Mealtimes with little ones can certainly be a challenge! Here are ten rules that definitely seem to apply:
2. Whatever is on Mummy’s plate is always much more interesting than what is on theirs. Even though it’s exactly the same.
3. How the child in the baby weaning book reacts to that wonderful nutrionally-balanced pureed meal: How your child reacts: 4. Toddlers love to share… food that’s been squidged, chewed up and then spat on. Go on, Mummy, you know you want it really…
5. If it’s dirty, fluffy and found in the corner of the kitchen floor, it’s yummy. If it’s been freshly and lovingly prepared and put on the tray in front of them, it’s much less so.
6. The likelihood of your children covering every available surface with a food substance is inversely proportional to the ease at which you can remove the resulting stains. 7. The longer the meal took to prepare, the higher the probability that it will be rejected.
8. Just because they loved a certain meal the last time you offered it is no guarantee that they will eat it the next time you offer it.
9. Offering several options will only make you feel like you are running a restaurant full of impossible-to-please customers.
10. The maximum amount of time Mummy’s bottom is allowed to be in contact with a chair during mealtimes is 10 seconds.
Are there any other rules for mealtimes with small children that you would add to this list?