Sarah - posted on 02/04/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Owen is 8mo 3 weeks. He is crawling and has 8 teeth already. He has mastered a sippy cup. He has his pincer grasp down pat. He won't touch or pick up anything I put on his tray. If we put stage 3 foods or mashed up table food in his mouth he gags and throws up some. I've tried all kinds of foods (bagels, frozen waffels, cheerios, puffs soaked in juice, spaghettio's, cooked carrots, cooked broccoli, avecado, cooked potato, gold firsh crackers, grahm crackers, banana chunks, biter bisquits, arrow root cookies, diced pear, diced peach, cottage cheese) It seems to me that he doesn't like to have his hands dirty, but even if we spoon feed anything other than smooth baby food he gags and throws up. I'm really looking forward to 12 months so we can move from expensive formula to milk (he weaned himself at 7 mo) but we won't be able to do that if he's not eating. Any tips would be helpful. Today my husband fed himself spaghetti with his hands and rubbed it all over his face in front of the baby. A priceless moment but Owen didn't even look amused. Help!