Our dd has been an excellent eater since we started playing with solids and BLW around the 5/6mth mark. She would happily play, eat & try just about everything. It was a bit of a running joke for some time to find something she WOULDNT eat.
Now at 10mths, all of a sudden she gets really annoyed at her food and pushes it away often. Foods she once couldn't get enough of she wants nothing to do with or will take one bite and throw the rest on the floor.
At meal times we seem to have to give her lots of tiny bits of many foods as she seems to get so flustered with thing so quickly. It's the only way to make sure sue actually eats anything of substance.
It's become a bit of a nightmare as I am constantly preparing multiple little meals for her and a lot goes to waste as well as when we go out I feel like I'm taking a buffet with us. One day she will happily eat a banana, the next day she acts like it's laced with poison. So I never know what she wants or what to offer her to eat without all the drama.
She prefers to feed herself. So it's hard to minimise the mess when she doesn't want something or decided two bites is enough.
I should add - it seems she would gladly eat cheese 24/7. I try a variety of meals and tastes and textures. Mostly she eats whatever we are having and a selection of fruits, tuna, yoghurt, avocado sandwiches etc.
Anyone had this before?!? Is it just a phase of independence or asserting her opinion ? Not really sure what to do to cause a lot less stress at meal times and make sure she is getting a good variety of meals and enough to eat etc.