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    Default How do i move onto chunkier foods?

    Ok ds has been doing really well with solids for the last 3 weeks or so since we started spoon feeding.

    Im just wondering how to progress to chunkier foods? - he is fine with mashed veggies & things like scrambled eggs etc but if i try him on anything chunkier than that he gags until he has a massive spew & then wont eat anymore.

    So i cant seem to progress him to the next level

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    Can you give him finger foods and let him go at his own pace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GucciDahling View Post
    Can you give him finger foods and let him go at his own pace?
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    He doesn't eat at all if i give him finger food, just throws the whole lot. Then he constantly acts hungry, is cranky & unhappy & doesnt sleep well. Spoon feeding works much better, he is eating heaps & is much happier.

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    How old is he?

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    Quote Originally Posted by heartstringz View Post
    He doesn't eat at all if i give him finger food, just throws the whole lot. Then he constantly acts hungry, is cranky & unhappy & doesnt sleep well. Spoon feeding works much better, he is eating heaps & is much happier.
    I think that you'll just need to go really slowly with increasing the lumps and chunkiness of the texture. Like just mash the veg a little less for one week and then a little less the next. You could also give him some finger food to hold/play with while you spoon feed him just to help him get more familiar with it.

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    How old is he?
    He is 1

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    Oh ok - I guess the issue is that he is older so usually babies are 6 months when they are familiarising with whole foods and their intake isn't important. I would start giving him things he can hold, a variety of things cut up. You can start with softer things like avocado, banana, cheese, pike lets, soft fruit and steamed veg. My son is 13 months and eats what we eat, nothing mushed and he doesn't even have any teeth yet lol. You just have to let him play with it, he will gag on things as he gets used to swallowing. It's normal so don't stress. Gagging is not choking.

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    I started solids at 6 months but its taken until 3 weeks ago for him to start eating. And he still only eats if spoon fed. I give him finger food along with the mash & he just throws all of it. He played with the finger food for 6 months.

    Gagging to the extent of spewing is a problem though cause he refuses to eat any more after that (dont blame him really) so then hes upset cause hes hungry

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    I'm not sure then, it sounds a bit unusual. maybe reduce milk so he is hungry and always offer food first so that he won't vomit when he gags. Failing that maybe a paed might help to check if there is some underlying issue. Sometimes they are less inclined to throw food if you feed them someplace other than a highchair, so a picnic on the ground outside or things he can hold while walking around etc might work


 

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