My daughter is refusing solids!

Jacqueline - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My seven month old usually love to eat but the last two days she is refusing to eat anything but crunchers and graham crackers. I don't want her to get full on this junk but she wont eat any of her purees

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Hi there, its definitly teeth, my daughter did the same, and i know alot of people that have had the same problem, she will be fine, you could start thinking about giving her bits of toast or solid fruits but obviously you holding on to them, they like that because they can bite on it which helps. I have learnt when it comes to food they know when they are hungry and what they want, as long as they are still putting weight on its fine. My daughter only just started eating solids about 2 weeks ago.

Stacey - posted on 04/24/2010

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Definitely sounds like teething. Make her cereal with less milk..and try harder foods.

Jennifer - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son has been eating table food for about 2 solid months now. He is 8 months old and unless he can feed it to himself he doesn't want anything to do with it. Unless it is yogurt or applesause he is all mr. independent.

Nicole - posted on 04/23/2010

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try putting some of the baby food on a cracker. its definitely a sensory thing caused by teething.

Chloe - posted on 04/23/2010

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all babies go through these stages.....both my sons have.....its very normal and it will continue to happen....especially during growth spurts and teething.....when I asked my dr she said as long as they are hydrated and eat at least something just go with that.....keep trying the purees so she doesnt forget them or think that she has escaped them but she will be fine. I would say if after a week she is still doing the same thing go see ur dr or health nurse!!

Jennifer - posted on 04/22/2010

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Baby Mum mums are the best!! Riley feels like such a big girl when I give this to her.

Becca - posted on 04/21/2010

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Sounds like she wants to feed herself. Try steamed veggie sticks that she can hold and mush up with her gums by herself. My son has been self feeding since 6.5 months.

Becky - posted on 04/21/2010

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See if she wants to start feeding herself. Put some minced food in front of her and see what she wants to do. My daughter just went through this and I am finding she is one ambitious baby. She is very eager to do things herself.

Anyhow it could be that she wants start to feed herself.

Jacqueline - posted on 04/21/2010

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We started with gerber puffs they melt almost instantly so the risk of choking is less. Another great product is baby MUM MUMs you can find them at walmart. They are a rice cracker that melts too. We gave Alexis the mum mums and she bites tiny little pieces off and does great. She can now eat regular saltines and graham crackers. Hope that helps

Susan - posted on 04/21/2010

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My little guy is 8 months old and has not had anything like crackers - how do you know when to indroduce that stuff? He is a healthy eater, but very hesitant when it comes to textures of food - it is too thick he won't eat and if it is crunchy he like gags on it. It is like he doesn't know what to do with it. How do I introduce these things successfully?

Jacqueline - posted on 04/21/2010

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well turns out she just doesn't want her food pureed. i gave her some chunks of fish and diced carrots and she ate it right up. i guess its time to move her to more table food

Kristy - posted on 04/21/2010

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I agree, maybe teething. We went thru a couple days like this as well- no teeth popped thru, but she did have very swollen gums for the few days that she wouldn't take her food.

Heather - posted on 04/21/2010

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My daughter did the same thing for about a full week, then a tooth popped through and BAM- chowed her cereal the next morning!

Lisa - posted on 04/21/2010

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I bet it's teething issues. Try something chunkier but still mushy like way overcooked spaghetti with I wee bit of sauce it could be she just needs the activities

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