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    Default Advice please 6.5 month old very fussy eater

    Posting on behalf of a friend:

    My 6.5 month old is not interested in food! The only things he will try is toast and rusks. He will cry if I try and spoon feed him and he won't open his mouth.

    Ive tried giving him his own spoon and distracting him. I feel like I've tried everything. And I feel like he's at the age he needs more nutrients from solids rather then milk.

    What else can I try? What other foods can I try? I've tried dipping rusks in baby foods and dips but he just doesn't like it he just gets upset.

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    He's perhaps just not ready yet, I wouldn't worry about it, food is just for fun before 12 months. It's not essential that they are having solid meals at 6 months. Just keep offering and see how it goes.

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    Have you tried baby led weaning style? Steam finger sized pieces of sweet potato (it's a good one to start) and let him hold it and try it himself. He may not swallow much at first but that's ok. Breast/formula should still be the main source of food still at that age. There is heaps of info on BH on Baby Led Weaning (BLW) just do a search.

    Here's a thread you might want to check out and see if this style might suit you and your LO http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...by-Led-Weaning
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    I second BLW! I have a friend who's baby flat out refused anything that was fed to her, but put some food in front of her to feed herself and it was like she'd been doing it for years :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    He's perhaps just not ready yet, I wouldn't worry about it, food is just for fun before 12 months. It's not essential that they are having solid meals at 6 months. Just keep offering and see how it goes.
    This. Dont stress. My dd1 didn't take to solids till 8mths, refused everything beforehand. Dd2 however loved it at 6mths. Just go with your babys lead.

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    Let bub get messy with food. Eating isn't just about putting it in your mouth. It's also about smells and textures etc. I would encourage bub by putting purees on the high chair tray and letting bub experience the feel and smells. Then use rusks and things to dip in when bub starts to taste. It may take a while. Don't force spoon feeding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smurfberrylizard View Post
    This. Dont stress. My dd1 didn't take to solids till 8mths, refused everything beforehand. Dd2 however loved it at 6mths. Just go with your babys lead.

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    Sounds like they're not ready to me as well. A friend's son also didn't get into solids until about 8 months and would be lucky to suck on a rusk until then. Their first son ate like a champ from 6 months and my friend was doing exactly what they did with him. But every child is different!

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    Agree with all pp,s, he may not be ready and at 61/2 months they are still learning - you can skip the purées and go straight to finger foods ( BLW) and let him go at his own pace - put him in his high chair when you eat all your meals and just start putting different foods on his tray - let him play with it, feel it, pick it up and when he is ready he will start to try eat it - babies are very clever , he will eat when he is ready but just make sure he is involved with all your meal times - good luck !

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    ^^^^^^
    Couldn't agree more!

    I will not be bothering with purée with this bub.

    Just let them explore in their own time.

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    There's nothing wrong with purée and spoon feeding it dosnt equal force feeding!!!!


 

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