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Try to have calm mealtimes by avoiding having toys on the table as they can be too much of a distraction.
Of course, the table can get full of toys. Try to make clearing all the toys from the table before dinner part of the “meal prep” they can help with. It’s another way to get them involved.
If your child brings a toy to the table with them, you can try saying something like: “let’s put him over here and he can watch you have your tea.” That’s a nice way of not taking it away from them, but it’s not right there on the table to distract. Even having a fruit bowl in the middle of the table can be a distraction because they are not focused on what’s on their plate and are asking for alternatives.