Nowadays, many children's self-care ability is not proportional to their age, mostly because parents do not give their baby enough learning opportunities to make children unable to be independent. When you often feel that your child is not big enough to take care of yourself, you may wish to reflect on whether you have not given a chance to learn. Therefore, when the child begins to have the will to do it himself, Mommy has to let go and let the child try it! 6 months old, start to eat yourself. When should you let your baby learn to eat by yourself? In fact, when the baby is 6 months old and tries to eat the first complementary food, the parents can start to enlighten the child's own interest. When you try to feed your baby to eat complementary food, he is angry and resists, even if he grabs it by himself, then he protests to you, "I want to eat it myself, don't feed me!" So, mother must learn to relax. Let the baby do it yourself! By the end of 9 to 10 months, the child will start to be interested in the spoon, and even if he will reach out and want to grab the spoon in his mother's hands, then Mommy should let the baby try to use it himself, so as not to miss the best training period. Mommy regretted that the baby’s interest was lost, or that it was used to being done by others. In order to avoid the child's inability to use the spoon to play temper, parents may also help from the side to increase their self-confidence and sense of accomplishment. Parents should be encouraged when children can successfully use tableware to eat, saying that he is great! You can eat yourself! If he accidentally spills out, Mommy should not blame him. He should be encouraged to improve next time to avoid frustration. baby! are you ready? Learning to eat yourself is not easy at all! The little baby is likely to accidentally make the whole face and the whole table dirty. Before your baby learns to eat, he has a lot of abilities. Mommy may wish to check one by one and see if the baby at home is ready. Persistence: When a child starts to use his own utensils at first, he may lose his temper because he can't use it flexibly. Some babies may even give up because of insufficient persistence. Hand-eye coordination: Sending the spoon accurately into the mouth requires coordination of hand-eye coordination. If the child's hand-eye coordination is not good at the beginning, the food may not be placed in the mouth smoothly, and the face will be full. Hand muscles: grasping the spoon requires the cooperation of large and small muscles. In general, the child will learn to use the tableware according to the process of “grabbing – spoon – clip – using chopsticks”, that is, by rough movementExhibition to fine movements. Mommy! Preparation is ready! “Why is the neighbor's baby already eating for himself, but my family's baby can't?” In fact, learning the eating habits depends on the individual differences of the children. Secondly, the creation of the family environment is equally important. If Mommy is always afraid of trouble, and omits the learning process, or because she is worried that her child is not doing well, then in the case of insufficient experience, the child naturally does not learn well. However, before training your child to eat, Mommy should be fully prepared, so that it is not easy to be upset. Psychological preparation: Preparing for patience Because the baby's muscle control and hand-eye coordination are still insufficient, the small hand holding the spoon may not be able to accurately aim at the mouth. In this case, the baby may have a bite and sprinkle. The situation. Therefore, Mommy should have sufficient psychological preparations. "There may be a need to clean up the baby for the rest." However, there will be progress in practice, probably until the baby is about 1 year old, and the hand muscles have better control and grip ability. It will be better and better, Mommy must have patience. Environmental preparation: Prepare a small table chair. Baby is ready to learn to eat! The layout of the environment is very important! In addition to the need to prepare a comfortable and soft dining environment, it is equally important to choose a suitable small table and small chair! It is recommended that Mommy prepare the environment for the first time, prepare a fixed dining position for the baby, and a table and tableware suitable for his size, and surround him with a bib to avoid soiling the clothes. In addition, the table should not be laid on the tablecloth, so as not to cause distraction or accidental pull. The simpler and better the layout of the environment, the less likely the child is to be disturbed by external forces, and it is easier to concentrate on eating; the distance between the dining table and the dining chair should not be too far, so that the baby does not seem to be struggling. Meal preparation: Prepare baby tableware In the choice of tableware, it is best to use plastic materials to learn tableware, so that children will always break the tableware and have frustration. In addition, because the baby's gastrointestinal tract is still very fragile, so Mommy should not forget to do the disinfection of tableware after the meal. Baby diet training camp Mommy, start to teach your baby to eat yourself! It is too early to train your child's good eating habits. If you develop your child's dependence, you will be too late! At the beginning, if the child accidentally spilled the food, Mommy wouldn't panic because the child would naturally learn from the failure and correct the next action until it would not spill. momMi can also take the opportunity to train children to learn frustration tolerance! Mommy should also consider the development of the child during training so as not to cause frustration. Spoons, forks Because the child's finger flexibility is not very good, so most of the time will take a grip. And probably until the child is about 10 months old, Mommy can let the baby try to use the small spoon for infants and toddlers to eat complementary food! At the beginning, Mommy can help from the side. If the child accidentally throws the spoon on the ground, Mommy should also patiently guide, and can not sternly blame the child, so as not to exclude the child from learning. When the baby is about 1 year old, it is usually flexible. Use the spoon. Bowl Baby is about 9 to 10 months old, Mommy can prepare a wide, lighter bowl at the bottom for him to try! However, because the baby's strength is small, it is best not to exceed one-third of the things in the bowl, so as not to be too heavy or easy to overflow; and in order to avoid the child's burns, the food should not be too hot. When taking the bowl, just let the baby hold the handles on both sides of the bowl with both hands. Secondly, the baby may not know how to drink bit by bit, Mommy can help from the side, adjust the amount of drinking. When you are 2 years old, you can let your baby learn to hold the bowl with one hand and eat the spoon with one hand; that is, put the food in the bowl into the mouth with a spoon. At this time, Mommy can give him a light, strong, not easy to slide and fit the size of his hand, and first demonstrate the posture of the bowl to the baby, and then let the child imitate, such as: press the thumb belly on the table of the bowl Edge, three fingers other than the little finger are placed on the edge of the bottom of the bowl. Cup Baby is about 1 year old, Mommy can use the learning cup to teach the baby to use the cup. At the beginning, let the baby hold the hand in one third of the cup and carefully pick it up to avoid spilling the contents. When the baby is about 3 years old, he can take his own soup without spilling it. Chopsticks The use of chopsticks is difficult and is a fine movement. It is recommended that the baby, such as Mommy, be older. During the process, Mommy can tell the child that the posture of holding the chopsticks and the posture of holding the pen have something in common. They should hold the chopsticks with the thumb, forefinger and ring finger, and open and close the practice of the clip with the arc. But if the child doesn't use chopsticks before the age of 6, Mommy doesn't be too harsh, because chopsticks are really too difficult to use!