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joshbosh Sat 23-Apr-05 13:09:08

Hi all. Ive never posted on here before but think its fab so thought Id ask your advice. My son is 19mths old and, so far (wink), is a good boy but hes recently started to throw his food, seemingly as a sign that he has finished. At the mo I try not to make a fuss but tell him its wrong calmly and take the remainder away. Is this the best thing to do?

nailpolish Sat 23-Apr-05 13:13:15

do you ask him to pick it up? take the plate away and say 'please pick up your food off the floor' and sit back til he does

give him smaller portions? then he can finish his plate and let you know if he wants more

he also thinks its a game, if nothing works, hell forget about it sooner or later anyway and move onto something else!!

best of luck and WELCOME by the way!

joshbosh Sat 23-Apr-05 13:24:40

I hadnt thought to get him to pick it up as hes still in a high chair but I will. Good ideas. Thanks

Nemo1977 Sat 23-Apr-05 13:31:37

hi my ds has a thing for throwing his toys...he ius 18mths and i make him pick them up himself,
With food when he used to start to pick up plate i used to say have u finished...now he picks it up passes it and says inished..lol

tiffini Sat 23-Apr-05 13:41:31

i was told by a peadiatrician that toddlers throw things for 2 reasons
1, they are learning and experimenting with gravity.
2, They are frustrated for some reason.

Nemo1977 Sat 23-Apr-05 13:46:11

tiff i would agree about being frustrated as ds tends to throw then have a tantrum so he tantrums then we pick them up

GeorginaA Mon 25-Apr-05 14:06:36

joshbosh: I have an almost 1 year old and an almost 4 year old - ds1 was a plate thrower, ds2 still is, lol.

I find the easiest way to deal is similar to Nemo - watch him like a hawk and then as soon as he picks up ready to throw, take the bowl firmly away and say "finished?" It eventually got through to ds1, I'm hoping the same will happen with ds2

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