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#1 mamashana

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:19 PM

Hi Pinky,

My 13 month old has recently started tantruming when I put her in the high chair.  She gets so worked up that she won't eat, even though I know she's hungry.  I have tried various things which sometimes work, but usually not:
- I've tried feeding her out of the highchair, but she won't let me hold her for long, so she ends up on the floor and seems to think it's playtime not mealtime and ends up eating very little, if anything - mostly she just smears food all over the house.
- I've tried keeping her in the highchair and singing, playing, using toys and teddies.  This sometimes works, but often not.  It is just so hard to calm her down after she throws a tantrum without actually taking her out of the highchair and cuddling her etc.

Any advice would be VERY appreciated.


#2 Not Escapin Xmas

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

I put DD's food on the high chair tray, then pick her up and walk past a few times, maybe point out a few yummy things? usually she then decides that she'd like to get in herself. Bit hit and miss though!

And if this is mainly an issue with dinner, try feeding her earlier. She might just be getting overtired and need an earlier bedtime.

Good luck!

#3 strawberry blondes

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Before 12 months DD3 would only sit at the small kids table with her sisters. We have the ikea ones so they are easy to clean down.

#4 busymumof1&1/2

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

I am not sure I understand. Are you just putting her in and feeding her yourself? and that is when she starts to tantrum?
I have found that part way through a meal my 11 month old starts to get a bit grizzly (def not full) but she actually wants to feed herself. So I give her a spoon to 'feed' herself, all the while I am shovelling food inbetween her attempts. It has stopped the tantrums.

#5 mamashana

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (Escapin @ 20/11/2012, 07:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I put DD's food on the high chair tray, then pick her up and walk past a few times, maybe point out a few yummy things? usually she then decides that she'd like to get in herself. Bit hit and miss though!

And if this is mainly an issue with dinner, try feeding her earlier. She might just be getting overtired and need an earlier bedtime.

Good luck!



Good idea, I will definitely try this.

#6 mamashana

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (Lil Chickens @ 20/11/2012, 07:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our high chair is just the right height for our dinner table so when DD started this at around 14 months we took the tray off the high chair and pushed her in to the dinner table.

Stopped all the tantrums - turns out she just wanted to eat with us.



I like this idea too.  This will work with our table and high chair too so I will give it a go.  Then maybe she won't feel so locked in too, when I put her in the highchair - I hope!

#7 mamashana

Posted 20 November 2012 - 07:50 PM

Thanks so much for these suggestions.  Gives me a few new ideas to try.  Fingers crossed for fewer tears at mealtimes (from both of us) very soon!




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