What food will be boring
eat too boring
|Written by irene + nina on September 16, 2008, 2:04 pm|
my little one is not the best at eating and gaining weight anyway, but at the moment eating is just too boring for her. she just doesn't have time to eat.
do you know that? maybe someone has the ultimate tip to make your food a little tastier again?
nina actually ate really well, then she went on strike for three weeks (which shouldn't be that unusual with breastfeeding children) and now she eats so-so.
she eats the first part of the porridge very well, but then when the greatest hunger is over (I think so), then it gets boring for her.
yesterday and today I gave her something to look at, suddenly she continues to eat. even the amount that she used to eat well.
but I can't always give her something to play with while eating. when eating, she should concentrate on eating and not do nonsense.
if I don't give her anything, she won't eat anymore, so she doesn't care. We have done that for the last two weeks.
really don't know what to do anymore.
the kia said that i should include them more in our meals. But firstly, we are almost always alone at lunchtime, secondly, she is still not able to handle bits and pieces and thirdly, she gets bored just as quickly as her porridge.
does anyone else have a hippy child like me and have good advice for me?
oh yes, she is currently 12 1/2 or 10 1/2 months and has recently been receiving porridge 3 times a day.
Re: eat too boring
answer fromeva-maria on September 16, 2008, 5:07 pm
I sometimes read from Dr. He and Posth recently wrote on this subject that it is normal at this age for children to combine food and play. I don't remember what the post was called, but if you want you can have a look. The question was asked last week so don't have to look far.
My daughter (16 months) also often looks at picture books or plays with cars while eating and I think it's ok.
We now have more of the "problem" that she wants to eat with a spoon and fork herself, and if it doesn't work she takes her fingers. Quite a mess . I'm torn between "This is the only way she can learn to eat" and "Help, at least as much food ends up in the high chair and on the floor as it does in the mouth ......
Re: eat too boring
answer fromTanja_K. on September 16, 2008, 6:48 pm
Hello my son is kor. 14 months old and also plays with the cars while he eats. He's still making strange noises and all the food flies through the kitchen. If I don't give him a toy, he'll work with his fingers and talk to them :-)) I don't think that's bad, it's just a phase and will soon disappear again. The main thing is that the little ones eat at all
Re: eat too boring
answer fromirene + nina on September 16, 2008, 6:50 pm
many, many thanks for the tip. I've just rummaged and apparently many have the problem and we should do it just right that she gets something to play with. but you should include the food in the games. well, let's continue like this!
your problem doesn't sound great either.
but to be honest I would prefer that. I guess. my sweetie is rather slim anyway and I would really prefer it if she pissed off and at least eats instead of striking and being stubborn!
but I can understand you. the bother with the food is really annoying!
thank you again and good luck to you that your little one learns to eat alone quickly!
Re: eat too boring
answer fromYes hey on September 16, 2008, 8:19 pm
do you enjoy eating in itself? I'm either talking or reading, or I'm out and about. The best food is only half as good on its own. Some people eat anyway (frustration tolerance?), Others forget or postpone the meal. Why should our children be any different? Worse: they cannot talk or just brood over something intensely (don't you often see people lost in thought while they are eating?).
The best toy for my son is often enough the spoon. Then we swap: I dip one spoon in the porridge and he gets it and sometimes puts it in his mouth while I dip the other in the porridge again in the meantime, etc. A very nice game. Learn to eat without so much mess. Or I put bread crust in my son's hand while I occasionally put a bite of bread in his mouth or he simply picks it up himself. Eating has to be fun, which doesn't rule out teaching the kids manners at some point. Everything in good time and with patience. Everyone has to decide individually what to allow at that age and where to set limits. For me and Felix (as old as your child) the following applies for the time being: he can play with the food as long as he is also eating. If he's just playing, I'll take his food away from him. If he has not eaten enough out of sheer joy in the game and quickly gets hungry again, then he can also have bread or fruit in between. In my opinion, there are also snacks between meals.
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