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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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I have to agree with the suggestion thus far. Cut out the baby (mushy) type foods, offer him only finger foods (Cheerios, small bits of meat or veggies). Give him those & if within a set time (15 minutes) he does not eat, take it away.

Like everyone has said, he is not going to starve himself. He'll eat when he gets good & hungry.

Whatever you do, don't give in and keep feeding him & giving him the mushy baby food. If he realizes you'll give in, then you get nowhere.
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