What can I do when my 14mnth old throws his food when he's in his highchair, i thought nit meant he was done, but if i give him something differant he eats it. Is this something all 14mth old do throw food????

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Becky - posted on 01/30/2009

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My daughter will be 13 months on Sunday, and she loves to feed her food to the dog. Sometimes, I'll give her smaller portions or I'll set her tray on the coffee table and let her eat off of that.

Melody - posted on 01/29/2009

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I have three of my own kids and a 15month old that I babysit, they all threw food.  For the newest one, I have been working on saying "done" and then asking her to put her food back in the bowl or on the plate.  This has been working and she doesn't throw food anymore.  She thinks it is fun to put the food back in or on something.  Maybe this will help.

Pamela - posted on 01/29/2009

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My son is a thrower.  I just serve his on his highchair tray.  If he throws it off the tray, I get him out.  I wouldn't waste my time feeding him something else, he'll just throw it, too.

Courtney - posted on 01/29/2009

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I would stop giving him something different! I would clean up the mess! and get him out of his highchair. If he indicates he is hungry put him back in the highchair and give him a small amount of the same food he just threw on the floor. ( fresh plate if needed) I would not be a short order cook. He knows that if he does not want what you give him he can throw it on the floor and you will give him what he wants. You could try to explain to him that throwing his food is wasting it but that will most likely go over his head. You may want to even make him wait till the next meal time to eat. I would not give him any snacks in between either unless he eats what you give him at meal time. Kids will eat when they are hungry. So if he is hungry enough he will eat what you serve him. You could also try only giving him one item at a time. and not a full plate of food.

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