Toddler Meal Times: Toddler Talk Thursday #48
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This Week’s Topic: How does your toddler’s mealtime go usually?
Well, first SAP starts out pretty goo with her meals. We don’t strap her into the booster seat anymore so she can independantly get up and down as she needs or wants to (drops a fork, is all done and needs to go wash hands, etc.) Usually she is told to go get a bib and go sit at her seat.
SAP has a Crocodile Creek placemat we have started using all of the time, and her dishes consist of glass kids dishes and (just a few weeks ago!) some stainless steal with silicone handes silverware for her to eat with. She wasn’t doing well with plastic so we started trusting she wouldn’t poke her eye out and she does well!
She was never a picky baby but recently she has started to become picky about her food. With summer here and hot days we started eating ice cream and popcycles and SAP decided she would ONLY eat ice cream, nothing else! SAPsDaDa would make a nice meal and she would throw a tantrum screaming for ice cream (no pun intended!) So we have cut sweets out of her diet, including restricting juice, until she learns to eat her meals and what we make for her not what she “demands”!
We like SAP to learn by doing, so we let her be messy while encouraging her and showing her how to use her utensils. If she is refusing to eat something she does not get something else, but she can leave the table and come and eat it later if she decides to do so. If there is something that is good for her that she repeatedly will not eat I find fun ways to get her to do so… she will eat almost anything in soup or if she has ketchup to dip it in! Sometimes cutting it up smaller or leaving it whole instead of cutting it up is all it takes too!
Some interesting times for sure, food time is always fun! If there is some
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