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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    Do you think he's actually hungry or does he just want something to stimulate his urge to chew?

    I was thinking you could try letting him wear a chew necklace? They are designed for children who have sensory needs. Something like this:

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    It might be enough to distract/busy him while you try and drive.
    I don't actually know. I'm never sure. I know he eats a lot at daycare, so maybe he is hungry, but it's really hard to tell - I have been told they will eat when hungry though & he doesn't eat much at home, so who knows.

    That's a good idea though!

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    Do you have a daily routine? We follow daycare timing for snacks etc.
    Brekkie 6.30
    Snack 9am
    Lunch 11.30
    Snack 3pm ish
    Dinner 6pm
    DD knows she doesn't get food except at these times.
    I'll admit I do plan outings for snack time so it keeps her occupied in the trolley or pram.
    Maybe try following more of a predictable routine and plan car trips for snack time?

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    It sounds like he is eating because he is bored to me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    It sounds like he is eating because he is bored to me
    Maybe he is, but unfortunately in life we have to do boring things sometimes. I have no care for him on my days off so I have no other option but to take him to appointments, the shops etc with me. I do try to make sure we do something fun for him each day too though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allatsea View Post
    Maybe he is, but unfortunately in life we have to do boring things sometimes. I have no care for him on my days off so I have no other option but to take him to appointments, the shops etc with me. I do try to make sure we do something fun for him each day too though.
    Have you tried giving him something small to do with his hands like drawing? Puzzles? Small games? Book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allatsea View Post
    Maybe he is, but unfortunately in life we have to do boring things sometimes. I have no care for him on my days off so I have no other option but to take him to appointments, the shops etc with me. I do try to make sure we do something fun for him each day too though.
    Of course he has to tag along to everyday things. Do you take things for him to do? Toys, drawing, cars etc

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    I will add pretty much everyone has to take their children with them somewhere or everywhere so you are not the only one.

    My children come with me to the dr. To the shops. To gatherings.

    But I plan to keep them occupied with various things.

    And if that does not work we sing songs (yes in the shops), or stop for 5 mins to drive in the Peppa Pig car etc etc.

    At the dr my son always butts in too. He comes up and sits with me on the examination bed (unless I lay down) or sits next to me and holds my hand.

    The dr talks to him and me as well.

    Eta. At the shops I actually take them to the parents room and let them play for a bit in the play area if they are too wriggly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinklify View Post
    I will add pretty much everyone has to take their children with them somewhere or everywhere so you are not the only one.

    My children come with me to the dr. To the shops. To gatherings.

    But I plan to keep them occupied with various things.

    And if that does not work we sing songs (yes in the shops), or stop for 5 mins to drive in the Peppa Pig car etc etc.

    At the dr my son always butts in too. He comes up and sits with me on the examination bed (unless I lay down) or sits next to me and holds my hand.

    The dr talks to him and me as well.

    Eta. At the shops I actually take them to the parents room and let them play for a bit in the play area if they are too wriggly.
    He always gets to choose a teddy to take, and I take cars/trains in my bag plus stickers & crayons/something to colour. I'm ok with entertaining him at the actual appointment, but it's hard when we are getting on & off trains & then a 20 minute walk to & from the station (he's in the pram). That's when he mostly eats.

    He has also been known to throw things at the driver while in the car, so I'm now pretty wary of what I give him to play with in that situation

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    Do you talk to him when walking? 'Hey DS - look at the car.' 'Look at that bird'.

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    Default Won't eat at home, but eats like a horse when out

    Well I think you've answered why he won't eat dinner - he's eating heaps during the day and not hungry at night! Which is fine if he's eating that much! That's great!

    Honestly, take more food, or ditch half the fruit and replace with some protein.

    Or do what I do, cheese & bacon rolls at bakers delight are a godsend!

    And I've been known to open squeezir yogurts whilst in woolies (and I always pay for them).
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