Miss A hardly ever uses her fork when eating. Always uses her hands and it is getting a little bit frustrating now. She does use a spoon for yoghurt but quite happily eat ice cream using her fingers. I really don’t know what to do about it. I do tell her that she has to use her cutlery but she just carries on using her hands. Even when using the spoon, she hasn’t quite mastered the whole scooping action. She just dips her spoon which means she takes forever to eat a small pot of yoghurt!
Everything gets messy when Miss A eats. I know she is just doing what is easiest but surely she should start using her cutlery now or very soon! As you can see from this photo, she gets so messy! OK this was taken months ago but nothing has changed!
Miss A is now two and a half. I know other children that are a similar age to her that use their cutlery. I know each child is different, but I really need to get her to start using cutlery. Tips welcome! If your toddler took a while to use their cutlery properly, what age did they start?