Amanda - posted on 09/13/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )
my daughter is 15mths old, she now has 5(almost 6) teeth, didnt get her first tooth until just after her 1st birthday. she can eat table foods, but very rarely does, and when she does it just a few pieces here and there, nothing great enought to actually fill her up, so she is still on jarred baby foods. i find she gags very easy, if something is too thickly textured, or something its like shes just too lazy and doesnt want to bother chewing. She loves chicken, i find this is something she will eat no matter what, and she loves french fries(i know not the healthiest) but thats really all she will eat of big ppl food. Oh and she loves cereal, any kind. I'm just wondering if i should be worried, or if she will just eat more table foods when she is ready, we always offer some to her, but if she doesnt eat it, i feed her baby food, so shes not starving. ive had ppl tell me to just leave her and if she doesnt eat what we offer than she doesnt get to eat, and she will soon learn, well we tried that and she didnt eat for 2 days!!! and ended up having to go to the hospital. soo i'm not doing that again, i felt so bad, like i was being a horrible mother, i cant believe i listened to those ppl. anyways just wondering if anyone else out there had slow learners when it came to food? and any suggestions on what i should do? she's definately not going hungry, and is very healthy, 27lbs and 31in. thanks in advance for all of yours responses. Oh I should also add that we started her on baby cereal at 5mths, then at 6mths we started her on baby fruits, she loved them all. then at 7mths we tried introducting veggies/meats and she hated them at first, took her until about 9mths to eat a few veggies(cream corn, carrots, peas) and she didnt start eating meat until about 10mths, and even than i had to mix it in with another veggie so she didnt know.