Monday, March 24, 2008

Terrible Feeding Time!

En En won't cooperate whenever it's her meal time. Not only we need to feed her but also she will ask to switch on the TV to eat and watch and sometimes when it's not her favourite TV programme, she needs to play with toys in order for us to be able to feed her successfully. The same thing happens even when she's super hungry! Mummy just can't understand why she's such a difficult eater. She is not refusing her food but it's her habit to ask to be served like that and she doesn't think that she's wrong with her habit!!!

Every morning, luckily we have Astro and we will switch to channel 613 - PHDC. En En's favourite shows are "Thomas & Friens", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" , "My friends Tigger & Pooh" and "Little Einstein". So, if she wakes up around 8.30am till 10.00am... we will be safe as these are the golden times for her breakfast with TV! Anyway, she doesn't glue to TV for so long but she doesn't allow anyone to switch channel even she's was upstairs or in the kitchen. Listening to the show or the theme songs are what she does best! She can tell us exactly which of her favourite show is showing without watching the TV. But, she's just too possessive!!! Ah Kong is not very happy as En En is the one who "conquered" the TV for the most of the time even she's not watching it... how terrible this little monster is... arrgh!!!

Hopefully, she can learn to enjoy food without TV one day...

9 comments:

wen said...

e that, at young age, they cant sit still when eating. try telling her to finish eating first then only can watch

Peridot&Sapphire said...

no use one la... she won't sit down "kuai kuai" if TV not on!

Bryan's Mama said...

how about downloading her favourite shows? then you don't have to wait for them on Astro.

lotusutol said...

It takes time for young children to change a habit. initially there will be resistance and 'explosions' :), but if they learn your expectations which are consistently being enforced, they will step up to it.

It's difficult to reason with a child who is younger than 3 years old. The only way is to guide them lovingly, consistently yet firmly. :)

slavemom said...

My kids oso grew up eating in front of the tv. But surprisingly, CE is not a tv person. He's quite ok w/o it but XY on the other hand, will want the tv on, altho she's not in front of it but playing somewhere else. If En En wants to play with her toy, maybe u can encourage her to feed herself, then she'd be too bz for her toy.

mybabybay said...

Looks like she wants to eat with her tv friends.

Mamalina said...

I have the same problem with Sean. When the maid feeds him, it's usually in front of the tv. I try not to turn the tv on while feeding him but it usually ends up a big battle and he'll refuse to eat.

Malaika's mummy said...

Same here same here, with TV on, it would be less hassle to finish the meal.

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KK & WS said...

you can consider using the following methods:

1) Give her a cup with 1-2 ice-cubes to play with

2) give her some food in a fork/spoon and let her self feeding - I did that to my girl. like while feeding her the rice, i put meat/vege on a fork, let her hold, quickly feed and she fed herself.

So far both treats work well...so, i haven't need to think of treat # 3 and so forth. LOL