Baby refuses baby food

Brittany - posted on 03/06/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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Ever since my daughter was sick with the flu a few weeks ago she refuses to eat baby food. Is anyone else experiencing this? If so what do you feed your baby. She will only eat our food which isn't always the best for her.

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Leslie - posted on 03/11/2009

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My son was born May 5th and has refused to eat baby food since 8 months and has been on only grown up food since. If your concerned about adding more nutrience... try the book "Sneaky Chef". I can add veggies and protein to everything he eats and dosen't know the difference. He's a heathly 25 pounds and never gets sick. If she dosen't want baby food... maybe she's trying to tell you something.

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Our little girl started on solids at 4 months I did the rice cereal thing for a bit then mashed vegies etc. She got bored with these very quickly so for the last few months (she is 10mths this Sunday) she has eaten what we eat (Breakfast Lunch and Dinner). If I cook spicy food or food like Peanut Satay I simply cook her meat and veggies separately and don't add the sauce. She has never been sick and is happy and a good healthy weight. I let her use her cutlery (spoon) for yoghurt but otherwise she uses her fingers mostly - plenty of time to perfect table manners when she is ready!

Dube_cindy - posted on 03/10/2009

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i mix baby food in with what we are having.  That way I know he may get more veggies or meat with the baby food addition and don't feel bad that he may not be getting all the nutrients he needs.

User - posted on 03/10/2009

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He hates bananas, huh! I really thought he would like bananas above all. I think bananas are a little too thick for him. I wasn't saying that there is anything wrong with yogurt, just surprised I never heard of anyone giving it to babies under 12 months and I was excited cuz there is something else I can try. Is it just plain yogurt? Cheese puffs are for crawler’s stage by Gerber and as for ice cream I give him very little just enough to encourage him to eat. For instance, just a little bit of ice cream on the tip of the spoon and then I give him some cereal next and he take it thinking that it's ice cream. I'm totally tricking him, but it works. This morning, I mixed his cereal with water instead of Similac and he eat it. I was so happy. He is napping right now and I can't wait to him to wake up so I can try to give him some chicken and gravy. I'll try the cornstarch and cinnamon too. I need to go to store first to get it. Thanks for your help.

Damaris - posted on 03/10/2009

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My baby does that and it is signs she is readuy for total weaning give her your food ,now.mmy baby is the same

Maja - posted on 03/10/2009

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Hm, to be honest I dont know where is the catch. We started very slowly, no salt no shugar. He doesnt even wont bananas?

Hm, you gave him icecream and cheese puffs and then you ask about jogurt? Sure, there are no jogurt just for babies, and they should not try milk before 12 months, but jogurt is a "shape" of the milk they should eat from 10 months old. Somewhere i even read that you should give it to them since birth (thi was to invasive for me), thats how good it is.

Did you try sippy cup? Have you try to gave him cornstarch (cooked for couple of min in boiling water and a bit of olive oil...it should not be to dense)? This my girl likes the most. Try apple with a bit of cinament added, or to add some basilicum or similar to his food, just to have some taste (maybe this is the problem, since he has already tried some food with strong taste).

User - posted on 03/09/2009

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Quoting Maja:

How do you mean he still doesnt want to eat baby food? What does he eat? My baby is born on May 14th, her menu is something like this:

8/9 am brestfeeding plus some fruits with jogurt or without (these plus things we started some days ago)
11/12am lunch / vegetables and meat (rise, pasta...variables)
2/3 pm breastfeeding
4/6 pm dinner similar as lunch
8 pm breastfeeding

We had sticked to the book of Gina Ford.




How funny, my boy was born on May 14th too. He only breastfeeds, very 2-3 hours, sometimes more often. I give him baby cereal in the morning, but lately he has lost interest and I have tried to force-feed him. I also tried to give him baby fruits, meet, and vegetables stage 1 and 2 and he does not want anything to do with it. Believe me, I tried all flavors. Initially, he did not want to nurse when we got home from the hospital and I tried to get him to nurse for a month and a half and almost gave up, but by some miracle he latched on and began to nurse. Every since, he did not want to take the bottle, so now I have to nurse him all the time and can't get him to eat. Lately, I have been giving him whatever he wants like French fries and cheese puffs and even ice cream (just a little) and it worked at first, but today he started gagging and vomiting. I am really lost and don't know how to get him to eat. I am afraid that nursing is not enough. He is healthy tough. Wets plenty of diapers, poops fine and often, happy and active just does not like baby food and does not seem to be ready for it.



 



I am open for any suggestions. There is jogurt for babies? How did I miss this? I thought they were not suppose to have milk until they are a year old?????



Cristina - posted on 03/09/2009

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Quoting Judy:



Im Noticing lately too, that the more people food I give him to try the more he doesnt want baby food.  He'll take a little, then watches us eat and wants what we have.  So, tonight I made macaroni and cheese as a side dish and he tried it and loved it.  I mixed his food in with a few bites.  I just try everything. Whatever works.






that seems to be the routine that we're on too.  Especially with the teeth coming in, he wants to use those chompers! My son likes crunchy things he can bite down on, therefore baby food is not exciting what-so-ever anymore. 



But now, he's starting to get picky with the regular foods.  He'll like it for a day and won't the next.  I don't know if that's a phase or what??

Judy - posted on 03/09/2009

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Im Noticing lately too, that the more people food I give him to try the more he doesnt want baby food.  He'll take a little, then watches us eat and wants what we have.  So, tonight I made macaroni and cheese as a side dish and he tried it and loved it.  I mixed his food in with a few bites.  I just try everything. Whatever works.

Maja - posted on 03/09/2009

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How do you mean he still doesnt want to eat baby food? What does he eat? My baby is born on May 14th, her menu is something like this:



8/9 am brestfeeding plus some fruits with jogurt or without (these plus things we started some days ago)

11/12am lunch / vegetables and meat (rise, pasta...variables)

2/3 pm breastfeeding

4/6 pm dinner similar as lunch

8 pm breastfeeding



We had sticked to the book of Gina Ford.

Lisa Paul Sophie - posted on 03/09/2009

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Quoting Ivana:

How old is your baby? My boy is 9 1/2 months and still wont eat baby food.


my baby was born on the 26/5/08 ,

User - posted on 03/08/2009

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Quoting Katie:

My daughter has been the same way for about 2 weeks now. She wants nothing to do with baby food (except for at breakfast) and wants to eat what we are eating. She even refuses to eat off baby silverware and so we have to feed her off adult silverware to get her to eat. Last night she ate the same thing we did. Spaghetti with marinara sauce, and she had some applesauce. The night before that she ate pork loin with gravy (VERY small bites!) and carrots, rice and a biscuit. I would rather her eat her food because i know it is probably more nutritious for her than ours but something is better than nothing!


That's funny, we had the same problem at the beggining. I had to use our spoons, but I went back to the store and got him some wider plastic spoons and he likes these just fine. Nathan only eats breakfast too. 

Lisa Paul Sophie - posted on 03/08/2009

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its suppose 2 b just as healthy 4 babies 2 eat r food just as much as baby food and its cheaper, just dont put salt in your babies food. my baby girl will eat any thing haha shes a baby bin.(thats wat i call har haha) she will eat her baby food but also will sit next 2 me and help me eat mine. i wouldnt worry 2 much just aslong as they r eating sumthing ,aslong as your babies r energetic and r eating u avnt really got a problem x

Maja - posted on 03/07/2009

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Try preparing the food for you and her, just for you add some salt. This works for us. A bunch of vegetables, mushrooms, and cheddar chees, with chicken, patatos or pasta.

Katie - posted on 03/07/2009

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My daughter has been the same way for about 2 weeks now. She wants nothing to do with baby food (except for at breakfast) and wants to eat what we are eating. She even refuses to eat off baby silverware and so we have to feed her off adult silverware to get her to eat. Last night she ate the same thing we did. Spaghetti with marinara sauce, and she had some applesauce. The night before that she ate pork loin with gravy (VERY small bites!) and carrots, rice and a biscuit. I would rather her eat her food because i know it is probably more nutritious for her than ours but something is better than nothing!

Katie - posted on 03/07/2009

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My daughter has been the same way for about 2 weeks now. She wants nothing to do with baby food (except for at breakfast) and wants to eat what we are eating. She even refuses to eat off baby silverware and so we have to feed her off adult silverware to get her to eat. Last night she ate the same thing we did. Spaghetti with marinara sauce, and she had some applesauce. The night before that she ate pork loin with gravy (VERY small bites!) and carrots, rice and a biscuit. I would rather her eat her food because i know it is probably more nutritious for her than ours but something is better than nothing!

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