Thursday, June 3, 2010

Eating by himself

Christopher is relatively independent these days. He can play by himself while daddy eats his dinner and mummy tends to Caylee. He can also take out his colour pencils and his notebook and start drawing by himself.

Sometimes he will look for one of us to accompany him and tell him stories. However, when he watches TV, he would prefer one of us to sit with him and kinda let him know why that man is doing what he is doing and what is happening. He is watching cartoons now like Incredibles and Cars! Reckon he can't fully catch all that they are saying at this moment.

However, there is one thing I would like him to do on his own. And that is to eat his own dinner by himself at home. He eats by himself when we go out. In fact he would not allow us to feed him when we eat out. But at home, he whines for me to feed him.

I am determined to put into practice he eating by himself at home. One thing I need to get before that though is his own plastic plate. Maybe a nice colourful orange one will get him started.

He kinda eats less when he eats by himself coz he loses interest in his meal after a while. And he eats very slowly.....reason being I have not let him eat by himself at home until now.

14 comments:

smallkucing said...

hmm..time to give him his own plate and bowl :D

Sometimes i would give my boy his own plate and bowl with some food. At the same time i will spoon feed him from my plate also. This way he will get enough food

reanaclaire said...

maybe he wants your attention at home, he is manja bec of your baby.. hahaha...
btw, the salted duck shop is opposite the Loe Wong Chicken Koayteow...if i m not mistaken.. she bought it from there. Just opposite.. i think u can see the shop..

Mummy Gwen said...

Yeah, Gwen eats less too when she eats by herself. I'll get a few spoonfuls into her mouth while she is eating.

Mummy Moon said...

He likes orange color? You can buy a cute orange bib for him too ...

MeRy said...

Giv him sometime...Ryan also sometimes demanded me to feed him.

andrewjune said...

you know what...i tend to let rachael eats by herself first..then when she gets bored, i will feed her myself then...

there will be LESS cleaning up if we feeed them ourselves at home...if she eats by herself at home, i hv so MUCH cleaning up to do!

LittleLamb said...

just let him be. when he wants to eat more, he will. nowadays i tend to leave philip on his own..

JLow said...

I am not bragging when I say that 5 year old Caitlin has been eating by herself since she was, maybe, 3?

Because, since she can eat by herself, she tends to overeat! And even ask for more after finishing her own plate!

It took a non-parent to tell us parents that "Hey, is Caitlin putting on weight? Because, since I last saw her...."

From PERSONAL experience it is better to be a little skinny, because fat is difficult to lose!

jen cheung said...

awww seems like your little man is growing up :) happy for you!

jen

Jaanvi said...

Hi Ann

First of all, congrats for Caylee... I wasn't here to wish you when your little ownder arrived. Happy to be reading your posts again... :)

coffeesncookies said...

get those plates segmented plates for vege, meat and rice and get a colourful one too. Don't rush when eating, they'll feel stress and lose appetite. I still feed her 60% and she eats the rest on her own. Be prepared for a messy table and floor when he eats on his own.

Baby Darren said...

emm..i feel that the older they are, the harder to get them to eat. I'm having a hard time feeding darren too.

Hope Christopher can eat on his own soon..then mommy has one less job to handle.

How are u coping with Caylee lately?

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

Remember you were telling me that Christopher likes anything with orange colour, so I guess an orange colour plate will make him eats faster and enjoy his meal more:-)

BoeyJoey said...

While my kids are feeding themselves, I'll sneak in a few spoonfuls in between :-)