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Old 11-30-2012, 04:17 AM   #11
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I've thought about re-organizing so ODD can get her own plates and such. I would do this to a certain extent, but some things I would skip, like the banana slicer... I taught ODD to slice a banana with a butter knife at 2.5... but then again I also gave her normal scissors at 2 and started letting her pour her own cereal and milk about that age too I'm a big believer that kids can do a lot more than grown ups give them credit for and allow my kids to do things as they show interest.

Once you get things set up I'd love to see pictures/hear more!

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Old 11-30-2012, 05:23 AM   #12
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Fabulous idea! I am going to do something similar for my 6 year old! Thanks for all the great ideas!
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I've thought about re-organizing so ODD can get her own plates and such. I would do this to a certain extent, but some things I would skip, like the banana slicer... I taught ODD to slice a banana with a butter knife at 2.5... but then again I also gave her normal scissors at 2 and started letting her pour her own cereal and milk about that age too I'm a big believer that kids can do a lot more than grown ups give them credit for and allow my kids to do things as they show interest.

Once you get things set up I'd love to see pictures/hear more!
I agree about skipping the slicers. My kids learned to slice with a butter knife at 2.5 and with a real knife at 4.5. I use mason jars to prepare dry oatmeal mixes and to store yogurt for them.

We use a few step stools in the kitchen due to floor space. Once I move the baby seats out, I might do something similar with a coffee table.
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I've thought about re-organizing so ODD can get her own plates and such. I would do this to a certain extent, but some things I would skip, like the banana slicer... I taught ODD to slice a banana with a butter knife at 2.5... but then again I also gave her normal scissors at 2 and started letting her pour her own cereal and milk about that age too I'm a big believer that kids can do a lot more than grown ups give them credit for and allow my kids to do things as they show interest.

Once you get things set up I'd love to see pictures/hear more!
Agreed! Also, I was going to follow suggestions about the drinking glasses but I found it unnecessary. We have those thick glasses so many have from target. They are like an octagon but I don't really remember how many sides. DS drank from the short ones no problem using 2 hands before he was 2. Then I just went to salvation army & bought a bunch a juice glasses for .50 each! They always have tons & frequently matching ones if you look for them.
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Definitely. There are lots of things that my two older DDs have to learned to do with reglar grown-up sized stuff, like juice glasses, silverware, butter knives. But I aso remember the process of learning... and the frustration with a 15-month old spilling a lot from a regular glass. So there are things thatI'm prepared to buy for my baby, like the smaller votive-candle glasses, so that maybe she can learn faster, not spill so much, feel accomplishment earlier. I'm set on converting a coffee table to a counter top since there's no way to help my kids safely reach ours. I'm going to be replacing their regular size bowls with ramekins, just for proper portion control. Thanks for all the input!
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Definitely. There are lots of things that my two older DDs have to learned to do with reglar grown-up sized stuff, like juice glasses, silverware, butter knives. But I aso remember the process of learning... and the frustration with a 15-month old spilling a lot from a regular glass. So there are things thatI'm prepared to buy for my baby, like the smaller votive-candle glasses, so that maybe she can learn faster, not spill so much, feel accomplishment earlier. I'm set on converting a coffee table to a counter top since there's no way to help my kids safely reach ours. I'm going to be replacing their regular size bowls with ramekins, just for proper portion control. Thanks for all the input!
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