OK... this may seem petty or ridiculous, but I'm a FTM and my 8 month old DD has been developing some really rude and irritating table manners as of late. She loudly grunts and moans and hollers when she's being fed something and she would prefer something else. My mom, who keeps her while I am at work, introduced her to the Gerber puff things, which is fine, but they're really not very nutritional. Well, they have become her new favorite, and she grunts and loudly protests if she if not given some. She's been a great eater (both when she was EBF and since she started solids at 6 months), eating lots of food and not being very picky. This new protesting, however, is annoying and frustrating. I would be embarrassed to feed her in public with her acting like this. She'd disturb everyone's meal! Is this normal? What should I do to change this behavior? I've been saying "no" and hiding the puffs, but she's pretty stubborn (I think she takes after her mama). I've also been trying to teach her some signs so she can communicate better, but I'm not having much luck with that.
I appreciate any pearls of wisdom you can send my way!