I still struggle to fed DS and he is almost 3. The only real way he will eat from a spoon is if I distract him with a toy or book! I usually gave 2-3 toys at the table to rotate.
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28-06-2012 10:22 #11
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28-06-2012 10:38 #12
Honestly, at 11 months, I wouldn't worry too much about what he won't eat. DD is 2 and she was very fussy at that age and ate next to nothing other than fruit, veg & yoghurt. Even now she can be a little fussy with her foods and she has only recently started to show any interest in meat of any kind.
Generally at that age, I'd let her eat whatever it was she wanted to eat, but now I'll usually give her what we're having and if she eats, then great, if not, then I know she mustn't be too hungry.
Does you let him eat himself or are you still spoon feeding? DD hated being spoon fed and much prefers to use her hands or a fork/spoon herself. Very messy but it keeps her happy. And we get plenty of times where most of her food is thrown on the floor rather than eaten .
28-06-2012 10:45 #13
Really until after 12 months food is just complimentary - majority of nutrition should come from milk not from solids
I would not worry too much - kids pick up on stress and if you make it a big deal he will pick up on that
They say kids also take up to 12 times of trying a new food to really like it. I would continue to feed him with you guys but just offer one new taste at a time for a bit, then add another and so on
I also think its a huge myth that kids all will sleep through the night / not feed at night by a particular age - 11 months is still a baby, if he's waking up hungry - feed him!
28-06-2012 14:32 #14
Have you tried him on sweeter veggies like capsicum strips or corn cob? Raw peas are good or Try cucumber sticks in a tzatiki or avocado dip?
Red Meat has a weird texture to babies, I found my DS only really started liking meat after 1, but have you tried him on fish? A lot milder and easier to eat , try some white fish or salmon or even little chicken meatballs with his pasta?
28-06-2012 14:44 #15
Solids should be taking over his diet now and milk should be slowing down. If he is quite happy I wouldn't worry too much, just go with the flow and let him eat what he wants, at least he's eating something! Even if it is mainly fruit, I would let him go for it. Both my boys are fruit crazy and I'm not concerned because its natural sugar at least and it's the only sugar they get. Neither of my boys would eat weetbix, ds1 decided he liked it at 3yrs old and loves it now but ds2 who is 15mths won't have a bar of it so breaky for him is yogurt with fruit pieces mixed through as it was for ds1 at that age. Ds2 also loves pasta, ham, cooked veggies such as carrot, pumpkin, peas and corn. He doesn't like being fed, he prefers to dig in himself.
12-07-2012 15:33 #16
Thanks for all of your replies SOrry it;s taken me so long to get back. I think a lot of his problem is he has been sick for the majority of the past 6 weeks.. it hasn't helped matters at all. I have tried many and varied veges in all forms pureed, mashed, small pieces, wedges for him to hold etcetcetc but to no avail :| I find the only way I can get ANY into him is if they are grated finely into a pasta bake or something like it. Mashed potato makes him gag to the point of vomiting. Anything he has to bite a piece off he just spits out. I don't think he likes the texture of a lot of things. HE puts peas, or corn kernels into his mouth give them a chew then spits them out, same with beans, and broccoli just doesn't make it to his gob at all. I'm really at a loss.
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