Mealtimes are an important aspect of family life. Children begin to develop self-feeding skills from birth. Self-feeding is a very complex task and it is common for children to have difficulty using cutlery to feed themselves. It usually takes until a child is 7 years old before they can successfully use cutlery to feed themselves without being too messy.
Your child may require other medical support depending on their difficulty if unsure please contact your GP.
Some information for this webpage has been drafted using resources from Greater Glasgow and Clyde Children’s Services