Saturday, September 30, 2006

SuperNanny gone awry!

Ever the Supernanny fan, I tried to implement trick, er, meal time method of getting toddler to eat her food, which is abundant praise! Counting the bites and when she takes a bite, give up cheers and woo-hoo's!

It works . . . and the whole family gets involved. Little guy even LOVES the game and will raise his food covered hands into his hair to celebrate each and every bite we fuss over.

Lunch today -

Little Missy goes "AAAaawwww" giving us fair warning that she's about to take a bite preparing us to witness said event, spoon poised at her wide open-smiles at the corners- mouth, eyes big in anticipation.
She takes the bite.
"Woo Hoo, one bite for you!"
We clap, little guy raising his hands up.
I turn to give little guy a bit, but he doesn't get a bite 'cause . . .
"AAAaaawwww" and it repeats again~
and again
and again
She isn't even swallowing that last bite!
Either it is a mad plan to starve little brother or the method works so well she is now stuffing her face . . . We're at 16 bites and her bowl empty.
Now I can feed little guy.
Don't know about you, but I don't think I like this method!


Heather said...

That could SOOOOO get old fast! And What happens when we don't have a party after each bite??


Hannatu said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Yes, that's pretty routine shopping and yes, it takes nerves of steel! But God enables us to live where he puts us....feeding toddlers takes nerves of steel, too! :)

Susan (5 Minutes For Mom) said...

I often try this with my little toddler who doesn't like to eat. But usually she still won't eat... sigh.