My 13 month old son likes to sort and then sometimes drop his food on the floor. Some of it he drops and some of it he eats. I usually just ignore the food he drops on the floor because he continues to eat the other food on his tray and then I sweep up the floor after he is done eating. Sometimes there is a lot of food on the floor and sometimes there is barely any.
Usually I don't make a big deal out of it. I am kind of assuming at some point he will stop. I can't find any reason for why he drops some food. Sometimes it is something he likes.
Anyway, it becomes a bigger concern when we go out to a restaurant and he starts dropping food all over the floor. I generally clean up the mess and tip the server well, but I would love to find some sort of work around for these situations.
As you can tell, I kind of avoid reacting to behavior that I don't like, unless he is putting himself in danger. I am still kind of new at this whole discipline thing, he is usually pretty compliant for a little guy :), but I am expecting that to change over the next 12 to 24 months. Thoughts?