Sheryl - posted on 07/27/2016 ( 2 moms have responded )
I'm a FTM and my daughter will only eat stage 2 baby foods. A lot of people have a fit about us only feeding her stage 2 foods. She gags or tries pushing the stage 3 food out of her mouth with her tongue so now I put the stage 3 in a nuby mesh bag. Everyone likes to compare that when their babies were her age they were eating so and so... Which makes my husband and I feel like she's behind. Mind you she eats stage 2 so well. I'm really proud of her. I'm part of a forum of other July 2015 moms and some are refusing solids no matter what stage they offer them.
The doctor wants to do speech therapy if she keeps refusing stage 3 foods. It's supposed to teach her how to manipulate her mouth to learn.
Is it normal to go through the gagging and trying to push the food out of her mouth? I should also mention we tried cereal at 4.2 months but I wanted to wait till the 6 month mark for baby food so we decided to hold off on stage 1 till 5 months old.
Also my daughter is very interested in what we eat. And feeds herself with her spoon. I keep seeing "finger foods" any tips on what I can/should try to get her to like more than just the one texture stage 2 offers?