Well, I am glad to hear that the mouth stuffing is more of a character trait!
Originally Posted by MrsGregory
I have also heard the "Babies won't put more in their mouth than they can manage." line, and like some other things I've heard, it's malarky.
As a curiosity (don't judge me, please!) I let Little Miss cram in as much zucchini bread as she could one day... sure enough, out the sides, some gagging, some nimble fingers on Mama saved the day, and I continue to make the "Pay attention!" noise at her and say the word "Careful!" when I see her going for a second mouthful before the first one is swallowed.
It's with foods she really likes. We don't have this problem with lentils.
But she will continue to eat after she over-stuffs, unlike your little sweetness. I'm sorry, I don't know what to say there. Can you revert to placing food in his mouth?
It really is amazing how much they can stuff into their mouths!! I think that he is starting to understand that he is supposed to swallow in between bites, but it's still quite an endeavor to get him to eat. It's funny, DS will do it to any food that he is willing to eat. Almost like he doesn't quite know how to use his teeth yet, and is just attempting to suck the juice out of things. Seriously, sometimes hours will go by, and then all of a sudden he will ask for my hand to spit things into.
I've tried to go back to spoon feeding, but he will go nutty asking for more before he even has him mouth closed from the first bite. If I tell him he has to swallow first, he will either go for the food himself, or he will give up and say all done, and won't really take more. It's weird. Maybe there is a little miscommunication there....He's only recently becoming interested in food on a semi regular basis, so it's hard for me to anticipate exactly how much of what foods at what times he should be getting.
BTW, I think I need to make some zucchini bread now, that just sounds so fabulous right now!