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When can my baby start to learn good table manners?

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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 9 months

Teach your child table manners once you transition to solids.
If you dont stick to rules your child wont learn. Make it a pleasurable experience.

In brief: 9 months

Teach your child table manners once you transition to solids.
If you dont stick to rules your child wont learn. Make it a pleasurable experience.
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Learned behaviors

Start at 6 mos. If you turn your baby's high chair away from the table or remove his plate when he spits out or throws food & say "throwing means all done" in a low, calm tone, he'll stop doing it after consistent repetition.
If you yell, "don't do that!" without a consequence, he'll keep doing it. He can finger-feed well @ 9 mos, drink from an open-mouthed cup @ 12 mos & use a spoon @ 15 mos.

In brief: Learned behaviors

Start at 6 mos. If you turn your baby's high chair away from the table or remove his plate when he spits out or throws food & say "throwing means all done" in a low, calm tone, he'll stop doing it after consistent repetition.
If you yell, "don't do that!" without a consequence, he'll keep doing it. He can finger-feed well @ 9 mos, drink from an open-mouthed cup @ 12 mos & use a spoon @ 15 mos.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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