I have had fantastic help on this forum and hoping you can assist in the department of solids.
My boy is now 10 months and three weeks. We started [read: attempted to start] feeding him solids from around four and a half months.
During the first few months he didn't really take to eating much, and (as another member has mentioned) just sat in his chair with a spoonful of food in his mouth. He'd sit easily for 20 mins or so, with his mouth open and the food sitting on his tongue. Quite funny really, until the point where he'd close his mouth or tip his head forward and the entire contents including a heap of saliva would just pour out. This would go on over an hour if we had the patience.
Eventually around 7-8 months he began eating the homemade (annabel karmel) foods and rice cereal we gave him quite happily, however this only lasted a few months, and he generally wouldnt eat much, generally one to two tablespoons and perhaps some apple or pear after.
However since around 9 months hes reverted back to not eating. He did suffer from gastro about four weeks back which hasnt helped but now we are struggling to get two teaspoons of cereal in at breakfast, and lunch and dinner sees him play with a few finger food items but never really put any in his mouth. We give him carrot sticks, broccoli, poached chicken, pumpkin etc and he shows very little interest.
We are trying not to stress too much until he's one, but given hes not been a great eater at any point, we are concerned this may not improve until well past then.
Anyways, I guess Im not sure what questions to ask if any, but would appreciate if anyone has had experience with this sort of scenario and if there are any steps we can take to help him become a better eater?