Yes you would be correct we have been through alot. Thanks for sharing! I’d keep offering the milk at meals! Hi, my sweet 6 month old daughter wants NOTHING to do with cereal or baby food. My son just turned 8 months old. He’s still very young and he may come back around on his own. So sorry you are having trouble downloading the printable. She obviously can not eat this food yet but at least that’s a good sign. I’d space apart his meals and make sure they don’t last too long and until you talk to your dr., keep trying. You can save your seat HERE Also i just started egg yolk n he does nt like the smell i think..anyway i can mke it tastier for him? Then at 6mons, I gave her some new foods like mashed banana, mashed avocado mixed with breastmilk etc and she didnt like them. My now 20 month old refusing anything but milks 5months old he got sick with a fever lasting 8 days before this he was eating baby food just fine, I also have a hard time brushing isn’t teeth he gags and vomits, what can’t i do? Have tried a lot from varying all foods, from rice to buns to veges just name it. It will help with setting up a positive environment as well as walking you through how to set up mealtimes. Best, Going into the meal with no expectations of them eating anything will also help keep your frustration level down. Have you seen any interest for food in your son? I’d actually not eliminate her other foods, but work more on the underlying sensory issues, check out this post for some specific strategies. While I don’t want you to worry, I know it’s tempting to keep waiting it out, and unfortunately, some doctors advise this quite often. Should I get him off baby food and feed him table food? I’m actually a pediatric OT and have experience with this but this is really a struggle. I will try some of the routine that you guys are suggesting, and will let you know what worked best with my girl. i have been to the doctor who claims that i should be slowing a lot his milk intake and advised what he called “shock therapy” – to refuse to breastfeed him and literally starve him so that he will be forced to eat solids! Hey Genevieve, The Fast Food Challenge. And, she discovered, spitting out food is a common reflex in infants under six months. Thanks for reaching out to us! O, and at 4 months old, my baby did 5 oz. These are more consistent with a baby-led weaning approach to starting solids. I’m not sure if it’s a sensesory issue or oral motor!!! Since then I cannot feed her anything with a spoon, she will chew n play with spoon. Why babies refuse solids You can save your seat HERE Tonight he just started signing “all done” as soon as he saw his dinner. I have a baby girl 5 months old, only milk is what she’s getting, I tried cereal she did kind a eat very little of it, two times a day, one in the morning and dinner, in between hours she takes bottles of similac. Her eating mechanics are actually great surprisingly and gagging isn’t much of an issue, but sensory seems to be that. I had 5 people in the kitchen while I was making it and like good testers, we all took our spoons, tried a bite and in unison exclaimed, "WOW"! mother milk he is taking well but only baby food he is refusing always. A friend adviced I take him to see a therapist. Get your free Learn to Eat Table Food Cheat Sheet printable here! Feeding therapy can be so valuable. It's obvious he doesn't like peas, or he just won't eat them now. You can save your seat HERE Chernoff recommends items that are tender-cooked, finely minced, puréed or mashed, as well as soft finger foods, such as bite-sized pieces of soft-cooked vegetables, mushy fruits like ripe banana, deboned fish and scrambled eggs. We give her soup and she will eat that most of the time, but she only has 5 teeth. This is our story, almost exactly. Learn more about her here. She REFUSES to eat everything I offer. Desiree, Hi Eating solid foods is a new skill for your baby, and it may take them some time to get used to … before tat she was eating very well.don’t know wat to do? I’ve been giving him soft table foods for the last month but have made no progress, it gets thrown on the floor immediately. Some doctors recommend baby-led weaning, which forgoes purées, allowing infants to control what and how much they eat. I forgot to mention that he puts everything in his mouth but just won’t let anybody else put stuff in his mouth. I am so worried about him. My 9months baby refused to any kind of food, don’t know what to do . Find answers & help on '#AskTheExperts baby doesn't like sweet food like khir cerelac Shira etc.how to make him eat' at FirstCry Parenting She keeps clossing her mouth every time she see me taking the spoon, and if She laughs or open her mouth with a toy, I give her the food, that she ends up swallowing, but she would never open her mouth for me. My 8-and-half-month-old still has his tongue thrust reflex strong and nothing that goes in his mouth gets swallowed. Is your son interested in playing and touching the foods? And, yes sensory problems can develop for sure. It sounds like he has some oral aversion, I’m sure you’ve heard that term! As his very good at keeping his mouth shut if anyone other than himself tries to put anything in his mouth! Fruit and veg purees. In last few days, he is refusing to take any food and when food plate comes he starts crying. He now from the past couple of weeks is completely refusing solids. Best, I have tried every puree in single or mixed. Pretty much always been this way. Please help! If you haven’t yet taken our free workshop, that would be a great resource for you. He can eat ‘soft’ plain rice porridge only. This may take a lot of attempts. You can also give them a large whole raw carrot or celery stalk at meals. She is feed five times a day of 230mls of S26 Formula and we are transitioning to Sustagen kids essential complete but she will not take any solids. Desiree, My child is 3 years he is not taking solid food I am really worried about him, Hey! Sometimes feeding her was a nightmare and some days she did great. I started reducing milk so that he feels hungry n eats solid food but be throws tantrums n cries for milk only when hungry…what do I do? Thanks for reaching out! The worst part is that she doesn’t even nurse for long maximum 5 minutes and this is rare. Get Inspired with Foods Picky Eaters Tend to Eat! So that he’s hungry and would eat more of the solids I’m offering. I gave him some cereal immediately after and he hated that. Be consistent and patient. We understand how hard this can be! Right now he breastfeeds and rarely accepts baby cereal (more likely to accept it if very thin, more likely to refuse if thick at all. I’m so glad I found your blog! Best, In addition, she’s definitely one of those babies that never put toys in her mouth. I think that will be very helpful! I would also advise against withholding milk, especially when it’s obvious that there’s a reason for his difficulty. Illness can really have an effect on our kids eating habits. Am kind of worried what will i do, Hello, I gave my lo avocado for first time today and she wasn't into it at all. Sometimes she’ll gag just looking st it. Thank you for taking time to answer all of our questions! I’d recommend starting with our free workshop, you will learn where to start for the solid foods, how to introduce them as well as things to help along the way! I know it’s so hard! Once your child touches the solid food, you’re on your way! Desiree. I’d recommend starting with our free workshop for transiting to table foods. Please help me. If baby doesn't like a certain food..: when trying out new solids what do you do? I just came across your blog and I’ve found some useful tips. Oatmeal made him throw up; bananas left him blotchy; he gagged on eggs and flat out refused sweet potatoes, peas and butternut squash. My question is this: Have you ever seen a baby that can flip flop their tongue back and forth from side to side in a twisting motion? Hi Alisha, my 12 month old daughter is just now being introduced to feeding herself. Great Question! I observed with interest recently as my second-born daughter (who continues to nurse her daughter usually once a day, at age 20 months), waited to introduce solid foods until long after that 4-6 month recommended time, and then completely skipped the puréed stage of foods, providing first a large piece of carrot or some other food to chew on. It started with just new things I was trying to introduce, mostly bread-like things: muffins, baked oatmeal, pancakes, French toast. I don’t know what to do .exact same thing going on. Thanks a lot. I hate it! What to do when baby doesn't like a new food? Turns out, he was severely tongue tied! An age-by-age guide to your baby’s eating habits Hi my now 19 Month old will not eat most sold foods only chips, puffs and crackers but will not eat anything thing else. I’m so desperate for advice. My baby is 11 month, she is weigh 5.1 I have done everything I too her to hospital almost everyday they said nothing, I mean nothing is wrong with her, she don’t eat it forse her to eat pls help she looks very small more than her age please I need help please, Hi Joy, it sounds like she’s having a hard time transitioning to solids, I’d check out how to transition to table foods and grab that free printable, there are step by step suggestions in there:), Hi my lo had an. And lastly, if you live in the states, check out the free in home early intervention services. Refusing Food – Baby Doesn't Want! In it, you’ll learn 5 big feeding mistakes that are stopping your baby or toddler from learning to eat table foods! too. From there, it was rice cereal, bananas, apples and mango, turkey and vegetable soup. All she keep saying is no and keep asking for her bottle with milk. It is certainly a journey from when she was diagnosed with server Laryngomalacia. After maybe 5 minutes he gets really fussy and insists on being taken out. My 2.7 years old toddler doesnt eat solod…everything he eats is pureed form… He doesnt know to chew n swallow . If your baby is still resisting solids at seven or eight months, chat with a healthcare professional. Desiree. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. She had a swallow study at two months with aspiration so breastfeeding had to stop and she was on thickened fluids by mouth. My boy is 1year but still doesn’t take solid.He only takes breast milk.Even with the breast milk,he wants direct.he doesn’t want expressed breast milk and always spit any solid given to him, Hey! I love using the rubber toothbrush/Nuk Brush with a firm pressure right before meals. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. I tried a couple of times finger foods, but I’m really stressed about chocking. I’d also expand on his crunchy foods, buying as much variety as you can. BabyCentre parents share their tips: "If my baby is being fussy I sit in front of her and eat some of her food.I make 'mmm' noises and tell her how delicious it is. i keep offering everyday. He plays with the spoon and likes putting it into his mouth, unless with pureed/mashed fruits on it. She throws a fit. You can check that out here! Hey Doroty, He loves loves loves holding onto chicken drumsticks (nothing left for him to choke on just the flavour) and he will “eat” carrots and rusks. I’d pay particular attention to the tooth brushing and using soft foods in the shape of cubes. Seems like nothing is working. Do sensory issues just pop up suddenly like this? We understand how hard this transition can be! I’d also really focus on toothbrushing! If none of this advice is working, get your baby’s tongue checked. I would keep that up for every “mealtime” as touching is the first step in eating. It’s an eye opener and will help you take steps to give them the best start with eating table foods well (even if it already isn’t going well): Click here to Grab a Free Seat in the Table Foods Workshop Now! At the beginning fruits (mashed banana, raped pears, cooked and mashed apples). The most that has ever gone down him is three or four spoons of yoghurt that were gently prodded by me to the back of his mouth but he clearly did not like that and that was after a long time of trying. This is my fourth baby and we have done sensory play with him as was worried that it was a sensory issues he had but this has made no difference. Please login or register. He is small but growing. its been the most iv managed until his patience is totally gone. I think I read through your posts daily looking for ideas but it doesn’t seem like we’ve made any improvements. Wont even take expressed milk in bottle. If they won’t touch after a few attempts, offer a spoon for them to stick into the food too. Hey Thanks for reaching out to us! “That’s when I started freaking out,” says Ricard. It is pretty unappetizing, when you think about it -- squished peas wouldn’t make you very happy if someone plopped some on your dinner plate. I’ve also stopped giving him the purees hoping he will eat more table foods but it hasn’t made a difference. He sees his brother eat and seems interested in anything I’m eating or drinking but won’t have a bar of me feeding him purée. It’s soooo important for babies to get messy though! and this includes all fruits and most of the ready cereal available in the market! Hey Bethany, Save your seat HERE I hear ya and I’m definitely with ya ! I read your post and decided to give him food to play with and experience. And get a builder that allows you to put together your own successful meal! Best, My son is 21months old and would only eat Gerber 6months cereal from his bottle and drinks. Is it a reflex you mentioned in the text? I’d first work on having him complete some play with food, outside of mealtime. Her pediatrician says keep trying. All foods that dissolve in your mouth. If he opens his mouth for more, you know you have a hit. My newly 12 month old has always struggled with eating solids and also taking bottles. He started off well. : My 7.5 month old does not like anything sweet...looking for baby food ideas for him..moms pls help! You can head to sensory issues with food to learn more. You can learn all about no pressure an other tips in our free picky eating workshop. He didn’t gain weight between 9 and 12 months. She had very bad reflux during her earlier months which was managed by meds. We do also have a free workshop that helps with transitioning to table foods, full of helpful strategies. Or, the food may fall out frequently, and babies won’t eat solids because they just don’t know how. You can save your seat HERE He was super hungry and hence super impatient, literally hated it in his highchair and screamed his head off – he wanted his milk! You can save your seat here My son is 7 months old and he started out eating cereal at 4 months and loved it! I’d also check out two other posts that have specific strategies for older kids the first is about oral sensory and the second is oral motor exercises. It will help with ideas for getting things in her mouth which is a first step in getting her towards eating. The absolute first thing I do with a baby not eating solids is to put a scoop of baby food or some other pureed food like yogurt onto the tray of their high chair. She loves pacifiers and puts anything she can in her mouth during playtime, but when it comes to puree foods, she refuses! he like breast milk a lot. But, this is definitely a “fake it til you make it” kind of situation. Hi, my baby is 9 months and eats only 3-5 spoons of solid food, but does not finish the entire food. We use a tooth brush which I also a teether at the other end and our LO plays with it I her mouth while we do the gravity fed tube feed. Alisha Grogan is a licensed occupational therapist and founder of Your Kid’s Table. a *stubborn baby but I don’t know what else to do aside from feeding therapy, which I do imagine is a lot of what I’m already doing. Also, check out How to Transition to Table Foods for even more tips. Did you sign up for the free printable above, I think that will be very helpful for you. He initially started by eating purees off my finger at 9 months old and we progressed from there. He refuses eating lunch. Demonstrate. These are some red flags, but she could out grow them in the next 4-6 weeks. Tried mixing it in his carrot ..did not work..how to mask the egg yolk smell? She can only drink a little by mouth approx 70ml and she us exhausted so the rest of her feed is done by NGT. Thanks very much. We know how hard feeding difficulties can be. Sometimes babies don’t like the texture of baby food or they aren’t sure what to do with it. I work FT and she was receiving 12-16 ounces of breastmilk with maybe tablespoon or two of breakfast (yogurt with fruit puree, oatmeal, smooth things) then lunch which has moved from pureed veggies to mashed/chopped table foods. If your baby rejects a new food, combine it with a food already on her menu. Why does she locks her mouth for solid food??? These are really good for kids learning to eat foods. There seem to be more questions than answers when you’re under the daily stress of your baby or toddler not eating table foods. She puts everything else in her mouth but not food. She’s still a little young so you have time but it will help her so much that you’re being proactive! 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