Messy, but worth it!

In case you haven’t already figured this out, Tony and I are big on building independence in Arddun.

The earlier she can feed, entertain, settle to sleep and clean after herself, the closer we feel to Mission Accomplished. I know this runs completely against the parenting ethos in other households, but we can’t all be the same. Where’s the fun in that, huh?

Anyhoo – in the latest Parenting Experiment, we’ve delved into Self-Feeding with Implements. Arddun’s been feeding herself solid food since 5.5 months, so we’ve ticked off the self-feeding bit at least. And I usually hand her a spoon and a bowl towards the end so she can play at eating, if you know what I mean.

But this week, I got a little more daring and left a sludge of cereal in the bowl. And then I handed her a spoon. And after a few misses (butt of spoon in mouth, cereal in left nostril etc)… she started feeding herself sludge!

One step closer to figuring out French cuisine and escargot.