Hi All...I have a just recently turned one-year old DD who is a very sweet baby (most of the time). Anyway, for the two weeks or so, every time we sit her down to feed her, she becomes this whiny, yelling, destructive child who throws things and waves her hands constantly whenever we put food in front of her. It has become such a chore every time we try to feed her. We try to calmly tell her no when she throws things (she doesn't seem to get it) and now I just take all the food away when she does it. But this means she doesn't eat and then she is cranky b/c she is hungry. If we keep her distracted, we can get her to eat, but it is hard to do this as she gets bored very easily. And as soon as she is bored, things start flying off the tray and she acts like we are torturing her with the yelling and hand waving When I'm having a good day, I try to deal with it calmly. But when I'm having a tired day or long day, it drives me crazy !! So I don't know what to do or how to handle it. Anyone else have a child do this? Is it just a phase? How did you handle it? Am I enabling her if I allow it to continue? Thanks!
-Nicole, mama to DD (11/09)