Is your kid a messy eater?

United States
May 19, 2008 11:53am CST
When my little kid was a baby she was really a messy eater. Spagetti was the worst and ended up everywhere. Once I tried to feed her baby food with mashed bananas and ended up ruining a silk blouse. I should have worn an apron. And, I guess most babies are that way. To this day, it's a struggle getting her to wipe her mouth off after she finishes eating. Other than that, she's not really a messy eater anymore. But, she does like dropping food on the floor. I think she does that because she knows the big cat (aka, the Hoover) will eat any food on the floor. Is your kid a messy eater? How do you get them to be more neat at the dinner table?
3 responses
@kezabelle (2980)
19 May 08
How old is she? My eldest is 4 and can still make a mess sometimes her little sister at 2 makes a huge mess all the time feeding herself but its all a learning curve for them and as I am (fairly) capable of feeding myself neatly im guessing they will in time too lol!
• United States
14 Jun 08
My daughter is the same age as your son. I don't know why she makes some messes. Sometimes she gets macaroni on her fingers and then flicks it into the floor. It's really funny. I should just giggle when she does it. Because it's cute. I don't know why i take these things so seiously!
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
20 May 08
My son is messy sometimes, but I have no problem getting him to wipe his hands and face as soon as he is done eating. He's really picky about his hands. He will bring me a baby wipe if he has anything on his hands, whether it's food or something else. Mainly he's just messy with stuff that he can't get to stay on his fork or spoon.
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
19 May 08
Hi, Since my youngest was a baby, she has always been a messy eater. Now she is 12 and it is no different. I think I have missed something along the way. I have managed to help her a little bit however by having her slow down a bit. Less accidents seem to happen as she takes more time. cheers,