He’s pushing 21 months old and still has zero interest in using a spoon. Not even using a spoon poorly, you give it to him and he just gives it a “WTF is this?” look and tosses it aside. Obviously he knows what one IS since he sees it in our hands all the time. According to the books and fliers, this is a skill he should have down by now. I’m not worried that he’ll be sixteen years old one day and unable to hold basic eating utensils but I’d still like to get the ball rolling on this.
I’ll save the obvious descriptions of trying to convince a recalcitrant toddler to fed himself some spoon-worthy food and skip right to the “Got any tips that worked for you?” portion of the post. I have a 13 year old as well and damned if I can even remember this stage of his development. I certainly don’t remember it being an issue.