PATS CHAT

NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED
It is currently Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:42 pm

All times are UTC [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 2
 [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:37 pm 
Offline
McMucky

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:27 am
Posts: 22782
Location: Cloud Cookoo Land :)
sophie is 22 months old today. She has always been a great wee eater, wanting to try new things and eating what hubby & I have. The last week she has been polar opposite. It's a complete fight every mealtime. She's refusing to even have a plate in front of her and has a meltdown regardless of what is offered - even her trusted favourites. She is working herself into some states.

Any practical advice???

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:42 pm 
Offline
Nip and Nap
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:07 pm
Posts: 12071
~*Lucky*~ wrote:
sophie is 22 months old today. She has always been a great wee eater, wanting to try new things and eating what hubby & I have. The last week she has been polar opposite. It's a complete fight every mealtime. She's refusing to even have a plate in front of her and has a meltdown regardless of what is offered - even her trusted favourites. She is working herself into some states.

Any practical advice???


You and hubby eat in front of her and don't give her a plate. She'll soon want yours

_________________
Image

Image

"I may have laughed last, but I'm laughing the longest and loudest." Tabby Cat


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:41 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:52 pm
Posts: 2265
Its the terribles two :peekaboo:

You have another 18 years of this yet. [rofl02.gif]

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:32 pm 
Offline
Odin
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2012 5:21 pm
Posts: 16948
Location: Valhöll
~*Lucky*~ wrote:
sophie is 22 months old today. She has always been a great wee eater, wanting to try new things and eating what hubby & I have. The last week she has been polar opposite. It's a complete fight every mealtime. She's refusing to even have a plate in front of her and has a meltdown regardless of what is offered - even her trusted favourites. She is working herself into some states.

Any practical advice???

Jeez, this takes me back...

My son was exactly the same... ate everything you gave him, fair wolfed it down.... then stopped and started getting really picky. His mum's friend said it was natural and "how many kids, a year on, didn't eat?" She was right. We were told to give him snacks between meals. He loved satsumas and raisins, so we gave him a handful. Not always, and eventually, he got hungry at teatime again..

It's not a battle of wits... you'll lose..

_________________
Don't like me... that's a shame

I'll need a moment to recover from the tragedy..


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:13 pm 
Offline
McMucky

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:27 am
Posts: 22782
Location: Cloud Cookoo Land :)
Tabby Cat wrote:
~*Lucky*~ wrote:
sophie is 22 months old today. She has always been a great wee eater, wanting to try new things and eating what hubby & I have. The last week she has been polar opposite. It's a complete fight every mealtime. She's refusing to even have a plate in front of her and has a meltdown regardless of what is offered - even her trusted favourites. She is working herself into some states.

Any practical advice???


You and hubby eat in front of her and don't give her a plate. She'll soon want yours



We always eat as a family at dining table but will try this :thumbsup:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:14 pm 
Offline
McMucky

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:27 am
Posts: 22782
Location: Cloud Cookoo Land :)
tiggy wrote:
~*Lucky*~ wrote:
sophie is 22 months old today. She has always been a great wee eater, wanting to try new things and eating what hubby & I have. The last week she has been polar opposite. It's a complete fight every mealtime. She's refusing to even have a plate in front of her and has a meltdown regardless of what is offered - even her trusted favourites. She is working herself into some states.

Any practical advice???

Jeez, this takes me back...

My son was exactly the same... ate everything you gave him, fair wolfed it down.... then stopped and started getting really picky. His mum's friend said it was natural and "how many kids, a year on, didn't eat?" She was right. We were told to give him snacks between meals. He loved satsumas and raisins, so we gave him a handful. Not always, and eventually, he got hungry at teatime again..

It's not a battle of wits... you'll lose..



So much for hoping it was just a wee phase lol :peekaboo:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:28 pm 
Offline
Miss Sunshine

Joined: Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:04 pm
Posts: 20401
Just ignore it, children will eat when they're hungry. Offer her the food, if she doesn't eat it don't make an issue, you carry on eating yours. Children can have their parents in knots over food, it's very emotive, children are in a powerful position and can take advantage!
It might be that her second molars are coming through(20 to 30 months) and make it uncomfortable to eat.
If you pit your wits, she'll win! She won't starve 1956362r6lk147bwq.gif]

_________________
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:56 pm 
Offline
McMucky

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:27 am
Posts: 22782
Location: Cloud Cookoo Land :)
Peeks wrote:
Just ignore it, children will eat when they're hungry. Offer her the food, if she doesn't eat it don't make an issue, you carry on eating yours. Children can have their parents in knots over food, it's very emotive, children are in a powerful position and can take advantage!
It might be that her second molars are coming through(20 to 30 months) and make it uncomfortable to eat.
If you pit your wits, she'll win! She won't starve 1956362r6lk147bwq.gif]



Thanks. This is what I have been doing but it's horrid seeing her so upset :(

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:03 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:52 pm
Posts: 2265
My team of builders are saying:

Ice cream

You hand out the ice cream on demand, then after a while say you cant have any until after dinner. [shrug65465.gif]

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Toddler & mealtimes
PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:14 am 
Offline
McMucky

Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:27 am
Posts: 22782
Location: Cloud Cookoo Land :)
Baby Gravy wrote:
My team of builders are saying:

Ice cream

You hand out the ice cream on demand, then after a while say you cant have any until after dinner. [shrug65465.gif]



Yeh great idea for a 22 month old :rolleyes:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 2
 [ 15 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC [ DST ]


Who is online

Registered users: Google [Bot]


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Chronicles phpBB2 theme by Jakob Persson. Stone textures by Patty Herford.
With special thanks to RuneVillage


Templatesdragon  styles collection