My little walker not too long ago turned one and flat out refuses to sit down within the highchair anymore, making meal occasions terribly troublesome. I can also not pop him in it to maintain him contained and entertained whereas I get stuff executed. So what’s a mum to do? Here’s a rundown of my choices.
Floor picnic occasion
If I strap my bub within the highchair he principally screams and throws meals till I take him out – until I’ve in some way forgotten to do his belt, wherein case he bobs up like a meerkat within the wild with a devilish grin whereas I frantically rush to seize him earlier than he falls. Either means, the shenanigans all cease as soon as I take him out and put him on the bottom after which the ground picnic occasion begins.
He will eat nearly something if I place it on the ground as a substitute of the highchair. The solely downside with that is that that you must have clear flooring, which is completely unimaginable when you’ve got two older messy boys and are going via home renovations. The clear up is a nightmare too. I might put a splat mat down, however that’s simply one thing else I’ve to wash and I doubt he’d preserve the meals inside the boundaries anyway. Of course, putting the meals on the ground in bowls or on plates simply offers him the thrilling job of tipping all of it out.
Food on the transfer
This feeding method is our go to in the meanwhile, which principally includes us hovering over our toddler with a loaded spoon or items of meals whereas he waddles round, after which shovelling it in whereas he’s distracted. It‘s so time consuming, to not point out annoying, messy and a possible choking hazard. We comprehend it’s not behavior for him to get into however we’re sort of determined. You see, he’s nonetheless having a bottle within the evening and we’re fearful that if he doesn’t eat sufficient within the day he’ll by no means sleep via. So shadow feeding it’s. Thankfully it’s getting hotter now and we can take this loopy conga line outdoors.
The lap dance
This is a enjoyable one (not!). Here we sit him on our lap on the desk and feed him whereas he squirms and tries to flee by crawling on the desk. It is sufficient to offer you indigestion. Not to say the testing of your reflexes as his chubby little palms attempt to seize something inside attain, clumsily reaching for the meals by yourself plate, knocking over glasses and swiping your cutlery.
Tiny desk for one
Now that is one thing we haven’t tried but. He’s extra cellular now so maybe it’s time to strive sitting him at a small desk and chair by himself, along with his personal small child-friendly cutlery. As a 3rd baby he already appears a lot extra impartial and busier than the others, so maybe that is the way in which ahead. I’m certain he’ll want supervision, as a result of in any other case it’ll finish in a Jackson Pollack meals combat sort of situation. I’ll strive something to make meal occasions simpler – want me luck!
Do you’ve got any good ideas for infants who hate the highchair.