Kai's been on three meals a day now for about a month. Ive always fed him puree's and smooth textured foods as advised by many different people. But after looking up different advice ive decided to start him on different textures and finger foods.
Now he will not touch finger foods, for example yesterday i gave him little pieces of banana with his lunch. I lay them on his highchair and he wouldnt eat them. I tried to put a little bit in his mouth but he crumpled up his face and spat it out disgusted The strange thing is he LOVES banana porridge, banana delight etc so i know its not the flavour he doesnt like...
+ for breakfast this morning i tried those weetabix looking like things from the supermarket that you mix with babymilk. He wouldnt touch it! I tried to spoon a little into his mouth but he started gagging and spat it back out again
I know he needs to be getting more of a variety now he's getting older but i just dont know what to do with him
Toast fingers were the best first finger foods for us! I just kept giving him them and eventually he ate them as opposed to smacking them against the tray of his highchair.
If it helps I've mentioned before over my LO and banana. It took me ages to get him to eat banana as it comes. He loved it in porridge and mashed but would not eat chunks/slices or it whole. I refused to believe my baby was the only one in the world who didn't like banana. He loves them now, but I did have to persevere.
P.s you could try the baby crisps, I found them good as an introducing food when veg was too hard for him.
ive tried the mashed banana and again he just turns his nose up at them, little snob
ive tried bread before and he wouldnt touch it, but ill try toast for breakfast tomorrow and ill invest in baby crisps
Have a look at the baby biscuits too, the Heinz biscotti ones, obviously you don't wanna be giving him them all the time when he has learned but I don't see the problem to help him learn to chew and hold food. Oliver had quite a few of these in the start but he doesn't really have them that regularly now he can hold and eat healthier food.
Aaaw it does take them a while sometimes to work out what to do with them. Oliver took a while to realise he's supposed to eat them, not try and put them in his ear, throw them at the dog, bash them til they crumble. Kai will get there soon, making a lot of mess for mummy to clean up Oliver uses his hands like shovels now and he has to have food in both hands too, not just one. Greedy boy! xx
I am not sure how well these work (if at all, lol) but I saw them at Babies r Us a few days ago and thought it seemed a good idea to transition from pureed food to finger food. They are called "chewthers" and are supposed to develop the jaw/face muscles to get babies ready for solid foods.
ahaha i know what you mean! Its hard enough having a labradoor whose sooo jelous of Kai so she takes everything off him without him feeding her
i just keep trying everyday, the funny thing is he does try to feed himself with his little plastic spoon
i think it'll just take alot of perserverance and patience.
+ ill deffinately invest in that little product hun, looks really interesting and will be interesting to see if it actually helps
my baby eats baby rice cakes really well and is starting to eat the tomato wheel things and the carrot sticks but he's better out of his high chair and on the floor playing with those so not sure if it's practical for you to try that with a dog around! i've also found he'll 'eat' strips of melon quite well.
I would just say to keep trying! Just keep giving him lots of different tastes/textures/colours and remember food is for fun until they turn one! As he's just used to smooth purees he will probably want to do a lot of exploring first before he decides he actually wants to eat anything! Leo just has whatever we are having mashed now and then lots of finger foods.. some of his favourites are strawberries, rice cakes, carrots, toast fingers and sticks of boiled sweet potato! Hope that helps x x x
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