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    Default 10 month old not taking to finger foods - particualry wet/slimey foods like fruit

    Hi,
    My DS2 is neally 10 months and has never been super keen on solids. My problem is he seems to have a sensory problem with foods that are cold, slimey, wet, sticky. Things like watermelon, grapes (most fruits really) he touches and quickly pulls away, not wanting to pick them up and touch them. Therefore - he is terrible at most finger foods.

    He will eat one square of a sandwhich but throws it once it gets soggy from saliva, but feel he cant live off toast for the rest of his life! I always spoon feed him at breakfasy & dinner time so at least I know he is getting food in his belly but am trying to perservere with lunch time as finger food and continue to offer a variety of things. He used to like cruskits but they have lost his interest too, tried zucchini slice, grated apple..........

    Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this or has any useful ideas I could try to encourage his finger food palate.....

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    Default 10 month old not taking to finger foods - particualry wet/slimey foods like fruit

    Have you tried these finger foods:

    Cucumber sticks
    Rice cakes
    Cheese (baby bell is good)
    Lamb cutlets
    Corn on cob
    Steamed carrots/asparagus/bok Choy
    Fish cakes
    Chicken or veggie patties/nuggets

    No experience but maybe just keep trying new foods/textures?

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    My 12mo DS is much the same, but I find he will eat a slice of plum/nectarine/apricot if I start off holding the end of it for him. And if I eat a bit in front of him making yum, yum noises and showing him the food in my mouth he often mimics.

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    My DS was/is exactly the same. It did end up being sensory processing disorder. He is on the spectrum as well so we were told not to force him to eat anything he doesn't want to eat. Maybe get a referral to an OT, although he is rather young, but they are the ones who deal with sensory processing stuff.

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