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BLW. How long do you leave them to throw things over the side of the highchair before you call it a day?

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EyeballsintheSky Thu 02-Oct-08 21:52:01

Well, that's not quite the question. I decided to throw caution to the wind and eat lunch in Ikea today. I had brought things for DD and I also gave her peas etc from my plate. I ate my lunch and she ate some of hers, squished some, threw some etc etc and she was still squishing when I had finished. How long do I sit there before starting the long task of sweeping the floors? I don't want to sit there all day while she arses about finishes but I don't want to stop her if she is actually still eating. Problem is, as I'm sure everyone finds, it's quite difficult to tell when they are finished as I'll start to clear up and she puts things in her mouth again!

Tonight was easier. She took the lovingly prepared plate of pasta, cucumber, tomatoes etc and threw them one by one onto the floor hmm

cmotdibbler Thu 02-Oct-08 21:56:30

As long as it, takes you to eat your lunch, drink a hot drink, and investigate the current chocolate possibilities. Feel free to add 'dessert' to the tray at a point that suits you, without necessarily removing anything.

Throwing stuff on the floor is an important step apparently as they all do it for some time

EyeballsintheSky Thu 02-Oct-08 22:40:56

LOL, well she did it remarkably well. A systematic one by one approach rather than the grand sweep of previous mealtimes! Atta girl!

Seriously. I'd sorted of estimated the time it takes me to leisurely eat a meal, plus a bit. (they do pretty good muffins but alas, not on the same price scale as their dodgy 30p hotdog!)

MinkyBorage Thu 02-Oct-08 22:44:06

I found with dd2 that once she started to throw/drop stuff on the floor that she had finished eating, so once that started to happen, then the meal was over. Like your DD, she did it one by one, still does, once she has finished eating. You can always give her the plate back if she looks remotely like she might eat any of it

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