Yesterday, experts said that they shared with their parents what should be done with their baby’s anorexia (pay attention to the “Star Mother Kitchen” reply “anorexia” to understand that the baby does not have an appetite, what should be done with anorexia?), On the backstage, I received a complaint from my mother and Star Mother, “Our baby is a typical child who wants to chase and feed. Without a toy in his hand, he will yell and lose his temper. Occasionally, he will throw food or knock the tableware… Now I dare not take him out to eat. Star Mother, when can he eat by himself?”

“How can I make my baby eat well”, which seems to be a headache for many parents, so is it really a matter of age that the baby doesn’t eat well? Will it get better after growing up? In fact, it is not necessarily that Star Mother will talk about table manners with you today.

what? Do babies also have table manners?

In fact, table manners have been gradually introduced since the baby began to eat complementary foods, which can make it easier to establish good eating habits. The main reason why children don’t like eating now is the problem of eating habits. If parents cultivate good eating habits for their children, there is no difficulty in eating. Now many children are brought by the next generation, some of them are too spoiled, especially when it comes to eating, they are very accommodating, they can eat whatever they want, they can’t eat what they don’t want, or they are always worried about the children’s lack of food and force them to eat. I always feel that the child is OK, and I will teach him well when he is older, but habits are often easy to form and difficult to change.

What are the table manners?

As the baby is young, we certainly won’t say that we should measure him by the standards of adults, but we should start to let him understand some rules of eating, which are OK and which are not.

Of course, when teaching your baby table manners, you should also consider the situation of your family, that is to say, can you do this yourself as a parent? Or do you mind if the request is not settled? For example, some families are not allowed to wear pajamas for dinner, which is not a big problem in our family. If we don’t go out, it is basically pajamas that are directly served at the table.

So, what are the basic table manners that babies should learn from an early age? The following parents may refer to:

[Table manners]

When the baby is young, some basic rules can be formulated first:

1. Wash hands before meals.

2. Sit on the dining chair to eat.

3. If we eat together, we should wait for everyone. The elders can take the first bite before they can pick up the chopsticks.

4. It is not allowed to yell or knock on the bowls and chopsticks when eating.

5. Eat carefully when eating. Don’t play with toys, mobile phones, iPads, etc.

6. Do not wave the tableware to point at people.

When he grows up and knows how to speak, he can do better:

7. Teach children how to praise and thank the people who prepare food for them, and not easily complain that the food is not palatable.

8. When eating, chew carefully and slowly, and don’t talk when eating.

9. When chewing food, keep your mouth closed and try not to make birth sounds when drinking soup.

10. Don’t reach out for something on the table that is far away from you. Please ask someone nearby to pass it for you.

11. Say “please” and “thank you” when asking others to help (such as handing out seasonings, dishes, food).

12. If you want to leave the table after eating, you need to get the consent of your parents.

Older children can do better. On the basis of the above 12 points, the following points will give your children extra points:

13. When eating, pay attention to keeping some for others; Unless you make it clear that you don’t want any more, you can’t empty the food in the dish alone.

14. It is impolite to sit at the table and look after yourself when attending a dinner organized by adults; Older children should show a moderate sense of participation, such as sitting well, listening carefully to others’ conversations, and answering patiently when the conversation involves themselves. It is very impolite to play with your head down without saying a word.

15. After dinner, you can help clean the table and clean up the dishes.

So, how do you teach your baby these table manners?

First of all, and most importantly, it is to teach by example. Baby is a piece of white paper, and his behavior is learned from the people around him. As the people who see babies most, father and mother are naturally his learning objects. So since the baby eats complementary food, everyone should try to sit together to eat, and parents should set a good example. Wash hands together before eating; Talk quietly about the interesting things around you when eating. Don’t watch TV or mobile phone; Eat without making a sound; Don’t use a spoon or chopsticks to turn over and over in order to choose the dishes you like These are all behaviors to show the baby how to eat. Eating is a pleasant thing, and eating is also a social activity.

Of course, it is impossible for a baby to say that he can learn table manners immediately after you have set it, so parents must be patient and firm. Once you decide to teach your baby table manners, the whole family should be consistent and not give up halfway. When the baby is doing well in some aspects, parents also need to make affirmation to let the baby consciously strengthen this behavior.

I believe that many parents are not very smooth at the beginning of the baby’s meal, so they will coax him so that as long as he is willing to eat, he feels that it is nothing to work harder. If you still think so, I suggest you immediately abandon this idea and make up your mind to change this habit! How to change it?

1. Make sure the baby is hungry at the meal

This is the major premise, especially after one year old, when supplementary food is given three times a day, like adults’ meal time, three meals can be eaten at the same table with their families, so the rule should start. Snack time should be arranged once in the morning and afternoon respectively, or only once, and snacks should be controlled. If the baby is not hungry but forces him to sit on the dining chair to eat, he will inevitably play with toys, play with temper, and all kinds of situations will occur.

2. Reminder in advance

Before each meal, you should say to your baby, “We are almost ready to start eating.” The key to this communication is to give him a preparation process, rather than directly holding him to the dining chair as soon as he arrives at the meal point. He may be unhappy because you interrupt him when he is happy, and the meal will not be good.

3. Communicate more at the table

The time to eat is the time for a family to get together and the best time to strengthen parent-child communication. The baby has not yet learned to speak, so parents can communicate with him with body language or eyes. This kind of communication leads the baby to pay more attention to the meal itself, and at the same time, it can also do some language enlightenment.

4. Encourage self-feeding

Another way is also particularly effective is to introduce finger food to encourage the baby to eat independently. It doesn’t matter if it is dirty, you can wash it. When the baby’s hands are busy feeding themselves, they will eat more attentively, instead of thinking about playing with toys, and this can also exercise the baby’s hands-on ability.

Before having children, maybe all parents think table manners are a little too high. After having children, you will find that “etiquette” is actually very close to you. When you have requirements for your baby, you will find that you are following his progress. The so-called childcare is all about raising yourself, and we should encourage each other!


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