How do I get my baby to put food in her mouth?

Lisa - posted on 05/30/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )




How do I get my baby to put food in her mouth? She is 15 months old and doesn't put any food in her mouth, not even to taste it. She will play with the food but won't put it her mouth. She is still eating mainly puree foods but every day I will give her a little of the food that I'm eating and she will eat it....thats if I feed it to her. She won't pick it up and eat it herself. Need help!


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Gwen - posted on 05/31/2012




I'd put some puree in a bowl and give her a spoon. Let her try feeding herself that way. Or offer her the table food first, instead of the puree. Maybe she'll show more interest if she doesn't have the option. Just keep trying. My daughter loved her utensils and always did best with those. I bought a junior metal fork and spoon worked so much better than those round plastic forks and fat spoons!

Tina - posted on 05/31/2012




I just leave a plate of food where my son can reach it he has his own little table and he can pick as he pleases he's not the type of kid that will sit at the table and eat he just plays with it and it ends up on the floor.

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