11. 宝宝什么时候可以自己动手吃饭?

When are babies able to eat by themselves? 

虽然平均来说,宝宝要到两岁才能自己动手吃饭,妈妈们应该更早培养宝宝自己吃饭的意识。宝宝能自己吃饭的特征一般表现为能自己拿住饭勺,对饭勺的使用其实对灵活使用手指有很高的要求,所以爸爸妈妈们也不应该超之过急。

Although on average, babies usually can eat by themselves after they turn two years old, it is recommended that parents should help their children to develop a desire to eat themselves when they are during 1-2 year old. Being able to hold spoons is a sign that the child is able to eat by himself; however, parents should be patient to train their children to eat independently after their children be able to hold spoons, since eating independently require children to utilize their fingers, which it requires more than just holding the spoon, and it takes more time.