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Laura - posted on 08/03/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I'm trying to get my 11 month old son to start eating "big boy" food (everyday food) but he spits everything I give him out and will not eat. I'm worried that he won't get the nutrition that he needs. Should I go back to baby food? What are some foods that you all have tried that seem to work??

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Stephanie - posted on 08/06/2009

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Spaghetti, rice, noodles.. just cut it small (well except for the rice) they all have a little texture to them. They have been eating mush for so long its an adjustment for them.

Stephanie - posted on 08/06/2009

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He eats the baby foods with out a problem right? Start out with the soft foods, Breads with out crust maybe put a little jelly or jam on it for some flavor. Cold cuts like turkey, chicken, ham, in small pieces, hot dogs that are quarted since they are soft, apple sauce, and just introduce maybe one new texture a week and work from there. I hope this helps.

Stephanie - posted on 08/06/2009

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I agree a lot of it may just be the texture of the food. I don't have this problem but a friend of mine with a baby who is a week younger then my son. (11months old) has this same problem. It all has to do with texture.

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I only gave my daughter homemade food from the start. I found the toughest thing was the texture of the foods. I buy frozen raspberries and she'll eat those when thawed but not fresh ones. I can give her bread, but not toast. Cooked broccoli but not raw broccoli. Try serving the food in a different preperation, and see if that helps. Also, if you have friends who's kids are eating 'big boy" food, he may see that and want to do it too. Worked for my daughter with grapes and now she devours them whenever I give the to her.

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