Bowls & plates

Oh, we're done with all that vegetable-steaming and mess, our children are cutlery-wielding, spaghetti-chomping angels... at least some of the time.

Bowls & plates

Postby AB&M » 05 Jan 2008, 20:16

When did you stop using the tray as a plate? I've noticed lately that Bruno is. Interested in the bowl his food is in but still has a good wiper action. I'm just wondering when I should let him have it. I'm very :scream about the mess...
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Postby Morlyte » 05 Jan 2008, 20:24

I gave Joe a bowl today to see how he got on as dp gave him his weetabix in it the other morning and said he managed fine! It was one of those TT bowls that stick onto those sucker mats - you know, the ones that they aren't supposed to lift up and chuck everywhere. Seems I forgot to tell Joe that because within 10 minutes he had the bowl in his hands and the contents were insta-spread all over his tray, needless to say the bowl and the sucker doodah were removed from the scene immediately!
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Postby Eleanor » 05 Jan 2008, 20:47

I think the "sucker" in the phrase sucker mat applies to those of us who optimistically buy them :oops:
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Postby Aitch » 05 Jan 2008, 20:59

LOLOLOL. amen.
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Postby Pics » 05 Jan 2008, 21:16

But do they work for a very short time . . . Madam likes the bowl, so i end up sitting holding it down to convince her it won't move while she pulls on it, and then occasionally grabs handfuls of whats in it. Would be nice to have 10-20 second breaks from holding!
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Postby Morlyte » 05 Jan 2008, 21:23

LOL @ ELeanor.

Pics, it did work for 10 mins and luckily Joe loves his pesto pasta so much he didnt chuck it on the floor or else there would have been tears at teatime!
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Postby Pics » 05 Jan 2008, 21:27

Hmm - i know i shouldn't be tempted - but i am! Maybe i could trick her into thinking it NEVER comes unstuck, and she would decide not to pull at it repeatedly like she does everything else.

Isn't it amazing how despite everyone saying something is a waste of money we can still want something - or is it just me?
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Postby Morlyte » 05 Jan 2008, 21:30

No its not just you, I think its human nature to learn the hard way heh. You could try superglue? Im sure it wouldnt come undone then!! :bsmile
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Postby bella » 05 Jan 2008, 22:39

So weird as I was going to post a question about this. Mr Bella was asking when we start using plates/bowls as they do at nursery and, as he said, "we have to start some time". He then mentioned the sucker-on ones but I said I'd heard it was useless.... not sure what to do otherwise. As some of you will have read, Teengy tipped all her lunch off her plate and onto the table at nursery yesterday. Twice :D So maybe Mr B has a point?
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Postby littlepiggie » 05 Jan 2008, 22:56

We gave Harry a plastic bowl and spoon from about 5 months, then at about 6 months started to put food in the tray.

If its going to go, it will go anyway.

Beth (24w) is now sitting at the table with a bowl and spoon at meal times.
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Postby littlepiggie » 05 Jan 2008, 23:00

Oh and he also has an open cup at the table. when he has finished it all gets mixed together.

He can now eat peas one by one with an adult furk now so we have done something right.
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Postby Fozza » 05 Jan 2008, 23:13

Whenever I'm not feeling :scream about it I will give him the plate. Or when there is that much mess to pick up actually having a bowl on the floor would be handy!!! lol

Seriously I think the trick is to start off with the bowl, if they are pretty hungry, that way they will take the food and not chew/chuck the plate. When it gets to the middle/end of the meal and losing interest take it off them. Does that sound like a good method? Sometimes I offer finn a selection from the plate whilst I hold it and he'll grab a handfull.
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Postby littlepiggie » 05 Jan 2008, 23:21

need to go to bed i think, i cant spell anymore.
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Postby Fozza » 05 Jan 2008, 23:29

Furk!! Me too.
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