I have an overdue confession to make.
There was one area of Hannah’s psychomotor skills which I deliberately delayed due to laziness on my part. Mommy wanted to avoid cleaning up messy food spills. So our dear girl didn’t get enough opportunities to try out feeding herself with a spoon. I tried to make up by giving her a set of fork, spoon and bowl during playtime. She has been pretending to feed herself with these crockery.
But today, today is different. I relented. I scooped out a small portion of her usual porridge meal into a small bowl, placed it before her and put a spoon in it. And boy, she was all happiness. Immediately, she reached out for the spoon and started to load up.
For the past week, Hannah has been showing signs of wanting to self-feed. I’m glad that the silicon bib which I bought many months ago came in handy as it could catch most of the spillage.
Here’s a video capturing Hannah’s first moments of independent feeding. :)