He does NOT want me tofeed him(and he can feed himself with a spoon). Instead, he takes a few bites and then does nothing but play in it over and over. He just wants to goof off. He can do finger foods btw. It is food that he loves and eats(that I have fed him that day).
It does not matter how long he goes or how hungry he is, all he does is play and throw massive fits when I try to feed him, reaching for the spoon. I am at wits end.
*he will let me feed him sometimes but it's getting less and less...and like I said he won't feed himself buuut just play and giggle and talk--that is it. He may take maybe 2 bites the whole time.
I am at wits end and no I do not hit or punish him. Just A BIT FRUSTRATED.
Asked by Anonymous at 6:35 PM on Jun. 8, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by Vero0724 at 6:37 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 6:45 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
It's hard but lotsof kids do not eat a lot at this age. After he has some, and when you are done with the playing, take the food away and say 'all done'. You might try some banana or a pear that he can hold himslef and eat. He will not starve. But don't stress because he will pick up on that and expect all meals to be stress filled. Stay calm during the whole time and be matter of fact. GL
Answer by whitepeppers at 6:51 PM on Jun. 8, 2011
Oh, and while both of my kids could feed themselves just fine, and insisted on it at 14 months they'd still play in/with their food. They'd eat a little, play a lot, eat a little more, get it all over teh place, eat a little more....
This isn't the best pic, but he's a messy faced, two-fisted eater. Somewhere I have a pic of his face covered in spaghetti sauce stuff from a Gerber 3rd Food or Gerber Graduates meal.
Answer by Rosehawk at 6:58 PM on Jun. 8, 2011