Some babies just don’t care for the texture of jarred or home-pureed baby food. My son had a triple frenectomy (both top & bottom lip & tongue) by cool laser. He doesn’t pick them up so I will put them in his mouth so he can try them and then he just gag s on everything! I have tried to give her Brest milk in a bottle she refuses. 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! You may have a baby that won’t eat any type of food, like puffs, cut up fruit, or toast. Best, I’d definitely head over to my post on transitioning to table foods. Best, Here’s what to do. Find answers & help on 'my 13 month baby doesn't like anything sweet..she doesn't like fruits ..I have tried 4-5 times she vomits or does as though she is going to vomit how can I introduce fruits to her' at FirstCry Parenting He gets very angry when I get puree into his mouth against his will. Best, Thank you so much for this wonderful guide! Desiree. Babies completely rely on milk for nutrition until around their first birthday. Or just let him play and not really eat anything for a while? Her GI specialist says keep trying. If I hold her and feed her with my hands she will take few tiny bites, total less than or equal to one oz. But, you’ll also want to use the steps I outline in getting your baby to eat table foods. She is touching food and throwing, but not putting in mouth. So sorry you are going through this. I can sometimes get him to eat it, but not a whole lot. its seems she is not at all interested for purees or cereals. This may take a lot of attempts. As parents, we can bring a lot of stress with us to meals, which can be hard to hide. However, this preference for sweetness is not constant throughout life; it’s age-dependent, being strong in children but relatively weak in adults. We are working with a feeding therapist and doing some exercises twice a day at meals. After reading this, I believe my 8 1/2 month old (7 months adjusted age) has sensory issues with food. Desiree He won’t even take a bottle with breastmilk. Allow them to touch, spread, and put it all over the tray and themselves. With each passing day that he refused to eat solids, I got more worried, and more frustrated as I’d watch the food I’d prepared literally go down the drain. When they do this, it helps desensitize their gag reflex and they get to practice biting, chewing, and moving their tongue around. They are likely to say that she is all good, especially if she is getting dairy from other sources. If I give her a stick of celery or raw carrot, she loved to take them to her mouth and play with them. I’d check out this article on chewing to start working on the skills she needs for biting/chewing and managing foods in her mouth. This is one of my favorite beginner spoons that makes it really easy for baby to get some food onto it. Can you start by having him just play with the foods? Desiree. We understand how hard this can be! I am so worried about him. I don’t know what to do .exact same thing going on. When I search the web for one year old menus, the recommendations seem like full spreads! Any further suggestion? Just trying to get him to engage in the foods and touch can be a huge step forwards. These are some red flags, but she could out grow them in the next 4-6 weeks. Just to mention that she is breastfed, and always has refused bottles regardless of the content inside. I'm so glad you're here! I'm not concerned that he isn't getting enough to eat, he's my chunker lol, and I know that food before 1 year is just a bonus but I guess it's just the way that he reacts to it is what I wonder about. My baby girl is 8.5 months old. In last few days, he is refusing to take any food and when food plate comes he starts crying. Did you see the link in the post about how to transition to table foods? Best, You can read all about feed therapy Here Baby food in general should not be introduced at this age anyways, it is better to wait till 6 months of age. Hi, my baby is 9 months and eats only 3-5 spoons of solid food, but does not finish the entire food. It will help with ideas for getting things in her mouth which is a first step in getting her towards eating. My son is also doing this. Thanks in advance, Hey! He just vomits if i give him solid, Hey Neha, The only issue is she will start crying after sitting in her high chair for 10 mins and beg me to carry her. 2 / 12. I am really feeling like i missing something i don’t know what it is. How can I get her to finish feeding herself and sit in her high chair? I gave him some puree with my finger, but soon after he wanted down. She will let me brush her gums with a rubber toothbrush and she laughs (I’m guessing it tickles). With my 11 months old I never had any problem feeding her anything.puree food , breakfast,and chunky fruits.she was eating pieces of fruits like watermelon,banana apple anything by herself, she was eating so well.but when she was nine and half months she started being fussy with food I used to take an hour to feed her even small amount but now she completely stopped eating solid foods even fruits(only eats berries when she wants) .i am so frustrated, sometimes I even cry begging her to eàt a spoonful,I try to play music when she is eating ,I take her to deck to divert her mind,I sit with her to eat my lunch and dinner.it’s been one and half months off from solid,please help me what can I do?I m trying everything I could just not working. He passed a cold moment but now he is ok and doesnt have problem with teeth but he doesnt eat anything. Sometimes fruit and that’s it! If not, that would be something I’d ask about, it may take some time before she allows it in her mouth, but it’s a big step. We also have a printable you can find above for kids having trouble eating- sign up so you’ll be first to know about some new resources I have coming soon:). Hmm, I think that it can be helpful at times, but how it’s working right now doesn’t sound like it is helpful at all. Or, the food may fall out frequently, and babies won’t eat solids because they just don’t know how. I’d first work on having him complete some play with food, outside of mealtime. Is it a reflex you mentioned in the text? I decided this week I’m cutting out all “liquid” type foods and only doing solids. Eating, chewing and swallowing are not things babies are instantly good at, he adds—they’re learned skills. Thanks for reaching out to us! If none of this advice is working, get your baby’s tongue checked. I can understand where you are coming from in being worried. I can’t believe in less than 6 months I am going to have a 1 year old! I’d also check out feeding therapy in your area (link above for this too). Your email address will not be published. He just eat lentil soup and running porrides everthing in liquid form. 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. How many of these sweet and/or sugary foods do you like to eat or have at least tried once? Thank you for taking time to answer all of our questions! Sometimes she’ll gag just looking st it. he like breast milk a lot. (Hated cereal) Every few days I could get him to eat. Desiree, Hi, I tried downloading the free printable information form, but it didn’t work and I never received anything in my email either. I’d work on trying to have him play with some of the foods for a positive experience with the foods, you can do this outside of mealtimes. Going into the meal with no expectations of them eating anything will also help keep your frustration level down. This isn’t a bad thing and doesn’t necessarily mean they have any kind of diagnosis, but it does mean we need to take some extra steps to help them tolerate the texture of food better. You can save your seat HERE Yes you would be correct we have been through alot. hi my baby 1 and I’m trying to give her table food because that is what I’ve been told she needs now but she refuses to chew and swallow she eats puffs banana any purray what do I do, I know it’s overwhelming when they aren’t eating, this post will be very helpful, it’s step by step instructions: how to transition baby to table foods. I’m actually a pediatric OT and have experience with this but this is really a struggle. Required fields are marked *. These are really good for kids learning to eat foods. One of my 7 months olds does not like baby food AT ALL. I’ve tried everything and I feel like I’m going nowhere. She REFUSES to eat everything I offer. Is that why she won’t eat sold food ? He will eat puréed food (very picky on the flavor) —I give him soup, noodles, waffles, fruits —gags or throws a fit ! Check out the link in the post about “how to transition to table foods” You’ll find a lot of details inside! We do also have a free workshop that is helpful for transitioning to table foods. With the reduced breastmilk during the day she is having probably 2 tablespoons of breakfast, 2 tablespoons at lunch, snack (few cheerios or puffs, we’re still working on fruit bits) and then dinner maybe another tablespoon or two. Messy play is tough as the tape the holds the tube in place gets wet and the the tube comes out which is a big problem because we have to go to hospital to get it inserted again which is a traumatic experience for her, missed feeds, delayed feeds and the affect on her behaviour can have her refused feeds too. We totally understand, so glad you found us and the workshop! This will encourage active, not reflexive tongue movement. That’s so hard, there’s a lot of specific tips to try in this post, I hope it helps. Unsubscribe at any time. She weights 15.8Ib and measures 27 inch. Do sensory issues just pop up suddenly like this? 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. Once your child touches the solid food, you’re on your way! Thanks for reaching out, we understand how hard this can be! blueberries, strawberries, sweet potatoes). I’ve let him play with the food but he won’t put it to his mouth, even when I’m guiding him. Although not all doctors believe in this practice, research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal recommends introducing new foods one at a time and waiting three to five days before trying another. I’d recommend starting with our free workshop for transiting to table foods. For the feeding side of things, I’d first just start to work on getting her to touch and play with the new foods. I’d also try using a toothbrush and getting all over his gums and tongue with a firm pressure. And, yes sensory problems can develop for sure. You can save your seat here this is my first baby and i dont know it is ok or no? I’d also do some modeling at meals so that she is seeing you eating the foods and slowly see if she becomes interested again. Sounds like you are doing a great job with giving her opportunities to play with the spoon and trying a variety of foods!! 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