Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Little Dipper

I've observed over the last several weeks that Charlotte really prefers to feed herself. She will tolerate you giving her the first 4-6 bites and then an occasional one every now and again, but if she can put the food in her mouth herself everyone is happier at the dinner table.

I bought her some dipping tools to use for self-feeding a while ago and have never really given them to her to use. Tonight though, I needed some help in giving her the applesauce since she wouldn't let me give it to her and I wouldn't let her use her fingers. So out came the little dipper. It turns out, Charlotte was a pro at using it. I showed her a couple of times and she got the hang of it super fast. It does appear she is going to be a lefty. G-ma should like that!

"Watch me put the dipper in the cup."

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"Now I'm going to put it in my mouth."

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"Ahhhhh... yummy!"

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  1. Umm, I've actually given her the dipper a couple times and she's used it. And I handed it to her right hand and she used that hand. She probably needed a little practice with the left hand since she's not used to it. :-)

  2. Spoil sport. I tried the right hand... she preferred the left last night.

  3. G-Ma wins...and we all know that Leftys are the only ones in their right minds. Go Charlotte!


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