Gemma - posted on 03/03/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )
Ever since weaning my son at 5 months he has had a fab appertite and until recently enjoyed his 2 lots of homemade solids a day in between his bottles.
About 2 weeks ago he started being really fussy and fighting me every time I tried to feed him. I had to distract him with what ever I had at hand (fruit from the bowl and spoons) so I can shovel it in. He does get some finger foods now which he likes but messes when I try to feed him.
I've read that babies can do this when they want more independence at meal times but he's not ready to completely feed himself.
I'm trying to get him to eat slightly lumpier purees but he wont eat them but will eat sultanas and rice cakes which are obviously chunkier than his purees!
He also keeps trying to teethe but no teeth as yet just the odd attack where he goes of solids completely and just wants milk.
Anyone else going/gone through this faddy stage? I don't want to spend time making him homemade food for him to not eat it. I've tried making them smoother again to no avail. I still have to fight them down.
Any advice welcome!