Anne - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )
At first my baby loved food and enjoyed eating with us at the table. Now she seems to have tired of it and won't stay in the highchair for more than a few seconds. She sometimes takes no food, other times it's one bite and she's off, climbing out and refuses to go back in. We've tried making elaborately intersting meals, old favourites, toys at the table, adjusting meal times and snacks, even plonking her in front of the TV (which worked for a little while but then she grew tired of that). Now I have to follow her around with her bowl offering her food as she wanders around playing. So I'm thinking of just skipping the formal meal times all together and leaving out plates of healthy snacks (fruit, veggies, pasta etc) so she can help herself when she wants. The old way wasn't working anymore and she was going hungry. Any thoughts? Does anyone else not have a formal meal time?
Oh, she's 13 months old.