That didn’t last long. You can always reach out to see a feeding specialist at any time even if they just complete the evaluation, they can provide you with suggestions individualized for your child!! They certainly didn’t help out the baby food industry or the pureé-ing gadget companies like my other kids did!”. And another question: when we follow your ideas, letting him get messy with the baby food etc., should we still try to feed him as we did before at the same time? If you live somewhere warm, eat outside, or in another room if you can. All humans appreciate sweetness in foods. She’s generally a survive bab. She will also eat puffs, Cheerios, and even a peanut butter sandwich no problem. “And it’s important to respect their decision to refuse it.” Never force your kid to eat. This is our story, almost exactly. He won’t eat solid foods. It could be both Catherine, but oral motor is most likely a component because he can’t get the food out and is having difficulty swallowing. We put a bib on him he starts crying. Save your spot HERE He showed all the signs of readiness: an interest in food, good head control and the ability to sit up and lean forward. She has dropped a pound and I am worried! I have a baby girl 5 months old, only milk is what she’s getting, I tried cereal she did kind a eat very little of it, two times a day, one in the morning and dinner, in between hours she takes bottles of similac. I’ve tried BLW as well, she just mash the bananas or the scrambled eggs and throw them to the floor, but she doesn’t even show interest in eating them. Don't subscribe Best, When they do this, it helps desensitize their gag reflex and they get to practice biting, chewing, and moving their tongue around. Thanks i will check with the doctor. There are a few really powerful strategies you can use away from the highchair that will directly impact your baby eating solids during meals. We eventually stopped purchasing those after reading an article about baby food pouches. Then pushes it to the floor. Thanks for sharing! He passed a cold moment but now he is ok and doesnt have problem with teeth but he doesnt eat anything. Save your seat for the workshop HERE Welcome, Guest. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. Have tried numerous things. Why babies refuse solids We won't send you spam. So, despite the face he makes, offer your baby a second spoonful. Should I get him off baby food and feed him table food? My son just turned 8 months old. It’s very possible that there’s a sensory issue going on! Finally some answers!! You can save your seat HERE I just registered for the workshop! https://www.scarymommy.com/baby-wont-eat-solid-food-dont-freak-out "If your baby doesn't like a food, give him a bite of something he likes after it, or put a little of the food he likes on it." If he opens his mouth for more, you know you have a hit. I’m not into junk food! Any further suggestion? Sometimes before bed I will give him cheerios and he will eat so much of it, meaning he is starving. She hates her favourite foods as well.. she takes it out of her mouth .. switched her to pureed food again … i evdn let her starve for 2 days .. but didnot help… its so depressing .. cause she ends up being cranky all day …. The Fast Food Challenge. Hi I am a first time mother, my baby is 10 months old he started eating baby food some when he was 5 months old when he turned 8 months he started only wanting his bottle with his formula an then he started eating just fruits, he hates veggies I’ve tried over 20 different things ways N he hates it just likes fruits only, well a few weeks ago he had a double ear infection an stopped eating baby food and hasn’t wanted anything since even though I offer all the time, he also won’t eat puffs or any kind of finger foods he can hold them an has used teething rings for a long time, so he knows how to put stuff to his mouth I’m worried he won’t be eating by the time he’s a year old what do I do please help, HI. Thanks again! This is my fourth baby and we have done sensory play with him as was worried that it was a sensory issues he had but this has made no difference. Once the food is in, he does swallow it, but he’s clearly not keen on it, often shaking his head in disgust even (he doesn’t spit it out though). Have you seen my post: how to transition to table foods. Sounds like you are doing a great job with giving her opportunities to play with the spoon and trying a variety of foods!! We do have a free workshop as well that can walk you through some steps to transitioning to food and help with overall mealtime battles. If gagging is something you’re concerned about or is happening often, read more in guide on baby gagging. Hey Renelda, It will walk you through some feeding ideas, so you can see if you are missing a piece of the puzzle! Best, With the reduced breastmilk during the day she is having probably 2 tablespoons of breakfast, 2 tablespoons at lunch, snack (few cheerios or puffs, we’re still working on fruit bits) and then dinner maybe another tablespoon or two. There seem to be more questions than answers when you’re under the daily stress of your baby or toddler not eating table foods. We started our little one on baby food and while she loves the rice cereal she will not eat anything else. I’ll put a puff in his mouth and he spits it out. This will be really encouraging and helpful to other parents. And, she discovered, spitting out food is a common reflex in infants under six months. I’d also check back with a feeding therapist! This will encourage active, not reflexive tongue movement. Best, I will offer different textures, sometimes more solids rather than purées. Is it a reflex you mentioned in the text? While knowing its “normal” for babies to not seem interested in solid foods, even though everyone else’s baby seems to be gulping it down by the jar full, it still leaves the question, “How do you get a baby to eat solids?”, Well, I happen to know a thing or two about that. 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