Yep ds does this too. I try not to make a big deal about it but doesn't make much difference. Once he's done it a few times I just take the food away as it's usually if he isn't hungry or doesn't want what he was given.
As for eating off the floor, I don't let ds sit down there and eat off the floor but I do pick it up and give it back to him when we are at home.
My floors are pretty clean but honestly, they eat dirt when outside so what's the point in stressing too much. Obviously when we are out in public or somewhere else I don't as I can't vouch for how clean the floor is.
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13-03-2014 20:12 #11Senior Member
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13-03-2014 22:07 #12
My DS is 30 months and will still occasionally do this. I've figured out it's because either he's seen something else he wants more and starts asking for it (usually treat type food) or because he's not hungry (he's eaten some first). If it's the first reason I keep persisting and I do pick the food up thats landed on the surrounding table or chair and give it back to him. The latter happens less often now as I've started to figure out how large his portions should be.
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13-03-2014 22:21 #13
DS is 2.5yrs and still does it occasionally. It has got a lot better by just ignoring it. Now it's putting his feet on the table!!! I don't think we'll ever have a nice meal time. Oh and he would rather starve than eat something he doesn't want so that old wives tale doesn't work here.
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14-03-2014 01:06 #14
My 16 month old was doing this and it didn't matter how I responded; if I ignored she did it again, if I growled she laughed. I ended up taking her plate of food away until she asked for it (she signed "eat" or pointed) then I would give it to her. If she dropped food again I took the plate away again. She rarely does it now except for attention (when I am doing something else while she is eating).
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18-03-2014 18:59 #17
My creature does this at 13 months.. Try one bit at a time..
Set rules before meal times, if he breaks them, remove him
He will come back.. We sit in our chair and eat.. If you throw your food.. You leave..
It's draining.. It should work
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