Little Miss loves to throw food, even if she is hungry, it still ends up on the floor….luckily Black Dog is so lazy she doesnt bother joining us for breakfast, lunch or dinner (I think she likes the peace & quiet upstairs) otherwise she would hit bonus time everyday and be the size of a house!
I, the exasperated mother, decided that this has to end as I couldnt face cleaning up another of my lovingly prepared wholesome meals from the floor for much longer. I spoke to friends and family and soon realised that it is about time Little Miss learnt to feed herself. But surely this would create more mess?
Well after the advise of my lovely sis, I went and bought some compartmental plastic dishes, shallow bowls and lots of long sleeved bibs! After a few false starts, Little Miss picked it up really quickly and it showed that that was what the food throwing was all about: having control.
As suggested, I am teaching her to pass me her plate when she is finished (otherwise any leftover food starts being dropped onto the floor) and I cant quite believe it but….it works! Well, most of the time, but it is still early days. Little Miss gets heaps of praise for feeding herself and we can now eat our breakfast and lunch together – it is most civilised!