my 3years and 8 month old son doesn't eat food himself ,it's creating a lot of problems as I have 10 month old daughter... so feeding both needs lot of time.... what should I do to make him feed himself?

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Updated on Apr 23, 2020

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Many parents don’t think to give their child a chance to feed themselves as they are really overwhelmed by the mess that it causes.  With a toddler it is important to follow their lead and give them as much help as they need, although it is okay to let them struggle a little here, too.  Consistency in how often you are presenting them with food to feed themselves and patience go a long way! This may workin for your 10 month daughters. For your son you should make both your children sit together and ask them to eat themselves. Your son might be troubling you to seek attention also as beforeyour daughter he was the only one to get all your attention. This way he may feel secured as they both will be eating themselves. Also sometimes ask him to feed your daughter as well under your vigilance he may feel more responsible this way and try to do more of his chores himself. Don't worry about themess dear. Have patience and be consistent. They will surely learnto feed themselves.   Take Care

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