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feeding time is a complete nightmare

Postby twinkle » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:24 pm

Can anyone suggest any ideas with my 13mth old feeding himself, he has started to become independant and wanting to do it himself, after much bowl throwing and tipping i found a bowl that is not so easy to move, we have now moved on to putting his hands in the food and flicking it around the kitchen, we have a tantrum if i touch the spoon so he manages a few mouthfulls at each meal and a bath that follows just wish he wud just eat the food rather than play with it.
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Postby shermy » Mon Aug 15, 2011 7:58 pm

That is where we are at and asked this same question.

I think it is just naked meal times and a floor covering from here on out. We have a boon bowl with a suction cup on the bottom that has been great.
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Postby NotBarbaraBush » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:16 am

Food is still very much play still.
I would give him only a little bit at a time on his tray or bowl. After he successfully eats that then he can have more. If he flings it around then he doesn't get more.
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Postby twinkle » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:12 pm

what is a boon bowl ?? we using one made by vital which does stick better than others as has two parts to it but breakfast is the worse trying to get him to get weetabix in his mouth from his hands, we have a bath in sink after each meal, tonights trick was to try climb out highchair i now have 2 sets of reigns on their as he was actually cocking his leg over the side meal times are just a stress :twisted:
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Postby meg1492 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:50 pm

Like NBB, food is still a lot of play round these parts.l diapers, towels on the floor and tubby immediately after.

If he gets food in his mouth, bonus.
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Postby Egray » Wed Aug 17, 2011 8:00 am

We just let ours go to town. They ate what they wanted with their spoons/forks and the rest with their hands. My girls did better with forks to start than with spoons though. I used to give them one of each and a ton of finger foods (veggies, chicken, etc) and they practiced that way.

By 15 months they were both only using forks/spoons to eat.
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Postby MightyMarj » Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:58 am

NotBarbaraBush wrote:Food is still very much play still.
I would give him only a little bit at a time on his tray or bowl. After he successfully eats that then he can have more. If he flings it around then he doesn't get more.


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Postby shermy » Thu Aug 18, 2011 12:22 pm

This awesome suction cup bowl is by Boon - and it rocks my socks off. It isn't a straight shot. It will come up, but it does by you a fair amount of time, and that extended silicone part does catch a fair amount of stuff that would otherwise land somewhere between the bib and the highchair tray (hello yogurt)

http://www.amazon.com/Boon-Catch-Toddle ... 214&sr=8-1
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Postby scases » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:58 am

I agree still playtime. I would strip V down to her diaper at dinner and go straight to the tub after dinner. By 18 months she was better and eating with a spoon or fork. We purchased some suction cup bowls by Munchkin for foods that could just be poured onto the tray. We still use the bowls now for cereal, soups and other foods like that. She loves them and will only eat her cereal/oatmeal out of the bowls. I like them because they also come with lids so I can take them with us. We got them at Wal-mart.

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Postby NicoleK03 » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:01 pm

Cameron did this too, we just let him eat and he eventually grew out of it. Now he gets upset if he accidently spills or drops his fork.
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