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Why does my 12.5 mo chuck his food on the floor?

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floraflora Thu 05-Jul-07 20:54:30

I am not particularly stressed by this but just wondered if it is a developmental stage (like leaning about gravity or something - he has not yet had that Newtonian moment)?
He is a pretty good eater and I know he usually wants the food (tonight he even threw his banana and he loves those with a great passion). It often co-incides with filling his nappy (still quite a colicky baby).
Any ideas?

p.s why doesn't this preview like me doing apostrophes???

ConnorTraceptive Thu 05-Jul-07 20:56:09

just a stage thing i think ds did it too around this age and would smile and say "gone"

very annoying after the zillienth time

WigWamBam Thu 05-Jul-07 20:57:31

Because he's discovered that he can.

He's learning; he's discovered cause and effect all by himself, and it's fun to find that it does it every single time.

Just keep repeating the mantra ... it's just a phase, it's just a phase, it's just a phase ...

mummypigoink Thu 05-Jul-07 20:57:43

My DD (2) chucks any food she doesn't want on the floor. If she's eaten all the food, she chucks the plate on the floor.

Maybe you're right and it's a physics thing, as opposed to horrible little cow which is what i think when she does it

queenrollo Thu 05-Jul-07 21:00:24

my ds did it too.......especially when he learnt to say 'floor'....

floraflora Thu 05-Jul-07 21:07:29

How long does the phase last?
DP gets quite cross! DS smiles and points at the table!!!

WigWamBam Thu 05-Jul-07 21:09:45

Ds smiles because he's been clever and made the food land on the floor again. He doesn't know you don't like it.

You can tell him no if you want, but it often turns it into a game - I found it was best to put a waterproof sheet under the highchair, and completely ignore it.

Honestly, it will pass. But if you make a fuss about it, it will only last longer.

Hathor Thu 05-Jul-07 21:17:33

Coz he has discovered the law of gravity?
Coz he likes to see mummy grovelling around wiping up?
Coz it is fun?
Yes all these things will pass.

mamama Thu 05-Jul-07 21:18:53

They all do it, don't they?

DS would (and almost a year later, still does) dangle food over the side of his chair, look me in the eye, wait for me to say "please don't throw food", drop it, look very surprised and say "Gone? GONE!".

Now he pre-empts it with a quick shake of his head and a short sharp "Nope" followed by a very dramatic "Oh noooooo" in a 'mummy-I-can't-believe-my-food-just-fell-on-the-floor' tone

He then gives a naughty little chuckle, shoves some food in his mouth and repeats the whole thing.


LazyLine Thu 05-Jul-07 21:30:38

Be happy it's just this, the next stage is spitting food out.

SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Thu 05-Jul-07 21:36:34

to answer OP some suggestions.....

because its a good game

because it makes mummy turn u funny red colour

because it makes a nice pattern on the floor

because he/she doesnt like your cooking (joking please dont kill me!)

seriously now, because hes a year old and thats what he feels like doing!

dont stress think they all do it!

mummypigoink Thu 05-Jul-07 21:36:42

mamama ~ oooh, I forgot about that bit. I love it so much when she does that

Bubble99 Thu 05-Jul-07 21:38:15

Because he's not hungry/had enough to eat?

katelyle Thu 05-Jul-07 21:45:37

Because he's a baby and that it his job!

mamama Fri 06-Jul-07 03:57:02

Lazyline, then it progresses to feeding you the spat out food

LazyLine Fri 06-Jul-07 08:47:08



americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 10:36:01

i agree with what WigWamBam said, they longer you react, the longer he'll do it.
it's the very beginning of the whole testing the boundaries.
it will pass (unto other new stages!)

Enid Fri 06-Jul-07 10:36:30

because the sky is blue

americantrish Fri 06-Jul-07 10:43:50

*slight hijack alert*
enid> so is my hair! =D

littlelapin Fri 06-Jul-07 10:51:49

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mamama Fri 06-Jul-07 14:52:19

It may well be 'just a phase' but this has been a very looooong onge and shows no sign of ending!

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