“She said that as kids start to get more independence, we hover a little too much and don’t give them choices as they are eating. She suggested putting each type of food you give him in little measuring cups or small containers and letting HIM choose. I know you pretty much already do that by putting it on his tray, but maybe there is something to them looking in the cup and feeling like they are making more of a choice?”
I tried that advice today, and it effing worked! I loaded up chicken, marinated mushrooms and artichoke hearts, and an heirloom tomato into their own bowls and this is what happened:
We will be taking 3-4 bowls to every meal out in the future. I cannot believe this!