how do i get my daughter to stop thowing everything off the table?

Mandy - posted on 12/17/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my daughter throws everything off the kitchen table, bowls, plates, silverware, food. whens its bowls or plates they break(even the heavy duty plastic ones) what can i try to get her to stop, im running out of dishes and patience

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I bought children's plates and bowls with suction cups on the bottom. They attach to the high chair tray or table and stay in place. I used them for my son and they worked well. I also used his high chair tray as a plate and put food directly on it. It was easy to stick in the sink and wash after dinner. I don't know how old your daughter is, but I would start disciplining her every time she throws something on the floor like that. Immediately tell her no, remove her from the table, and put her in a one minute (or 2 minute if she is two) time out. If you are consistent she will start to learn that the behavior isn't funny and she needs to stop. Good luck.

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Sabra - posted on 12/17/2010

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if the reason you aren't using the suction cups is because they wont stick to your table I found a rubber mat thing at babies r us. It is a rubber mat with a suction cup on top of it that sticks to any flat surface (including the wall or ceiling) and then the suction cup with hold on to any plastic dish with a flat bottom. Its not completely fool proof my 14 month old daughter can pull the whole mat of the table but it is a bit of a deterrent.

Mandy - posted on 12/17/2010

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shell be 2 in january, i used the suction cup plates and bowls when she was in the high chair, but she doesnt use that any more, and they dont stick to my table. she does sit in time out everytime, but its been about 3 months, and it just seems to be getting worse. will keep trying tho. THANKS!

Kate CP - posted on 12/17/2010

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Mine never worked that well. My daughter was still able to move them around. :/

Kate CP - posted on 12/17/2010

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The moment she throws something is the moment meal time is over for her. Don't get her another plate and don't leave anything in front of her.

Katherine - posted on 12/17/2010

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Is she young? If not then don't use plates, put the food right on the table. She probably won't like that so much. But if she's little it's very common for them to do this.

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