Easy Utensil Training for Toddlers

Many of you may have already used this trick
to help your toddler learn to eat;
but I just figured it out for myself
and wanted to share this easy tip with others.

My daughter is to the point where
she can connect the spoon to her mouth,
but she can't keep it level on the way there.
She wanted to badly to {do it herself}
but was getting frustrated when there was
no food once the spoon reached her mouth.

One day she was being extremely picky.
In an attempt to make her cereal more tempting,
I squeezed in a tube of hot pink Gogurt,
since she loves yogurt.

The cereal stuck to the yogurt,
which in turn clung to the spoon!
It "survived" the bumpy ride to her mouth
and she was able to feed herself.
And I love that it was a healthy twist!

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I'd read that mashed potatoes is another
wonderful training food,
but I love that yogurt can be mixed with
so many things and creates a yummy meal for my daughter.

If you have another other tips or tricks,
please comment because
I'd love to hear your ideas!
Thanks for stopping by.



  1. What a great tip! I don't have tips but know my nephew could have used a little stabilizing food for awhile there. :) If you'd like another place to share it I'm hosting a link party today with a few fellow bloggers. It's all about the easy peasy, super simple tips and projects. I'd be great to see you linked up. :)

  2. When my daughter was old enough to eat a variety of foods, I used beans to help rice and meat stick together so she'd be able to eat it herself. HUGE benefit - the beans hold the rice so well, you're not cleaning it up forever.

  3. Such a great idea. Wonder if it would work for an 11 and 14 year old. They seem to still have issues with that fork/spoon to mouth journey ...


    Thanks so much for linking up to our Cinch party!


    1. Lol, I loved this comment and that the comment below was similar. My husband and I got a good laugh!

  4. What a great tip - although my girls are 12 now (but could probably use a few table manner lessons)!

    Is that one of those kangaroo bibs I spy in your pic - those were lifesavers for me!!

    So glad you joined our Cinch party


I'd love to hear any of your questions or comments!

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