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My sweet LO got burned at Mother's Day dinner--the server put pipng hot pizza down right in front of DS and he promptly plunged his little fingers into it. So sad. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
He's healing well, but has tender areas now that the top layer of burned skin has come off (he has second-degree burns on four fingers.) We are trying to keep his hands covered with salve and cotton socks.<br><br>
He has just recently started to be interested in solids. There were a few days when he still had rough burned skin where we let him go bare-handed; I gave him some avocado and he chowed! Now he seems to want to eat but I don't want to risk the tender skin getting food in it.<br><br>
What do you think? Offer him some food from a spoon (and try to keep his hands out of it?) or just wait another week or so until he can use his hands to explore and eat on his own?<br><br>
He is 8.5 mos old, FWIW.
 

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Oh god! Poor little guy!<br><br>
I'd feed him with the spoon. Why not? If he wants to taste, go for it! It's wonderful to hear that he's enthusiastic about eating despite his burns. Besides, feeding him from a spoon isn't going to keep him from wanting to eat with his hands later when they're healed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Eat">
 

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Thanks to all of you--it sounds so simple now, I don't know why I have to over-analyze everything! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> I think I was feeling down about his burns, and when I saw him hungry I just got even more bummed. We never spoon-fed DD either--tried to use a BLW approach.
 

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i spoon feed millie. she loves to eat and she opens her mouth like a little birdy. she does some things on her own and i even give her the spoon some, but she really prefers that i help her. i wanted to do blw with her, but i feel like i am taking my cues from her.<br><br>
i hope your l.o. feels better soon! if he's hungry and his hands are owie, then helping him won't be a bad thing. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I generally don't spood feed mine either (though I have given applesauce & bean dip on a spoon at that age occasionally, like maybe a couple times a week), but in your situation I'd absolutely go buy some applesauce & such and spoon feed him.<br><br>
Poor little guy!!
 
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