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Ideas to get child to self feed...

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I have a 2 year old boy (2 leg child) that does not like to feed himself. I have tried just about everything that I can think of to get him to eat by himself and you guessed it...he still wants Mom (me) to feed him. Ohh and he still prefers mushy baby type food. Anybody have any ideas on how to get him to eat "real" food by himself?
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Connor has texture and sensory issues with food and he just turned 3. If he looks at something and doesn't like the color or the way it looks, it is not going in his mouth. This is from a kid who ate everything in the babyfood department when he was at that stage. I keep bringing up my concerns with his doctor and his doctor isn't concerned. We give him a multi-vit. daily and he gets enough milk and enough iron. That's all doc is ever concerned about.
I would say if your still having to hand feed, like the others said, stop doing it and put the plate down for only so long. Connor's doc also says they will not starve.
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