should we leave he to feed him self solids with fingers??

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mikmik
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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:26 pm 
Post subject: should we leave he to feed him self solids with fingers??
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hi would like some advice on if we are expecting to much from 1 year old son??

he's alway been a good feeder and he is twice the size of most the other children his age(all in proportion not fat!)
moving through the weaning process has been a really stressfull process, mostly for my partner, Crying or Very sad
After xmas we started finger foods with him something we should of probaly started earlier but he was doing so well being spoon fed and even sometimes holding the spoon and showing an interest in doing it himself. but as soon as we started giving more finger foods all he wants to do is feed with his fingers all the time, Evil or Very Mad
He will only take a few spoons then have a tantrum, we have tried a bit of both but he gets frustrated.

Now my mrs has gone back work and we have to send him nursery and there feeding him too and we are worring about him feeding all the time. Rolling Eyes .

At the moment he is not filling himself up enough even when we leave him to it, so he's waking up hungary in night.

All this cuppled with cutting his formuler milk down to a bottle b4 bed only. and he wont drink cows milk!! but we are not suprised as mummy and daddy dont either.

All this stress at once is really getting to us both Embarassed . any tips on anything realavent would be massively appricated.

many thank mik and emma Wink
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Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:27 pm 
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sorry did nt mean to go on!
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Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:49 pm 
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Re the cows milk: we diluted R's formula with progessively more and more cows milk as he refused all cows milk too at first. Once we got to 30ml formula and the rest cows milk, we dropped the formula completely and it hasnt been an issue since. We did abt 3-6 days on each mix of formula nd cows milk before reducing formula by an aounze and increasing cows milk likewise.

And R will use spoon (he's 14 months) sometimes and sometimes just uses fingers so yeh its a bit frustrating for us, but its ok to let them self feed with fingers: they will get to a point when they do want to use cuterly!
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