Friday, June 08, 2012

Tips for the Independent Eater

To me, the family dinner is truly one of the nicest parts of the day. The three of us even clink glasses/sippy cups before eating (although sometimes my son just wants to clink glasses the whole meal).

One of the great things about when kids start eating more independently, besides the whole pride thing, is that parents can enjoy their dinner while the little one takes charge of his or her own eating. The kids seem to love it, too. Win-win.

Periodic intervention and guidance continues to be necessary, because as with anything, independent eating is a work in progress. I think that babies and toddlers learn tips from the same manual, though.

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  1. When H is full, he grabs his leftover food and either offers it to me or transfers it piece by piece onto the table (or the floor). And I'm totally agreeing on panel 3 about not chewing or swallowing.

  2. hahaha, that's a brilliant summary cuz it's so true! Great cartoons!