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Feeding Skill 5-30mo

per NBCOT Study Guide, 6th ed. p. 111

5-7 mo. takes cereal or poured baby food from spoon
6-8 mo. attempts to hold bottle but may not retrieve if it falls -- needs to be monitored for safety reasons
6-9 mo. holds and tries to eat cracker, but sucks on it more than bites -- consumes soft foods that dissolve in the mouth -- grabs at spoon but bangs it or sucks on on either end of it
9-13 mo. finger feeds self a portion of meals w/ soft foods (macaroni, peas, dry cereal) and object if fed by an adult
12-14 mo. Dips spoon in food, brings spoonful of food to mouth, but spills food by inverting spoon before it goes into mouth
15-18 mo. scoops food w/ spoon and brings it to mouth
24-30 mo. demonstrates interest in using fork -- may stab at food such as pieces of canned fruit -- proficient at spoon use & eats cereal w/ milk or rice with gravy
Created by: msmaus