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    Default Solids help with 17mo

    Sorry if this isn't in the right spot but there didn't seem to be another spot for this.

    So I have a 17 month old son who refuses to eat, and I’m at my wits end with it, and would like some advice about what I should do/try next.

    When it comes to food and my son it's a constant battle. I started trying him on solids since he was 5 months with rice cereal which he hated, I then tried pureed fruits and veggies, which he also hated.

    I have tried pureed fruits, veggies, slightly-very lumpy/mashed fruits and veggies, softened but whole fruits and veggies, raw fruits and veg in batons and cubes, sultanas, crackers, eggs, weetbix, chicken you name it, I’ve tried it. It's only been the past couple of months that he will eat yoghurt and sometimes he will eat pureed apple, but the apple is still a struggle. Quite often he gags and coughs and stick his fingers down his throat and makes himself throw up.

    I have been to see the child health nurse at my gp clinic a few times and she suggested the baby led weaning which I have tried, and have not been successful. She doesn't seem too concerned either as he is growing and putting on weight and reaching milestones etc. But it's really starting to stress and worry me. He can't live off formula forever?!?!

    Any advice would be soooooooo grateful.

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    That's not normal the fact he is gagging still and forcing vomiting that needs to be Sussex out by a pediatrician, it's going to be difficult to get to one if his weight is on track, maybe u could be a private one?

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    My son was SO similar. I got by by making smoothies, with spinach, banana, strawbs, puree veg and stuff. Just for my mental health lol. So I knew he had SOMETHING in his belly and then just relaxed.

    He also had ear issues, after his grommets he is a different kid with food. we are starting to get there. Could there be an underlying medical issue? DS did the gag thing too.

    I made EVERYTHING he ate tiny bite sized so not too much to chew. He is finally on track with food, he wont touch meat though Sometimes mice. Also once I figured he liked something i introduced everything with that. DS hasn't had a pea free meal, um, ever.

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    Would he eat off your plate or I mean do you eat together? They always seem to want what we have! Does he eat eggs or pasta? We did BLW so I agree it's a great way to try get him to eat on his own, if you put food on his tray and walk away does he at least play with it? When he first wakes up do you offer him food first? Sorry for all the questions just trying to get a better idea of his habits!

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    Smoothies... Didn't think of that! Might give that a go tomorrow.

    No he won't eat off our plates either, there has even been a couple of times where he's been watching us eat and has even gagged just watching! I did try offering food first thing in the morning but he would just scream till he got his bottle.

    He won't even touch food if i put it in front of him, yet he will pick up a leaf off the ground and put it in his mouth. Im even tempted to put a table cloth on the floor and scatter food on it and see what he does lol.

    I have tried eggs, not pasta or rice yet.



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    DD2 who is14mths seemsto enjoy food better if she 'finds' it herself.

    ie: a couple of biccies left on a bowl on the coffee table are much more desireable than any meal offered in the highchair.

    its a longshot but maybe leave a couple of things around and he might explore and find them. obviously not an ideal but maybe a start


 

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