Marcy - posted on 06/01/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
How often does your toddler eat? My son is 16months old and if I let him I think he'd snack constantly 24/7. Right now we have a semi-consistent schedule of eating breakfast at 6:30/7am, snack #1 at 8:30ish, snack #2 and 10:30ish, lunch at 12pm, then snack #3 at about 2pm, snack #4 around 4pm, dinner at 6pm.
I'm trying to teach him to eat his fill when he has the chance-- I swear he gets distracted while eating and so will want to get down before he's done, then 30 minutes later is signing "eat" to me again. I'm trying to put my foot down about not eating too often but he's really hard to distract once he's got his mind set to something.
So what do you guys do? How do you deal with a kid that wants to just graze all day long, taking 3 bites and then wants to be off again? I don't want to be tied to his high chair all day long.