So back in February (I know that was a while ago, but it's too fun not to share...) we let Andrew try feeding himself with a spoon! This was a big step for me because I was seriously afraid that we would end up cleaning food off the walls, floors, and ceiling. And that thought made me want to just keep feeding him ourselves... forever.
But he ended up doing so well! I made some chocolate pudding for this first attempt. I wanted something thick enough to stay on the spoon easily, and I definitely wanted something he would like so that he wouldn't give up or spit it out.
Success. We used a second spoon to catch the pudding that was dripping down his chin but for the most part he was a champ. Andrew was definitely ready for this.
And he's done it a lot more since then- eating Greek yogurt, applesauce, and more pudding!