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    Default Where does ur toddler eat?

    A highchair, at their own little table and chairs or at the family table with everyone else?

    I feel like im getting DD into some bad habits. We rarely eat together as a family at the table unless we have guests.

    Dh usually eats at his computer :/ and dd and i usually in front of the tv at the coffee table. She pulls up the little chair from her table setting. Just curious as to what others do. She can sit at the dining table and reach if i put a cushion under her.

    I would really like to start eating all together or do you think it doesnt matter that much?

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    We eat together at the dining table. I have had periods where we don't eat together and I notice it does make a difference, their behaviour is so much better when we eat together at the table, tv off.

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    Yes, I do think it makes a difference. We were the same when it was just us & our ds. But, then when he was in childcare and later in Kinder he was expected to sit down at a table & eat and I realised that kids that ate at the table at home found this easier. It's also nice to all sit around the table & chat.

    So in answer to your question my toddler (15mo) sits in her highchair with her own tray and eats dinner with us. She sits next to me and I pass her food during the meal - if I give her everything at once nearly all of it ends up on the floor as she doesn't 'need' it

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    Default Where does ur toddler eat?

    We eat together but we don't have room for a dining table so it's in the loungeroom but we always eat together.

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    Default Re: Where does ur toddler eat?

    We generally sit at the dining table together (ds 20 months in his highchair or sitting on a regular chair if he wants to, we let him pick which one) but sometimes if we are in a casual mood and the food isn't messy we sit on the lounge.

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    Default Where does ur toddler eat?

    We eat together at the toddler table if it's only us but at the dining table if we have family over.

    Dd2 is in a high chair and the rest of us on toddler sized chairs.

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    OP we're exactly the same (minus the computer husband). I am/was pretty Abel about eating at the table but DS lasts about 3 minutes! I end up dragging his little chairs over to the coffee table! I figure I won't stress over it and as he gets older and gradually learns to sit still we'll eat at the table. Even when people are here he won't sit for long. Ah welll... It's a work in process.

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    We eat together at the dining table probably, 75% of the time - DD (21 months) on a phone book on a regular seat (poor woman's booster seat! ).
    If we've had a big day or all worn out we might eat in the lounge; DD at the coffee table, standing or on a little chair.
    She loves eating at the table with us though and I do like to encourage it to model conversation, table manners etc.

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    Default Re: Where does ur toddler eat?

    Breakfast at his little table in the kitchen. Lunch, usually out but if at home generally in front of the telly or at his little table in the kitchen, or if we have guests at the dining table. Dinner always all together at the dining table, except Friday nights which is takeaway in front of the telly night.

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    Default Where does ur toddler eat?

    We all eat at the table it's just the kids and I and to me that is time that I am spending with them, listening to DDs stories and even DS who is one with have a little 'input' into the conversation it's very important to me TV is off

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