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Subject:  Re: 1st Foods Date:  9/16/2012  9:18 AM
Author:  2gifts Number:  41919 of 42425

And any tips for training good behavior. At this point, I almost don't care if he eats it or not, I just want him to stop dumping his bowl on the floor

Don't give him the bowl. Give him a few pieces of food at a time, and if he purposely throws it on the floor, clear off his tray and declare the meal done. He will eventually learn that food is to be eaten and is not a toy and should not be thrown on the floor. You can start with all finger foods like cheerios, small bits of cheese, small pieces of pasta, fresh fruit and veggies that are cut into small bite size pieces etc. My kids tended to prefer raw veggies, but at 9 months, I don't know that your child would be able to chew them vs. choking on them, so I'd steam the veggies so they