Sherry - posted on 01/31/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )
My Daughter almost exclusively self feeds and has been for a while now, Born 3/2. She has acid reflux and prefers food to formula, so she does not take that much formula and has had a tough time gainig weight. Anyways, i found a few tricks and foods she really loves that she just goobles up. First, banana pancakes. I dip banana slices in pancake batter and then cook like a regular pancake. Fruit salad: variety of soft fruits cut up small, put in a bowl and add plain yougurt and baby rice and stir it up. Messy, but she loves it and even though i always think i made to much she always eats most of it. Avacado is great because it is soft, healthy and adds lots of calories. I also make silver dollar sized pancakes, or the banana pancakes and pour 1/2 cup of applesauce over them on her highchair tray. If anyone else has a little one who is underweight and has found some things to help them gain i would love to hear them!! There are a few more things you can do like adding peanut butter to toast also!