grab it can be a challenge….and a mess.  I have a solution.  Follow the two spoon rule.  Give your child a spoon of his or her own to hold while you are feeding them.  Every now and then, dip their spoon into the food and let them guide it to their mouth.  (You can help if they’ll let you!)  Not only is this a great way to keep them from grabbing at the spoon you’re holding, it’s a terrific first step towards future self-feeding.  Give it a try!