Jul 20, 2011

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Toddler Meal Times: Toddler Talk Thursday #48

Crazy About My Baybah

Welcome to Week 48 of Toddler Talk Thursday! Where Family and Life in Las Vegas, Crazy about my Baybah, and My Life as a Sippy Cup Mom talk all things TODDLER!!

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This Week’s Topic: How does your toddler’s mealtime go usually?

(How do you deal with not eating, or picky eaters?)
Thanks to The Many Adventures of a Modern Hippie Mama for this weeks topic.

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!

Then she usually starts to get messy!

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 usually end up with THIS at the end of the night!

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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  1. My guy is big on dipping also.

  2. My daughter likes to dip too, but for her it tends to be ranch dressing or honey mustard. Although lately I am noticing she hasn’t been doing it as much–but I figure it is a phase like all of her other phases and she will come back to it. 🙂

    My daughter seems to prefer her plastic spoons, forks and (her favorite) sporks. I think it is because the plastic does not hold the foods heat like metal can, but I don’t know for sure.

    My daughter has the screaming for ice cream moments–but I don’t keep too much ice cream in the house. Usually what she calls ice cream is the gogurts frozen. Although we went to McDonalds a couple of days ago and she has decided she loves their ice cream a lot. 🙂

  3. We had to cut juice out once, when our oldest started refusing water. Good luck!

  4. Love the photos!

    I keep trying to read what you have written on your other blog (blogger) but every time I try to scroll down it takes me to this new page and I can’t read it. I have considered wordpress, but would hate to lose my feed subscribers and google friend connect followers. I saw you posted something about losing gfc followers, did you? I am really confused with wordpress and don’t know anything about it. Was it hard to move and figure everything out? I love the flow of a wordpress blog, but making that change seems like a huge leap to me! Yikes! lol I would love to hear if things went smooth for you and if you had problems or whatever.

    Hope you are enjoying your summer! 🙂