Anyone having problems weaning bubs off jarred food?

Tara - posted on 08/17/2009 ( 16 moms have responded )

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My son is 10 1/2 months old. I have been giving him table food for a while now and he will eat at times. I want to completely get rid of all the jarred food but not having much success!! Sometimes he will eat what I give him for lunch/dinner and sometimes he won't. I have given him egg yolks which now he hates, peas/carrots/corn/sweet potatoes and grilled cheese or just cheese for lunch and dinner is what we eat. He will eat only a little bit but if I give him a jarred peas/carrots mix for example he will eat it all. Just wondering if anyone else is going through this and what you are doing. Are you just letting them eat what they will eat and not worrying? I just get concerned that he doesn't get all his fruits/veggies/meats in. However he loves fruit so there are no problems there.

Thank you :)

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Becky - posted on 09/08/2009

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Hi Tara - I have not tried weaning him off yet, but I am going VERY slowly with foods, probably a little too slowly, but I figure he has his whole life to eat, right? He is on Stage 2 foods but mostly I make all the food for him. I have started giving him some organic cheerio-type food when he eats but he mostly just smashes them with his hand or throws them on the floor. Oh, and teething biscuits (just started a few weeks ago).

Ashlee - posted on 09/08/2009

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yes thank you Kourtnie, for posting the correct way. I do not know where my head was so sorry to anyone who read that wrong info, I know it's the yolks they can have not the whites thanks again for the correction-hopefully everyone reads the right egg parts to feed baby!

Kourtnie - posted on 09/08/2009

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Quoting Ashlee:


Also egg whites are ok but they shouldn't have yolks until at least a year could cause allergies later on so better that he doesn't like it right now!



Actually it's the other way around, egg yolks are ok for babies over 8 months of age. The egg whites contain 4 proteins that can cause allergic reactions.



http://www.wholesomebabyfood.com/eggs.ht...



 



I was confused on this issue as well, hope this link helps :)

Ashlee - posted on 08/22/2009

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the opposite with my son if you try to give him "baby" food he is like "no way" he wants what we have.
But if it is any consolation our pediatrician said that almost all of their nutrients come for their formula until 1 year anyway. Jarred and table foods are just to help with the transition later. So I would say no biggie you want to keep buying and feeding jarred food go for it. If you have had enough with the jars then offer what you have and if they don't want it then they don't want it. There are times when my son doesn't want or thinks he doesn't want something until he sees us eating it then he is usually ok with it.
Also egg whites are ok but they shouldn't have yolks until at least a year could cause allergies later on so better that he doesn't like it right now!

Maricel - posted on 08/22/2009

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Quoting CRYSTAL:

hey maricel

"i will certainly ask him although my dr. is so hard to talk to,,"

my ped is hard too as he thinks they should only be getting stage 1 or 2 food right now but like i said its not happening like that...lol
sometimes that makes it hard for me too...my little one has his 2 bottom teeth and the two top ones are almost all the way in recently....i have found these foods help
1. canned low sodium carrots and peas....drained and rinsed
2. whole wheat pastas a little over cooked so they are soft
3. those dole fruit cups (no sugar added peaches or mandarin oranges)...i drain those too so he doesnt get the taste of sugar from the syrup
4. i am also able to do the meat sticks from gerber but i dont like the sodium in them either so i try to give those rarely....if you bake chicken with a water stock it makes it very juicy and easy to chem when diced and sort of mashed with a fork

hope this helps.

take care



thanks crystal,



 



i have tried,,, rice crispies, pasta, peas and carrots, all finger  foods.



she loves rice and we just give some meats like chicken, ground beef from our food.



blueberries, strawberries and apples too!!!



 

Holly - posted on 08/22/2009

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Mason has only had a few non baby foods. currently he is eating stage 2. But he does eat the multigrain cheerios and rice krispies. He has had mac n cheese, and pancakes from our food. When i have tried other items he doesnt want them and he spits them out.

CRYSTAL - posted on 08/20/2009

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hey maricel

"i will certainly ask him although my dr. is so hard to talk to,,"

my ped is hard too as he thinks they should only be getting stage 1 or 2 food right now but like i said its not happening like that...lol
sometimes that makes it hard for me too...my little one has his 2 bottom teeth and the two top ones are almost all the way in recently....i have found these foods help
1. canned low sodium carrots and peas....drained and rinsed
2. whole wheat pastas a little over cooked so they are soft
3. those dole fruit cups (no sugar added peaches or mandarin oranges)...i drain those too so he doesnt get the taste of sugar from the syrup
4. i am also able to do the meat sticks from gerber but i dont like the sodium in them either so i try to give those rarely....if you bake chicken with a water stock it makes it very juicy and easy to chem when diced and sort of mashed with a fork

hope this helps.

take care

Maricel - posted on 08/20/2009

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Quoting CRYSTAL:

I have the opposite problem with my little boy. He fights me on the jar food and will eat whatever table food you put in front of him. I only worry that he is not getting all the nutrition he needs because he can't eat some table foods due to the hard chewing aspect of it. I guess both sides of our spectrum are hard to deal with. Have you tried talking to your pediatrician about vitamins or something. I will do this at the ! yr check up if he has not improved by then.



hey crystal,



 



i have the exact same problem with my daughter..  same situation!!! like you i am also afraid she is not getting the proper nutrition...as some table foods are hard to chew! she only has two bottom teeth and one top and the other about to come out soon..



 



we have an appt. for 10 mos check up next week at my paediatrician.. i will certainly ask him although my dr. is so hard to talk to,,



take care



 

CRYSTAL - posted on 08/20/2009

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I have the opposite problem with my little boy. He fights me on the jar food and will eat whatever table food you put in front of him. I only worry that he is not getting all the nutrition he needs because he can't eat some table foods due to the hard chewing aspect of it. I guess both sides of our spectrum are hard to deal with. Have you tried talking to your pediatrician about vitamins or something. I will do this at the ! yr check up if he has not improved by then.

Jackie - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Tara:



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I'm having the same problem with my daughter. She likes most of her jarred food and eats them no problem. She also loves yogurt and cheese and her oatmeal. I just recently started giving her cherrios and she likes those and loves fruit. Other than that its hard to give her what we eat. She always begs for it, but then it seems like most of it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. Like last night we had burritos so i gave her that. I chopped it up and put it on her high chair and she really likes the meat, cheese and tortilla, but then she kept throwing it on the floor and i don't really know how much she actually ate. She usually eats about a jar of the stage 3 foods for dinner.













Hi Jackie, okay I feel a bit better as my son is like that. He loves his cereal so the morning is never an issue, loves cheese/yogurt and all fruit! He isn't feeding himself as of yet so he will just turn away or push the spoon/fork/my hand away when I try to feed him. I just wonder if I should just keep on offering him what we eat and he will eventually start eating it or do I resort to giving him the jarred food? so confusing lol. I just worry too much maybe?!



















I think you should probably still try to feed him what you are eating first and if he won't eat it then do the jarred foods, i think that he will eventually start eating. That is what i'm going to do with my daughter. Have you tried giving any of the gerber snacks. My daughter will eat those no problem she loves them. She picks them up herself and puts them in her mouth.















That is what I have been doing as I am so afraid he is going to starve lol. I have given him the puffs and the cereal/fruit bars which he eats no problem. He has tried the crunchies and likes those as well. I am just waiting for him to start picking it all up himself! he will only just squish it in his hands.













I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm sure he will do it eventually. Maybe he doesn't pick it up because he knows you'll do it for him. My daughter was like that for a while. Now she will pick them up and eat them sometimes she still likes to squish them too, and she likes the new game of throwing everything on the floor. I still have yet to have her hold her bottle. For some reason she won't hold it to drink only when she wants to play with it. I think she is just lazy with that.









That is true, I am sure it is just a phase but it is so frustrating, him not wanting to eat. But yet on the other hand he will hold his bottle and drink from a sippy cup. Just goes to show how different they all are. I wonder too if it is laziness that he won't feed himself because I will do it for him haha. Thanks Jackie for your input :)






Your Welcome. I hope your son starts to feed himself soon. Good luck.

Tara - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Jackie:



Quoting Tara:




Quoting Jackie:





Quoting Tara:






Quoting Jackie:

I'm having the same problem with my daughter. She likes most of her jarred food and eats them no problem. She also loves yogurt and cheese and her oatmeal. I just recently started giving her cherrios and she likes those and loves fruit. Other than that its hard to give her what we eat. She always begs for it, but then it seems like most of it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. Like last night we had burritos so i gave her that. I chopped it up and put it on her high chair and she really likes the meat, cheese and tortilla, but then she kept throwing it on the floor and i don't really know how much she actually ate. She usually eats about a jar of the stage 3 foods for dinner.











Hi Jackie, okay I feel a bit better as my son is like that. He loves his cereal so the morning is never an issue, loves cheese/yogurt and all fruit! He isn't feeding himself as of yet so he will just turn away or push the spoon/fork/my hand away when I try to feed him. I just wonder if I should just keep on offering him what we eat and he will eventually start eating it or do I resort to giving him the jarred food? so confusing lol. I just worry too much maybe?!
















I think you should probably still try to feed him what you are eating first and if he won't eat it then do the jarred foods, i think that he will eventually start eating. That is what i'm going to do with my daughter. Have you tried giving any of the gerber snacks. My daughter will eat those no problem she loves them. She picks them up herself and puts them in her mouth.












That is what I have been doing as I am so afraid he is going to starve lol. I have given him the puffs and the cereal/fruit bars which he eats no problem. He has tried the crunchies and likes those as well. I am just waiting for him to start picking it all up himself! he will only just squish it in his hands.










I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm sure he will do it eventually. Maybe he doesn't pick it up because he knows you'll do it for him. My daughter was like that for a while. Now she will pick them up and eat them sometimes she still likes to squish them too, and she likes the new game of throwing everything on the floor. I still have yet to have her hold her bottle. For some reason she won't hold it to drink only when she wants to play with it. I think she is just lazy with that.





That is true, I am sure it is just a phase but it is so frustrating, him not wanting to eat. But yet on the other hand he will hold his bottle and drink from a sippy cup. Just goes to show how different they all are. I wonder too if it is laziness that he won't feed himself because I will do it for him haha. Thanks Jackie for your input :)

Jackie - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Tara:



Quoting Jackie:




Quoting Tara:





Quoting Jackie:

I'm having the same problem with my daughter. She likes most of her jarred food and eats them no problem. She also loves yogurt and cheese and her oatmeal. I just recently started giving her cherrios and she likes those and loves fruit. Other than that its hard to give her what we eat. She always begs for it, but then it seems like most of it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. Like last night we had burritos so i gave her that. I chopped it up and put it on her high chair and she really likes the meat, cheese and tortilla, but then she kept throwing it on the floor and i don't really know how much she actually ate. She usually eats about a jar of the stage 3 foods for dinner.









Hi Jackie, okay I feel a bit better as my son is like that. He loves his cereal so the morning is never an issue, loves cheese/yogurt and all fruit! He isn't feeding himself as of yet so he will just turn away or push the spoon/fork/my hand away when I try to feed him. I just wonder if I should just keep on offering him what we eat and he will eventually start eating it or do I resort to giving him the jarred food? so confusing lol. I just worry too much maybe?!













I think you should probably still try to feed him what you are eating first and if he won't eat it then do the jarred foods, i think that he will eventually start eating. That is what i'm going to do with my daughter. Have you tried giving any of the gerber snacks. My daughter will eat those no problem she loves them. She picks them up herself and puts them in her mouth.









That is what I have been doing as I am so afraid he is going to starve lol. I have given him the puffs and the cereal/fruit bars which he eats no problem. He has tried the crunchies and likes those as well. I am just waiting for him to start picking it all up himself! he will only just squish it in his hands.






I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm sure he will do it eventually. Maybe he doesn't pick it up because he knows you'll do it for him. My daughter was like that for a while. Now she will pick them up and eat them sometimes she still likes to squish them too, and she likes the new game of throwing everything on the floor. I still have yet to have her hold her bottle. For some reason she won't hold it to drink only when she wants to play with it. I think she is just lazy with that.

Tara - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Jackie:



Quoting Tara:




Quoting Jackie:

I'm having the same problem with my daughter. She likes most of her jarred food and eats them no problem. She also loves yogurt and cheese and her oatmeal. I just recently started giving her cherrios and she likes those and loves fruit. Other than that its hard to give her what we eat. She always begs for it, but then it seems like most of it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. Like last night we had burritos so i gave her that. I chopped it up and put it on her high chair and she really likes the meat, cheese and tortilla, but then she kept throwing it on the floor and i don't really know how much she actually ate. She usually eats about a jar of the stage 3 foods for dinner.







Hi Jackie, okay I feel a bit better as my son is like that. He loves his cereal so the morning is never an issue, loves cheese/yogurt and all fruit! He isn't feeding himself as of yet so he will just turn away or push the spoon/fork/my hand away when I try to feed him. I just wonder if I should just keep on offering him what we eat and he will eventually start eating it or do I resort to giving him the jarred food? so confusing lol. I just worry too much maybe?!










I think you should probably still try to feed him what you are eating first and if he won't eat it then do the jarred foods, i think that he will eventually start eating. That is what i'm going to do with my daughter. Have you tried giving any of the gerber snacks. My daughter will eat those no problem she loves them. She picks them up herself and puts them in her mouth.





That is what I have been doing as I am so afraid he is going to starve lol. I have given him the puffs and the cereal/fruit bars which he eats no problem. He has tried the crunchies and likes those as well. I am just waiting for him to start picking it all up himself! he will only just squish it in his hands.

Jackie - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Tara:



Quoting Jackie:

I'm having the same problem with my daughter. She likes most of her jarred food and eats them no problem. She also loves yogurt and cheese and her oatmeal. I just recently started giving her cherrios and she likes those and loves fruit. Other than that its hard to give her what we eat. She always begs for it, but then it seems like most of it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. Like last night we had burritos so i gave her that. I chopped it up and put it on her high chair and she really likes the meat, cheese and tortilla, but then she kept throwing it on the floor and i don't really know how much she actually ate. She usually eats about a jar of the stage 3 foods for dinner.





Hi Jackie, okay I feel a bit better as my son is like that. He loves his cereal so the morning is never an issue, loves cheese/yogurt and all fruit! He isn't feeding himself as of yet so he will just turn away or push the spoon/fork/my hand away when I try to feed him. I just wonder if I should just keep on offering him what we eat and he will eventually start eating it or do I resort to giving him the jarred food? so confusing lol. I just worry too much maybe?!






I think you should probably still try to feed him what you are eating first and if he won't eat it then do the jarred foods, i think that he will eventually start eating. That is what i'm going to do with my daughter. Have you tried giving any of the gerber snacks. My daughter will eat those no problem she loves them. She picks them up herself and puts them in her mouth.

Tara - posted on 08/18/2009

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Quoting Jackie:

I'm having the same problem with my daughter. She likes most of her jarred food and eats them no problem. She also loves yogurt and cheese and her oatmeal. I just recently started giving her cherrios and she likes those and loves fruit. Other than that its hard to give her what we eat. She always begs for it, but then it seems like most of it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. Like last night we had burritos so i gave her that. I chopped it up and put it on her high chair and she really likes the meat, cheese and tortilla, but then she kept throwing it on the floor and i don't really know how much she actually ate. She usually eats about a jar of the stage 3 foods for dinner.


Hi Jackie, okay I feel a bit better as my son is like that. He loves his cereal so the morning is never an issue, loves cheese/yogurt and all fruit! He isn't feeding himself as of yet so he will just turn away or push the spoon/fork/my hand away when I try to feed him. I just wonder if I should just keep on offering him what we eat and he will eventually start eating it or do I resort to giving him the jarred food? so confusing lol. I just worry too much maybe?!

Jackie - posted on 08/17/2009

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I'm having the same problem with my daughter. She likes most of her jarred food and eats them no problem. She also loves yogurt and cheese and her oatmeal. I just recently started giving her cherrios and she likes those and loves fruit. Other than that its hard to give her what we eat. She always begs for it, but then it seems like most of it ends up on the floor or in her high chair. Like last night we had burritos so i gave her that. I chopped it up and put it on her high chair and she really likes the meat, cheese and tortilla, but then she kept throwing it on the floor and i don't really know how much she actually ate. She usually eats about a jar of the stage 3 foods for dinner.

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