Chandra - posted on 11/13/2012 ( 4 moms have responded )
I don't know what to do anymore. My son refuses to eat dinner every single night. It doesn't matter what I offer - as soon as he gets into the high chair he throws his food, starts crying and then tries to get out of his chair. I'm at my wits end. I just don't understand it. He sits in this same chair for breakfast and is fine. Lunch - is sometimes tricky but he'll usually eat something. But dinner - he goes crazy. I can't figure it out. I'm trying to sit as a family to eat dinner but he goes crazy. Last night I tried being tough - when he got really crazy I took him out of the chair without him eating anything and told him to go play. He stood there screaming and crying and wanting to be picked up. After about 10 min he wanted back in the chair but as soon I put him in it he was refusing to eat again and crying to get out.
Help? what do I do. I know if I let him walk around and randomly come over for bites of food he'll eat - but I feel like I should be teaching him to sit and eat.