finger foods vs. jar food

Doni - posted on 01/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi ladies. My 7 month old loves all of the rice puffs and the gerber lil crunchies snack foods but I can't seem to get her interested in jar food. A few times a week I can get her to eat 1/2 a jar but that's it. I've tried all of the friuts and veggies and even some of the meats. It almost seems like she won't eat unless she can feed herself, does that sound crazy? She's taking alot of formula and I'd like to get her on more solids. Any suggestions?

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Jade Marie - posted on 01/10/2010

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my daughter has just turned 7months old she hasn't been eating jar foods for a long time now i feel this is because i started feeding her when she was 11wks old so she just wants something to chew... she takes 6bottles a day of 5oz i think your child will only eat what they feel like eating, i give my dauhter jam on toast (2full slices) or ready brek in the morning then a bag of chrisps or something like that for her lunch then for her tea she has whatever we are eating... hope that helps you hun xx

Doni - posted on 01/08/2010

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I haven't tried mixing it with anything yet. Anymore, when she sees the spoon she turns her head away. She wants to try everything we eat though. Maybe I'll start making her food at home and see if she likes that.

Erin - posted on 01/08/2010

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Does she like the food if it is mixed with some rice cereal or oatmeal? I also agree with letting her hold a spoon to either feed herself or giving her a spoon to hold and entertain herself with while you feed her. You can also start giving her some soft table food. Maybe she is ready for the "adult" food. My pediatrician told me my son can start on table food now and my little man loves it!

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let her feed herself then.

either put the food on the spoon then give it to her... or give her an extra spoon to hold and ninja your spoon in her mouth when she goes to eat her own.



its messy but this is how we got our daughter to start taking solids. she will now happily open her mouth and let us feed her as she enjoys the taste!

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