11 Month old refuses to eat chunky solids

Stephanie - posted on 01/04/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son is 11 months old (born 04.02.2010) and he refuses to eat his solids unless they are completely pureed smooth then he loves them. Even when he is eating a food he loves if he eats a mouthfull and feels a chunk he will try to spit it out and make himself vomit and in some cases vomits up everything he has just eaten just trying to get the tiny bit out of his mouth. I have tried to many times to make his food more chunkier constantly offering finger foods (the only one he eats is a rice cracker with vegiemite). He has 7 teeth (3 on bottom & 4 on top) and i make all of his food for him (no tinned food). Im just unsure about what to do to transition him.

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Brandee - posted on 01/09/2011

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welll aurora at about 9 months old was doing the same thing with the chunkier jarred food. we solved that problem by simply adding TINY bits of chunky food into her pueed food. so when she got the 5 tiny pin sized pasta pieces down, upped her to 10. Just try SMALL bit of chunk at a time. im sure he will get use to them as soon as his body needs the texture difference. meanwhile hes not losing any nutrition, hes happy, and not being abused any way shape or form so its OKAY for him to not like it.

and if he eats a rice cracker, sneak ANYTHING YOU CAN onto that! lol.

Jessica - posted on 01/07/2011

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This may seem like a weird question but do you eat with him or does he get fed at a different time to you??
My son (now 2) used to eat everything we ate I just cut it up for him and he would eat with us. He would use a fork, a spoon or his hands to eat and would a wonderful mess but he enjoyed and learnt what you were meant to do by watching us. I never had this problem but I know that lachlan wouldn't try different things unless he saw us doing the same as him.
I think that if it keeps going on you would be best to talk to your doctor or health nurse about in case it is something you can't change on your own or they might have ideas on how to help.
I have never heard of this problem so I'm sorry I can't really help. Goodluck :)

Sarh - posted on 01/06/2011

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Does he try to mash his purees? Maybe he doesn't know what to do with the chunkier food and feels like he is choking? Maybe the texture difference? Have you mentioned this to his doctor? Sorry, I'm not much help. Did you try thickening it little by little? Not necessarily leaving chunks, but leaving it thicker and thicker each time until it is chunkier?!

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