Using the right utensil means more to mealtime than you may think. It’s important to consider baby’s readiness, feeding stage, and fine-motor and oral-motor abilities. This guide will teach you the best utensil for your baby’s age and stage, why it’s the right fit, and how to use it to promote successful, independent eating.
About the author:
Catherine Callahan, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
ChiKids Speech & Feeding, LLC
Catherine is a speech-language pathologist, pediatric feeding specialist, certified lactation consultant, and mom of three. She resides in Chicago, where she works at a top 10 US Children’s Hospital and owns her own business, ChiKids Speech & Feeding, LLC. In her private practice, Catherine offers in-home and virtual feeding evaluations and treatment for local infants and children; and through her social media and blog, she shares everyday feeding strategies and supports families and professionals across the globe.