I am having serious issues with DD at dinner time. She eats pretty good for breakfast, lunch, and snack but come dinner, she never wants to eat. She gets her last snack as soon as she wakes up from her nap, usually around 3 and we eat between about 5:30 so she should be hungry. She will take like 2 bites and then just start fussing, sometimes screaming, dropping stuff on the floor, etc. DH and I have resorted to turning on cartoons (tv is visible from the table) in order for us to be able to finish our meal. I really don't want to start this bad habit but I don't know what else to do. I have tried to just take her out of her highchair when she appears done eating and starts to fuss, but she doesn't want down if DH and I are still sitting at the table. She just fusses for one of us to pick her up and sit her on our lap (which makes it difficult for us to eat). I need some advice. I think I am going to have to just let her scream it out but do I let her scream in her chair or take her out and let her scream on the floor?
FYI- I don't give her a snack after dinner/before bed. She never eats much at dinner but she sleeps through the night every night. So getting her to eat at dinner isn't the concern for me, it is more the fussiness at dinner time when DH and I are trying to eat!