Baby Throwing Things
(Limerick, Maine, USA)
A baby throwing things is apparently a normal means of learning. They drop things, especially from a highchair, to:
- see how the object will land
- to see what happens when it falls
- what sound the object makes when it hits the floor
- whether the object rolls away, etc.
My daughter is now 15 months old and still enjoys throwing food as well as other objects on to the floor.
I accept that dropping things is a normal baby developmental phase, but when should this behavior be discouraged? Any advice?