Hi all, I'd love some advice.
I have a 17 month old boy who has always been a FANTASTIC eater, he took to solids well and ate basically everything we ever offered him. (I bf for 14 months when he self weaned and we did blw, starting at almost 6 months.)
In the last few weeks, his eating has basically gone to pot. He throws his meals on the ground and points to the fridge wanting fruit and yoghurt. He wants to snack on dried fruit constantly (he's now been cut off!!) And throws tantrums when we don't give it to him.
I've gone a bit 'tough love' the last 2 days. Basically, if he doesn't eat his meal, he gets nothing until the next meal. When he howls and points at the fridge, I just explain to him that he can have fruit after he eats dinner/lunch etc.
I guess what I want to know is-
1- is this normal for this age? Is this a fussy age?
2- do you send your kids to bed with an empty tummy? From what age?
3- am I being too harsh?
Thanks in advance.