My 12 month old has been throwing food off his highchair for over a month now, and I'm not sure how to handle this. There are 3 time he does this. First is when he's frustrated (ie: in the beginning of the meal when he's hungry but doesn't want to stop playing) - he'll cram food into his mouth with one hand while flailing and throwing things with the other hand. He's clearly frustrated with something and it usually calms down after a few minutes. Second is when he doesn't want something - he'll pick through the pieces & throw the food he doesn't want. Third is when he's just curious about gravity and then looks to see where they land. Since he's eating hungrily the whole time, I don't want to take food away (he's already a skinny kid - he needs food).
I tried ignoring it, but it's just getting worse (he's clearly not doing it to get my reaction). Only giving him 1-2 pieces at a time doesn't help either. What would you do?
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