Posted: 18/05/2011 at 16:39
I would say like most things don't stress it too much and don't over think it. Put some multi vitamin drops in her porridge if she still happy eating that then at least you know she getting all the nutrients.
With regards to the high chair i'm not really sure, do you sit at the table with her? Is it a high chair that has its own table or one that sits her up to the dinner table? Maybe if she has her own table, she wants to be up to the table with you?
With the food itself, just offer her whatever you've made and don't worry about how much or how little she eats, let her have what she wants and then clear it away. Don't make a fuss and don't try and sneak things into her mouth. Babies, or toddlers now as they are, are able to work out their own appetite. Would you like it if you weren't hungry and someone was trying to pop things into your mouth as you were going about your business.
As you say she is a good weight so it sounds like she is doing just fine. She'll eat when she wants to. We did blw, with Sasha, but traditional weaning with dd1, and it has been so much less stressful doing the blw and letting Sasha just eat what she wants, infact I would go so far to say she is already less fussy and has a more varied diet than her sister.
We have meal times when Sasha scoffs everything on her plate and then will try to grab things from other peoples plate, but then there are other meal times when more food is in her hair than in her belly.