When a spoon isn’t a spoon

by Ivy B
This post contains affiliate links which may earn me commissions should you click through them and take certain actions. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. See full disclosure here.

What is this?

If you guessed a spoon of tuna noodle casserole, you’d be wrong.
“What?” you ask.  Well, today it’s a race car revving it’s engine and racing to put food in a toddler’s mouth.

No, I haven’t lost my mind (at least not fully).  It’s been almost a year since I was allowed to feed my toddler.  At 13 months she was using a spoon independently and wouldn’t eat if I tried to feed her myself.  Imagine my surprise when we reached a new phase of not eating … this time it’s because she wants to be fed again, but with a spoon racing to bring her food.

Just goes to show how differently our little ones see the world.  I wonder if I could have gotten her to eat more green veggies lately if I’d only thought to use this technique sooner…

What role are (or were) your utensils playing to get your little ones to eat?

Some posts may contain affiliate links, please see my disclaimer page for more info.If you like what you just read please click to send a quick vote for me on Top Mommy Blogs- The best mommy blog directory featuring top mom bloggers

Spread the love

You may also like


Linda Hampton RN, MSN July 28, 2013 - 2:52 pm

It's funny how kids change. Maybe she thought she gave up a good thing too early

Sol Danmeri Founder of Roaarr Ltd July 28, 2013 - 3:03 pm

Gosh I thought we were the only parents to have experienced this. It just goes to show that as soon as you have mastered one strategy, the carpet gets pulled from under your feet and you are back to the drawing board. Really enjoyed your blog post. Made me giggle.

Sharon July 28, 2013 - 3:13 pm

When I was young kids were told not to play with food….but I think food, and eating should be fun and we should take our time to eat in a relaxed environment. A spoon is like a cardboard box to a child…anything is possible in their imagination…great post

Peggy July 29, 2013 - 1:38 am

This was cute Ivy. I remember doing the whole airplane thing as I made the spoon look like it could do circles and loop-de-loops when I fed my girlies when when they were little 🙂

10 Tips to Get Your Toddler to Eat | SAHM, plus... January 14, 2019 - 1:42 pm

[…] Make eating fun. Make vehicle sounds as the spoon heads toward his mouth (See my post When a Spoon isn’t a Spoon).  Your kiddo might just forget that you’re trying to force food into their mouths.  Your […]

Comments are closed.