From a baby who lives solely on his mummy’s milk to a toddler now, Kenji never really gives us a headache when it comes to meal time. In fact, towards this few weeks, he will tell us that he want “mum mum” (food), and he will run to me to get him his bib and handkerchief. Then, he will turn to his mummy and tell her to carry his to be seated on his high chair for his meal. He has been a clever and cheeky baby.
He is never a fussy baby when it comes to food but he is fussy enough when there is nothing for him to play on the table. This could be my fault as I used to tempt him with various toys and things in order to encourage him to eat in his early solid meal times. Sometimes, when he is not happy or bored with the things he played, he will simply throw it on the floor. He will smile and look at me and say “papa, take”.
It is not a big deal for us to provide a thing or two for him to play during meal time, but what worrying me is whether this will become a long term habit. I have tried not to give toys for him to play. He will just go on a strike and refused to open his mouth. This is where I have to abide to his favor and let him play. Do you have a child who loves to play during mealtimes and how you tackle it?