View Full Version : 9 1/2 month old spitting out food
Loving this new behavious NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Is this just a stage? Should I ignore it, or should I firmly say 'No!'? Should I stop feeding by spoon? The last few days when I feed him from a spoon (which tends to be runnier foods eg farex, stewed fruits, jar meat & veg) he has been spraying his food across the room with great gusto. These are all foods he has previously liked. He has finger food too, but this does not seem to be a problem, chews them nicely. Do you think perhaps he is telling me he no longer wants runnier foods, but only finger food? I don't know which way to go? Any experienced mum's out there had this happen?
The midwife that i use to see told me to try not to offer ruiny foods at this age.
DD also spits her food out but its normally when shes getting to a end of a feed when she is full. She also seems to spit it out more when it is runny
My 9 1/2 month old has never taken food from a spoon, so is only on finger food. If your DS isn't spitting out the finger food I would just offer him that for a while - then in a week or two go back to spoon food but make the texture thicker - mashed as opposed to pureed.
I think its just a phase, they do grow out of it.. Be patient and give foods that you know he wont spit out, like finger food..
You could try a more textured mix and see, sounds like he is ready for it.
If still no luck then as suggested and stick to finger food until he does. Then try again later
Just thought I'd post an update. I've worked out that his spitting of food is just a brand new way he has found of communicating. He mainly spits when he has had enough of that food and wants something else! Much less spitting now. Must admit I would prefer it if he just shut his mouth or turned his head away like he used to. Occassionally he spits when he has put too much food in his mouth (but that's another matter!). Just noticed there is a new thread on spitting posted here.
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