my daughter i 15 months old and still refuses to eat solid foods. There are only a few solids she will eat otherwise she gags and almost pukes when i sneak something in her mouth. If its not babyfood she gags....am I the only one dealing with this???
Omar has a very sensitive gagging reflex, until now he gags when he eats certain textures. When we started weaning we didn't go for puree as we started late at almost 7 months. He was good with lumps but he used to throw up every time he gags. Sneaking food into his mouth never worked. It made it worse.
I have no experience on this hun, but why not offer her a selection of bright coloured interesting foods on her plate, and let her at it! She might fine that they look enticing and have a nibble? Maybe start with some sweeter things like a mizture of fruits? Paiges favourites are grapes, blueberries, tangerines and strawberries
My friend had the same trouble, I guess her son didn't touch purees even until 15 months, ebf.
My LO was really stubborn to eat purees.. Can you try letting your daughter feed herself? Anything like these: http://media.gerber.com/nirf/cm2/upl...roducts_10.jpg
Quick-dissolve finger foods.
Maybe when she's in control, she'll warm up to it faster?
thanks girls she just recently took in interest in feeding herself so I am going to try to just keep offering her stuff and hope she takes to it eventually. She will eat grahm cracker pieces, mandarin oranges, a few tiny peices of cantelope and that is about it as far as solids go. I'm just starting to get a little concerned :/
My daughter still has trouble with eating table foods. If it's too much, she gags and spits it all back out. When I give her food, it's in small pieces and I only give her 3-4 bits at a time. Otherwise she puts more food in her mouth than she can comfortably chew and swallow.
She still eats one meal of pureed food a day, I can't feed her anything lumpy. That makes her gag.
Alex had a very sensitive gag reflex. He still does to be honest, but we know how to manage it much better now.
To work on lumps, pasta in an already familiar sauce is great. You can start with the tiny pasta stars then progress to pasta shells and bigger pasta shapes. Lasagne is great too, because you can chop and mash it up a little if need be. Annabel Karmel has some great pasta and lasagne recipes (she does a brilliant spinach and tuna lasagne in particular).
To work on self feeding, does your LO eat toast and sandwiches and things like that? We started with milk roll bread because it is a bit thinner than normal bread. Fillings like jam with peanut butter, mashed banana or soft cheese with grated cheddar are easy to mush down and chew - and tasty - that's very important! When we started giving Alex sandwiches, we held the sandwiches up to his mouth for him so he could only bite off what he was actually able to chew. We then moved on to giving him small sandwich bits to pick off his tray and eat himself. This worked for us, because otherwise he would have stuffed too much in his mouth, gagged and then vomited up EVERYTHING in his stomach.
Soft fruits are great too - bananas (sliced and cit in half to start with), blueberries (halved), kiwi and strawberries chopped up etc. Soft veg too - my Alex just loves peas.
In my experience, Alex responsed best to new/lumpier foods when he was really quite hungry. I'd purposely give him his dinner a little later to make sure he'd be willing to try what was on offer.
We are still careful with how and what we feed Alex. Most of his food is given to him in 'bite' size bits, because he still likes to stuff as much food as he can into his mouth otherwise - he never learns!
If I think of any more tips of how to deal with a serial gagger, I'll come back and let you know!
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