How can my baby learn to eat with a spoon?

Take a plastic spoon – it is warmer and softer than a metal one. It should be narrow and flat to fit snugly into the little mouth. Start your first attempt on a day when your baby feels relaxed. Your baby should not be too hungry; otherwise, he/she may not feel like experimenting.

For the first attempt, a finely puréed, mild vegetable pap, e.g., broccoli, or pumpkin, is ideal. Eating from a spoon is something new for your baby and not easy, which is why you will need to be patient in the beginning. If your baby does not want to eat from the spoon at all, try again the next day and give your baby a little more time!


  • If you also want to taste your baby’s pap, please use your own spoon.
  • Do not use a metal spoon in the jar, to avoid damaging the jar.