I need advice moms....my baby girl is 0 months old and she will not eat stage 3 foods, she hates the chunks..she spits it right out...the doctor says to put her on table food and just mash it up real well, but i dnt think she is ready cuz she wont even eat gerber stage 3 foods. she eats fruits and veggies stage 2, but thats about it. any suggestions??
Kayleigh - posted on 06/10/2009
my youngest daughter was excactly the same she would only eat what we were eating. i used to worry as shed cry for food but would only it the puddings in the baby jars and it would leave her still hungry. then i astarted givin her table food and its done wonders. she now is eating a healthy and balanced meal and the health visitor is very proud. if anything table food is much easier as when you make a mealk for yourself you just put some aside for baby also she will learn to eat with the family and develope better table manners quicker. i would say definatly do this as i did and in my experience my baby is nw happier and healthier. good luck x
Amanda - posted on 06/10/2009
i fed my baby finger foods from 6-7 months then put her onto stage 4 jars, no problems.
if she's teething she will spit out lumps too.
try to get them into chewing and swallowing, maybe give them some peas to feed themselves - one at a time with their fingers - also chewing their fingers whilst eating helps them to push the food towards whatever teeth they have. my girl is 1months and still only has 4 front teeth, she eats crusty bread, toast, jars, roast dinner (cut the meat up small), pasta, salad, she helps herself to apples and manages them too!
try just giving fingerfoods, like breadsticks and baby biscuits and little sticks of cooked carrot etc for baby to feed themselves, it may be more intresting to them that way, also they might not like the stronger flavours in the next stage up jars. stage 2 is fairly bland, stage 3 and 4 they start adding more garlic and stuff liek that for flavourings.
Kerry - posted on 02/20/2009
My son was the same way. Have you ever tasted it, it is horrible. My son did not know what to do. It was soft and chunky. He does very good with table food. He loves it. I would give her little thi9ngs like pasta, mashed potatoes, french frie.
Tre'Neshia - posted on 02/19/2009
what you're going through is very very normal. I agree with what some of th moms said. Mix the food with fruits and taste much better...I mean have you tasted the food its horrible and babies know that so mix it with food or alternate between the two at meal time feed one then the other shell never know the difference!
Don't worry too much about it, babies wont starve themselves, but they can form some really horrible food habbits if they're allowed... In saying that all mine at until she was 2 1/2 was vegie mash. I boiled every vegie that I could think of and then puched it through a sieve until i got a blender. As she got older i made it less runny and added more lumps. Do what ever feeld right
Kayla - posted on 02/17/2009
my daughter is now 1 shes always was a great eater except chunks as well i always had her on baby food (allergies not sure how bad waiting to see allergist to see what recommded) what i ended up doing is blending it or mashing it up all little more then the stage 3 but not as mashed as the 2 and after a couple weeks of getting used to that i would gradually mash it less and less and now she eats chunks fine
Louisa - posted on 02/17/2009
I am having that issue right now lol. My son is 11 months old and is very picky. When I cook dinner I always make a little portion for him that he can finger pick with because he loves to feed himself lol.But there are those days when he just does not want to eat. 2 weeks ago all he would eat was macaroni and cheese and that was all that he would eat. Week after he only wanted ham, this week he is sick so he doesnt want to eat at all.
Gina - posted on 02/17/2009
I had the SAME problem with my son. Hes now 2yrs. Id def try toe table food. The stage 3 gerber good doesnt taste good, and thats the BIGGEST reason they wont eat it. Theyre at the age were they can taste whats good and not. Plus, chopping up real pieces of chicken and all that is TEN times healthier then the actually baby food anyway. A trick I used, was to take some of the food he "didnt like" and then mix it with a fruit or veggie he did like and he ate it down. Tricking them always works best. I still do that to him now. Bc unfortunately, he HATE veggies. So i hide them under his mashed potatoes or pasta or whatver.
And if u feel like your baby isnt getting enough nutirents, that Juciy Juice Harvest I believe its called? WORKS WONDERS. Its like a baby veg juice. Its gives them a full serving of fruit and veggies in every 8oz cup. So i always felt better knowing he had one or two cups of that, if he didnt eat his veggies.
Good luck! Hope it works out!
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