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my daughter will eat yougurt and custard but no propper food. i trie and give her vegies she gags and vommits
does she eat fruit - like pureed pear and apple? Because I have heard of some parents mixing some of that in with a bit of pumpkin to get them to eat some vegies and it seems to work for some (sounds gross I know!). Maybe try that?
They say it takes about 10 offers and refusals before you can really say a baby/child doesn't like something.
Maybe it is the consistency of it that she doesn't like? Are you trying homemade or jars? My boys didn't like the jars but loved like plain mashed pumpkin - home made....
DS will only eat jars, he favours fruity things but if you get sweet vegies then he sometimes gets fooled ;) . Try sweet corn, sweet potatoe, butternut pumpkin etc. DS will gag if there are any lumps in it and spit it at me. Just went back to pureed foods.
I agree try the sweet veges - roast some pumpkin yourself and mash that up, its sweet enough that it might fool her.
Also stop the custards etc. Just don't give them to her, or only as a special treat.
Depending on her age, the gagging might be just theatrics to get a reaction, my neice used to do this and it worked like a charm for her...she only ever did it with her mother though because no one else fell for it ;)
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If your daughter seems to already have a sweet tooth, you may need to use this to your advantage to expand her food horizons. Instead of trying vegetables, it may be better to introduce your bub to fruit purees next. These will have a different consistency to custards but will at least still be sweet. This way you are making changes to the texture instead of both texture and taste.
In order to encourage your little one to eat savoury foods, make sure they are pureed well so there are no surprise lumps. You can also try to mix in small amounts of custard / yoghurt to vegetables to make them more appealing – however, if you use this method, it is best to only start with a small amount of the custard and to phase it out as quickly as possible so that she does not rely on it. Avoid adding sugar to food and formula to sweeten them up.
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