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my son eats really fast. How can I get him to slow down? I've tried just keeping his hand at his side until he's done chewing and swallowing and he's ok with that but if i dont do it, he'll eat fast again.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 12:58 PM on May. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • only give him small amounts.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • have him use chopsticks or smaller utensils
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:59 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • OP here.

    he already uses the toddler spoons and i dont think he'll be able to master chopsticks just yet.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • Put a little bit on his plate at a time. ANd make him wait at least 45 seconds to a full minute before putting more on his plate in between.
    kimberlyinberea

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 1:07 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • He is eating fast because he is really hungry. Give him more snacks between meals and see if that will help him slow down. Also explain the importance of chewing the food before swallowing. Hope this helps. Blessings..
    Daphna28

    Answer by Daphna28 at 1:14 PM on May. 26, 2010

  • He is eating fast because he is really hungry. Give him more snacks between meals and see if that will help him slow down. Also explain the importance of chewing the food before swallowing. Hope this helps. Blessings..
    ---------------------------------------

    OP here,

    he isnt really hungry because he'll eat 3 meals, and several snacks like fruit, crackers, pudding, yogurt, throughout the day plus water all day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:45 PM on May. 26, 2010

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