It’s funny how quickly you get used to something.
6 months ago, BC couldn’t spoon feed himself. I’d feed all his meals or provide finger food. This got harder once our little Bean also started to eat. I felt like a mother bird trying to quickly distribute worms. So we wanted to try to speed up the process of BC being able to feed independently.
The main problem wasn’t that he couldn’t handle a spoon. He could easily raise the spoon to his mouth and get the food in, no problem. The problem was scooping the food from the bowl. He just couldn’t seem to find the food in the bowl and get it to stay on a spoon. We tried different spoons and bowls but nothing seemed to make it easier.
Until the OT at his early intervention centre lent us one of these:
Ignore the revolting looking glug inside the smaller bowl, but these bowls changed our world! Because of their narrow, oval shape, suddenly our son could “trap” his food on to the spoon and miraculously feed himself. Yay!
The only design flaw is that it does not have a non-stick base. We use a piece of that amazing non-stick plastic to keep it on the table. Since then he hasn’t looked back….UNTIL
When we travelled to Indonesia recently, we somehow, inexplicably managed to leave the bowl behind. It was only once we were without the bowl that we realised just how much we’d come to depend on that bowl. We tried several of our other bowls but with no success and it was only once we returned to the EIC and could purchase a new bowl that normality returned.
We love our bowl! I just wanted to share….