Having trouble starting table food?

Rachel - posted on 07/16/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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my son is 9 months old and stil hasnt had the interest in starting table food. i break up the food and put it in front of him and all he does is grab it and play with it. how can i get him to realize its food? and start to eat it?

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September - posted on 07/16/2009

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I would start with pureed foods first rather than breaking it into small bites for him to eat himself. With my 9 month old son I started with pureed foods and worked his way up to eating small bites on his own. He does very well and is even trying to feed himself with a spoon. I think that it's a step by step process :) I hope this helps :) Good luck!

Crystal - posted on 07/16/2009

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i just got my daughter started a couple of days ago. All I did when i saw her playing with it was when she had it in her hand I put her hand to her mouth and after a couple times of doing that she got it just fine. She's still very clumsy with it, but she's getting the hang of it.

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