It's becoming a battle. i'm now beginning to dread meal times, when i never used to. i'm trying so hard not to get stressed or cross at him when he performs his tricks in his highchair and refuses to eat anything. maybe it's my fault for using a highchair without straps...he knows he can stand in it and so always climbs about. sometimes i resort to letting him have his food on the floor/on my lap/in front of the tv/on the kitchen work tops...where ever really i can attempt to get a few more mouthfuls in. is this bad? am i making a rod for my own back with bad with bad eating habits? should i get a different highchair?
Ok so how much should a soon to be 14 month old eat? Stanley goes through good eating patches and then bad. i don't know if its some motherly thing or some weird feeder thing i have when i want him to eat lots. he's so far been an ok eater. i mean we went through a good patch that i even started to record his meals. will try most stuff. sometimes spits it back, sometimes not.
for example one day he'll eat raspberries like they are the best food on the planet then the next day he'll look at me when i give them to him like they are poison. is this normal? we never did baby led weaning properly. i'm sort of regretting that now. maybe it would have made me more relaxed with the quanities he was taking in...like he was in control and knew how much was right for him.
would be great if you have any advice. he's not exactly wasting away....but i just want to know this behaviour is ok, normal or whatever!
Thanks for all the votes by the way...i'm creeping up there and it's making me feel better!