Hi all my DD is 7.5 months old (6.5 corrected) and not interested in solids. We have been eating with her at the table since about 5 months old so she can watch us eat. She makes chewing and sucking actions.
I've been trying small amounts of solids since about 5 months old. Initially she would just make herself gag til she vomited so I stopped for a while. I have been earnestly trying solids 1-3 times every day for 6 weeks and have seen basically no progress in interest. On a good day she will eat 2 tablespoons in volume.
I've tried purées and finger foods. Fruit (pureed Apple, pear, mango, blueberry, whole banana, watermelon, rockmelon) veggies (pureed/mashed sweet potato, potato, avocado, Sweetcorn, pumpkin, carrot, zucchini, broccoli, whole steamed broccoli, pumpkin/carrot sticks), porridge/rice cereal, toast, sandwiches, yoghurt, custard, grated cheese. I've also tried a couple of packet/jar commercial foods.
She really doesn't like being spoon fed and clamps her mouth shut and turns her head away 90% of the time. The only thing that she will reliably open her mouth for is custard. With finger foods she will often pick them up, sometimes put in her mouth, but doesn't actually eat anything. She occasionally will still gag til she vomits.
She's growing fine, exclusively breastfed. I am getting a little worried about her lack of solids intake. I try not to compare but it's hard watching other babies devouring huge amounts and I can't even get her to have 1 spoonful.
Any advice? Any tricks? Or just wait it out and hope for the best? When should I worry?