I need help.
Sophie has been doing somethng lately at mealtimes, and I am at a loss on how to stop it! She, almost every time, dumps or scrapes the contents of her plate or bowl onto her high chair tray. Even cereal with milk. Luckily, I don’t put much milk on her cereal and the body-side edge of the tray has a high rim, but she will eat it with her spoon from the pool of milk it makes.
The only thing she doesn’t do this with is chicken and dumplings, which I think is her favorite food. Oh, and not often with chicken nuggets, but I think that’s only because I don’t give her a fork or spoon with them and she can’t get the ketchup or barbecue sauce off her plate otherwise.
I’m sure this is normal toddler behaviour (it is, right?) but what on earth do I do to prevent this? I already know the suction cup bowls, plates, and mats don’t work at all. The Boon Stay-put plate that’s designed without an edge for toddlers to grip to pick up? Ha! She has it up in seconds flat. I have seriously tried every “stay-put” product I can find. Now I’m taking suggestions.