what do you do with the baby who will only eat sweet foods???
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hi, hoping someone can help with this. My LO is 6 months and a week and has been weaning for about 3-4 weeks (TW) + fingers foods. I used annabel karmels book and started with all the first tastes so sweet potato, carrot, parsnip, pear, apple etc then moved onto peas, avocado, greek yoghurt and fruit and trying to be a bit more adventurous. He will also suck little bits of toast with philadelphia. My problem is getting him to eat anything slightly savoury. looking back its probably my fault as all the first tastes even though some are vegetables are sweet. I have tried chicken, cucumber, cauliflower cheese, weetabix, scrambled egg and he just wont even go near it he closes his mouth and thats that! also weve just been away and had to use jars and he wouldnt even eat them. i know he's hungry as if i offer some yoghurt after he will eat it. i just dont know what to do- i dont want to force him but do i have a child that will only eat sweet stuff or one that wont eat at all???
i've been making him little pots of food and getting annoyed when it all needs to go in the bin as i feel awful wasting food so i think i'm gonna just have to make him little ice cubes for now.... i've got a few friends who will only eat chicken nuggets and chips etc and i reaaaaaaaly dont want him to turn out like that
Have you tried adding a tiny bit of something more savoury to say sweet potato? Then if he eats it gradually increase the amount of savoury. Broccoli and sweet potato was a big hit with my LO. All you can really do is keep offering different flavours and eventually he will get used to eating a wider variety, good luck
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