Unless its hidden in yoghurt Alfie used to be so good at eating fruit. Hed eat bananas, cherries, strawberries etc but now he doesn't want to know. The only fruit he will eat is bananas and thats only if they're covered in yoghurt. Its been going on for the last 2 weeks, at first i thought it was just a phase hes going through but i keep offering it and hes not budging. Any advice much appreciated.
How many different kinds have you tried? I can't relate as Oli eats a lot of fruit, just wondering whether there's anything you might not have tried? Might be worth getting one of those pre-prepared fruit salad packs from Tesco and seeing if there's anything he'll tolerate.
If not, could you try making a smoothie and see if he'll drink that? Or if you can't be bothered just buy the Ella's kitchen fruit purees. Oli bloody loves them and there is only fruit in them xx
I think these foodie phases can last longer than two weeks so keep offering. My LO went 4 months hating bananas then the other day was desperate for one I was eating and hasn't stopped devouring them since!
She also goes off citrus if she's getting a cold cos it hurts her mouth and throat and has had a few weeks where I thought she must be coming down with plague or something cos she just wasn't interested in anything (including blueberries) but thankfully her appetite for it returned just as quickly and mysteriously as it left!
I don't think she loves it quite as much as she used to cos Nursery do puddings with custard on most days where I only ever did fruit and yoghurt, so her palate has changed a bit.
I've had this problem with Alex since before Christmas, but it's not only fruit but but vegetables too :/
The only fruit and veg he will eat is blueberries, strawberries, peas and sweetcorn and grapes (but only the dark one).
I really dont know why as he used to love everything.
I do however think it's mainly the texture he doesn't like as when I give him a bit of the juice from different fruits he will eat it from the spoon and enjoy it.
He doesn't like smoothies I make (he used to but not anymore)
So at the moment I just purée everything and hide it and just hoping he will get enough vitamins etc. I just hope he will grow out of it and start liking it again.
So I got the same problems as you and haven't got a clue.
She will only eat bananas, peas and sweetcorn! She will take a bite of a whole apple and then spit it out but won't try apple slices - very strange.
I've tried lots of times (although, I must admit, not as often as I'd like as I'm not usually there to give her lunch or dinner) with various fruits and veg and she blatantly refuses to eat them! I tried her with blueberries and grapes the other day and she put them in her mouth and then spat them back out - grrr!
Em has never been a fruit fan. She shudders if she touches an orange! She does love those Innocent puried finger pouch things from the chiller though. She will eat pears and bananas and now melon (but only orange melon. I have no idea why) She had a brief flirtation with grapes but it was a passing thing. I just make sure she eats more veg and don't make a fuss about it. I am not a huge fruit person myself so I can't really complain!
Charlotte do you have a fruit bowl, and if so, where do you keep it? I have to say Oliver eats a lot more fruit when I leave the bowl within reach. If he's going through stages of not eating much (which he does every once in a while) I put the fruit bowl on a low surface and he often trots over with a plum or banana for me to help him eat. Might be worth a try providing you will eat the fruit if Alfie doesn't! xx
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