My 14 month old has been doing this for months. If I give him a plate, he tips it over. If I put it on his table or even just a few snacks on the counter for him, he moves his arms back and forth to knock it off the table.
What are some strategies to get him to stop?????
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:50 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
He is learning Physics. I know it sounds weird, but this is what my Dr. told me. They want to know what will happen when something is tossed, or tipped over. It's all a big science project to them. They think "OK, well this is what happened to my food yesterday when i threw it, what will happen today?" I know it sounds strange, but it is true & most kids go through some kind of throwing stage whether it be food or objects. My DD threw her food. I just stopped putting food in front of her for a while & fed her off of my plate. I know some people don't want to try that, but at worked for me. I also found that she ate more food when she ate off my plate then when i gave her her own plate to eat off of. Guess mommy's food tastes better...
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Answer by Amberoz at 2:02 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Take the food away. Say, "Uh Oh, this is so sad." Take him out of his highchair and put him in his crib until he is quiet. Tell him, "I'll be back when you are ready to be sweet". When he is quiet get him and bring him back and try again. Do the same exact thing every time and he'll quickly understand that he doesn't want to do it anymore. before I did this with my twins it was a full on food fight at every meal, but after a few days they pretty much stopped throwing food. Now if one of them does throw something, the other one will yell, "Uh Oh! Sad!"
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