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how do i get my daughter to stop eatting in the living room she wont sit at the table and eat with me

ive tryed everything

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 4:22 PM on Sep. 26, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • How old is she?
    AWebber212

    Answer by AWebber212 at 4:23 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Your the parent. I don't see how this can be an issue. Put the food at the table. If she wants to eat, she has to come to the table. Don't allow her to take it into the living room. She won't starve herself. If she doesn't eat just put it up and tell her she can have it whenever she's ready to sit at the table.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 4:24 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • I am confused. Your daughter is 1 or 2 and you cannot keep her from eating in the living room.
    You consistently keep her food at the table. Put her in a highchair and she either eats there or not at all.
    She will get the message.
    It may take a few times, since it seems that she has been in control.
    Do other people eat in the living room?
    tootoobusy

    Answer by tootoobusy at 4:25 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • she one and a half and if i do that she rips it off the table and throws it on the floor
    ilovehersomuch

    Answer by ilovehersomuch at 4:25 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • You need to make sure the TV is off during mealtime, so she doesn't have reason to be sitting out there. Put her in her highchair or a booster, give her food at the table, and if she rips it off on the floor, fine. She doesn't get any food. If she complains that she's hungry, do the same thing again. Eventually she will eat when she's hungry enough. You can't allow her to be in charge.
    aliceryannesmom

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 4:29 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • You are the parent you have to sit her down at the table and tell her its time to eat and when she throws her food in the floor you put her in time out. Be consistent with it.
    AWebber212

    Answer by AWebber212 at 4:29 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • We just tell our girls they have to sit at the table or they don't eat. Put her in a booster chair. Tell her she has to eat at the table. If she thew's it on the floor. Have her help you clean up. Keeping putting her on her chair and say this is where we eat and if you don't then no food till you do.
    Raeann11

    Answer by Raeann11 at 4:32 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • Turn off the television and take away the toys. U r the parent so parent!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 4:32 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • You don't want to make meal time battles. Time outs aren't appropriate for a 1 yo and never for food issues. I would just be glad she is eating and worry about eating at the table later. Kids will starve themselves and can get digestive problems as toddlers from food battles.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 4:33 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

  • When she throws it on the floor you clean it up and tell her the time she can eat again. After a day or two of that she will get the point and eat. Trust me a child won't starve themselves and missing one or two meals is not going to hurt her.
    SalemWitchChild

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 4:33 PM on Sep. 26, 2010

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