Perhaps Sarah is now ready to spoon-feed herself; I saw her self-feed using the cooking sets the other day. I did not take the matter seriously as I thought thing get faster and less messy with me feeding her.
To be honest, I always admired how some toddlers at her age could eat the meal themselves. And I know self-feeding is an important developmental milestone for every child; so I decided to start her self-feeding with “real” food recently.
Sarah was happy that I allowed her to handle the spoon and bowl all by herself. Next, she experiment with dipping the spoon into the food and start filling it with soup.
I must say she done it quite well for her very first attempt. I am glad that she even knows how to bend her body towards to the bowl in order not to dirty her clothes.
Of course, at the end there are still some spillover wastes, but I still gave her a big applause for her great achievement.
Now she would tell me “scoop-scoop” (as to scoop food onto the spoon) when she was in the mood of self-feed.
Believe me, watching her experiment and learning about getting the spoon to the mouth can be extremely entertained.