We've been feeding our 23 Month old toddler at a small folding table with a chair in front for several months now. We do this because it lets him exercise control over the pace he eats, reduces the stress of mealtime, and partly because his current booster seat doesn't properly tuck in under our table and traps his legs on the bottom lip of the table.
This has been working fine, with the exception that he would tip over his table once he's done with his mealtime. This isn't so bad when the plate is empty.
But lately, he has been tipping his table over in the middle of a meal, with lots of food left on the table, and been noticeably hungry afterwards too.
We've considered switching back to a booster chair or high chair, but we would prefer if we could keep teaching him to sit and eat on his own. Is there any way we can prevent him from tipping his table over during his meal, and any way for us to encourage him to finish his food, or at least tell us he's done in a less disruptive way?
He doesn't have many words yet, so talking about it to him or getting him to tell us he's done isn't really an option yet.