- We battle over getting the spoon to the mouth with the food still on it - luckily she will let us hold her hand and guide it most of the time (I'm sure that will end too, but hopefully not before she gets better at it herself)
- Trying to teach her not to bang the spoon after she fills it
- Trying to teach her not to fling the food by waving the spoon wildly in the air like she is at some rave
- After putting the bite in her mouth she puts the spoon over the edge of the highchair and drops it! If we try to stop her from putting it over the edge she then sends it flying backwards!
While I know that we should be happy that she is even willing to put food in her mouth, I can't help but be frustrated today by this ongoing issue. I am happy that this is very typical behavior that Sweet Pea is exhibiting, but I still don't know the best course of action to stop it. Do I keep trying the removal from the meal when she does this? It is going to be very difficult at dinner time because we are on a tight time schedule, but maybe we can avoid spoon feeding foods at that meal and focus this at breakfast when there is a bit more time to deal with it.
Are there any other suggestions?!?! Help!!!!!