Hi all, sorry for the long post!
Just looking for more advice about bls and maybe some attachment parenting advice if anyone has some.
Our 12 mo has always thrown her food off the table/tray when she doesn't want something. At first it was a clear signal that she was done or didn't want it and I was fine with it. However, she is getting better at eating. We try to do three meals a day together while we are on vacation and she is getting at least two but usually three or four options at each meal.
Also, she is one of those kids who doesn't really like more than one kind of food on her tray at a time, which makes giving her choices harder you know? So if I put a different choice on her tray while she is eating something, she will either throw the one that she has in her hand on the floor to explore the new one, or throw the new one on the floor. However, if I wait till she is done with choice 1, she will gladly eat choice 2 also.
She is finally has started picking up on sign language. We have been working on it for months now, and she has just started to sign "more", which to her right now I think actually means "want", because she walks up to me and signs more when she really wants to nurse. But uses the same sign when she wants more food on her tray (see above about multiple things on her tray).
Anyway, I'm just wondering how/when to teach her not to throw her food on the ground if she doesn't want it. We have been trying to guide her hand to the table if she looks like she is about to drop it. But she will also drop things on the ground and than sign more. DH I think gets more frustrated with it than I do so I want some strategies that will work for all of us. He tends to tell her in a firm voice no, and then she starts to cry, where as I just kind of ignore it and think she will grow out of it. I'm not sure what the best strategy is and I don't want to just hope she learns it on her own you know?
Any advice on the food dropping and also how to give her options without it all ending up on the floor? Thanks so much guys!