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    Help! It’s been a while since I’ve had a baby on solids but bub is 6 months old and I’ve started introducing some foods (apple, avocado, bananas) but he’s not really getting it.
    He’s keen but doesn’t like any of it enough to actually eat it...
    suggestions please

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    Baby might just not be ready yet.

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    Agree with above, Bubs might not be ready.

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    DS didn’t start actually eating properly until about 8months but spent the first 2 months playing/squishing/sucking/nibbling little bits and then just one day just ate everything in site!
    Let him just play with it, put some food on his tray and get him used to picking up and holding it , some babies aren’t ready until a lot later but I would just keep offering, especially when your having food so he can see you eating it and when he’s ready he start eating!

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    Agree he may not be ready yet my eldest i tried at 4 months then 6 then he was nearly 8months when he was ready. He stole food off my dads plate one day. Ds2 was ready a lot earlier for medical reasons and has taken a really long time to get him to eat properly and is now just over 2. Dd is 9 weeks and I think she’ll be ready early she’s a little piggy with her milk

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    I wouldn't stress out just yet. Keep proving the opportunity and eventually bub will get it.... it's all about learning at this stage.

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    Thank you so much everyone! It’s always good to have feedback like this.
    I will definitely keep on offering foods.

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    I hate banana and didn't start to like avo until I was about 20, so would hate being fed those as a baby. Pureed sweet potato or carrot were first foods both my babies agreed on. I'd also offer soft steamed finger foods like carrot sticks or brocolli. My kids loved to self feed, but would squawk like a baby bird with its mouth open waiting for the next spoonful when I'd feed them, so for the first few months of solids they'd eat a lot of puree.

    I'd try a few more foods just to see if it's a taste thing or a readiness thing. Another tip I got as to boil the veg in the least water possible so they don't go bland (I found steaming didn't make nice puree).

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    ds was the same with solids. he basically had no interest in solids til 10-12 months. it was hell trying to interest him. can you try giving finger foods/whole foods? ds was more receptive to finger foods as it was more interactive.

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