I often wonder the same thing. I've actually gotten rid of several of DD's toys because she has no interest. I just try to hold on to the ones she might like in the future. She would much rather play with my or DH's shoes/clothes, or anything in our cupboards.
If it makes you feel better, in the past few weeks I've caught DD licking a nickel, chewing on a door stopper cap (they're all safe in a bag now until she's older, I'll just deal with scuffed doors), sticking her hand in her own pee in the potty, pumping the soap dispenser, eating the dog's leash, and fiddling with the computer mouse. And she's my only one, I don't have anyone else to worry about, and she is still good at getting into stuff.
It seems normal to me, but if you're worried, better safe to ask the pedi.View Thread
I don't have quite the same problem as you do, but DD will bite things she previously gobbled down and spit them out. It's frustrating. She also feeds stuff to the dog if she doesn't want it. It could be a phase, toddlers are weird that way. Have you tried dips? For DD, she'll eat a plate full of broccoli if I call them trees and give her a little bit of ranch dressing or plain yogurt/sour cream to dip. I've also used hummus. It works with steamed carrots too.
You might also try the whole deceptively delicious thing with hiding purees in foods. The idea isn't to trick them, but to also offer vegetables on his plate but at least hope that he'll eat a muffin that has whole grains and pureed veggies in it.
My only other thought is that maybe you could make less of a deal about it. By following him around, maybe he senses that he has some refusal power. I have read that food is something a toddler feels like he can control when he has little control over anything else. I dunno, just my thoughts. Good luck!View Thread
I've had this problem for a while. I learned how to put DD's diaper on while she stands up. She seems to prefer it over laying down, unless she's tired. It might be a little easier for you too, given that it must be hard to bend over your LO if you're almost due.
Also, sometimes I lay a blanket down on the floor and for some reason DD likes to lay on it. No idea why that is, other than it's not the norm.View Thread
I always feel bad for DJ Lance. It must be really hard to be the guy who has to wear the spandex jump suit and it's still baggy. And better yet, when people ask what he does he has to find a way to make that sound cool. I think Brad Pitt helped him out though...
We just made our plans for Christmas so I've been thinking about it too. I haven't started buying gifts yet, but DD's birthday is in mid-November so I'll probably start soon. I've got a mental list going, but nothing written down.
This is the first Christmas I've looked forward to in quite a while. I've had some disasters the last few years.View Thread
DH made sole tonight and I was not a fan. I'm game to try anything, but this was not my thing --too fishy. So he made a deal, we both still have a bunch of saved points this week (we're doing Weight Watchers) so tomorrow we're ordering pizza. Yay!!View Thread