What do when baby only wants to eat fruit , yoghurt ,weetbix and custard!!

Ginelle - posted on 11/05/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )

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she is 9 months old! She won't have any finger foods just throws them on floor!! Turns her nose up at most veggies mixed with meat. She will only eat a bit!! She will eat a whole weetbix or cereal for breakfast loves fruit, yoghurt and custard!! Is it okay for her just to eat this or she needs more?? First time mum not sure what to do?? Wasting so much food and food jars that she won't eat.

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Tanya - posted on 11/06/2009

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My son,Leon went through a phase of only drinking milk and eating tomatoes. He was healthy and active and we continued to offer him other foods :-),eventually it worked. He eats cherry tomatoes like sweets..Continue to give her the food she does like while offering her a variety of other food..Most of all DONT worry :-)

Kelly - posted on 11/06/2009

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The part about throwing the finger foods on the floor is not uncomon. Apparently it's part of their developmental process. Keep offering them to her and eventually one day she'll try to experiment with the through eating rather than throwing. Also if sh is eating some vegies and meat, keep offering these to her as even if you are only getting a little bit in, it will help her develop a taste for them.

A further trick I've found with my son (as he's been getting older) is to ensure I put at least one food item that I know he like on his plate every night. That way I know 9 times out of ten he'll at least eat something and it also encourages him to try some of the other food on the plate as well.

Melanie - posted on 11/06/2009

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In my own experience of the children I come across you either have a vege or fruit kid (although there is a group who isn't picky). It sounds as though you have a fruit kid. When my daughter was young I intoduced veges by mixing them with banana - banana was our always eat food.



As for meat my daughter didn't really start eating meat until she was over one - it started with chicken and ended with beef but it took here a long time to want to eat red meat. My guess is it was a texture or flavour issue. Finger foods are messy and it can take a while. A favourite in our house was grated cheese and carrot. The other trick I learnt was to put the food directly on the tray. If it was in a bowl it always ended on the floor - particularly when she was full.

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My mom told me I went through a custard & pea (not together !) stage and I'm fit and healthy today. I won't worry too much.

Jodi - posted on 11/05/2009

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I wouldn't worry too much. They are all healthy enough foods, and at this age, I imagine you are still either breastfeeding or feeding formula, which will satisfy her nutritional requirements. Just stick to those as staples, but make sure that when you sit down to eat your dinner (or other meals) you perhaps still continue to offer her other foods. Forget the food in the jars, you're right, it is a waste. Eventuallly she will take other foods if you just keep offering a variety. It can sometimes take a while for them to be comfortable with different tastes and textures.

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Alisha - posted on 03/22/2013

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My son only turns to fruits and not cereals and veggies.......is it okey.....i mean my father in law is a pediatric and he says if nw he is not given any cereals pulses and veggies then he will not put on his weight....since he only likes fruits i am really worried about him.

Debbyie - posted on 11/07/2009

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Oh, yeah...try blending mango and avocado...avocado has a lot of healthy fat that she might be missing out on. I also bought the full-fat greek yogurt, and mixed fruit with mascarpone, ricotta, or cottage cheese for protein. No cow's milk until she is 12 months though. Good luck :)

Debbyie - posted on 11/07/2009

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I agree with trying to make some of the baby food and see if she likes that better. I used the book Blender Baby Food, and my daughter (and 3-year-old for that matter) loved most of the recipes. There are quite a few recipes that have a fruit blended with a vegetable as well (she particularly liked the butternut squash/apple recipe) and you can just freeze it in regular ice cube trays--fill them half full so you minimize the waste each time you offer the food.

Ashley - posted on 11/06/2009

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My son will be 10 months old tomorrow and he eats mostly table food. When I do feed him baby food, he prefers the fruits over the veggies. I will have a fruit and a veggie open, I will give him a bite of the fruit, then a bite of the veggie & keep switching it up every so often. But then again, he's really not a picky eater! Good luck!

Amanda - posted on 11/06/2009

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my suggestion would be to try a bite of something different at every meal. like, for instance, green beans. just try a bite or 2, not enough to make her turn up her nose, but enough to give her a taste. sometimes it takes as much as 10 tries before a baby will decide they like a food. u have to keep trying, or else you will end up with a teenager who only likes 3 or 4 kinds of foods. believe me, im friends with a family of 9 picky eaters (the children) although the parents like a variety of food, the children only eat certain things. also, i have a cousin who only eats bread products, ketchup, and juice....u can imagine the possibilities!!! hope this helps!!

Hailey - posted on 11/06/2009

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theres nothing wrong with that , atleast she is eating , baby food doesnt always taste the best i used to mash up my own veggie mix ,

Deborah - posted on 11/06/2009

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i wouldn't worry much. Something her body must be craving. My daughter was the same way. She only like fruits and milk for awhile. meats and vegies will come into the picture soon.

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How about making it fun? For my daughter we went out and she picked out her own dishes, she has her own cupboard and now that shes older even picks out her own plates and such. How about soups? You can hide a lot of veggies in creamed soups. My daughter loves soup and I put mixed veggies that are frozen, canned or fresh in them, she eats it all up. She does have special soup bowls. Another thing that helped me was google! I searched for recopies that look fun or that were made a little different so that strong smells or tastes didn't over power her.

Candice - posted on 11/06/2009

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kids tastes change all the time. I know it may seem like a waste, but keep trying new things. My daughter HATED jarred meat (she eats real meat now with no issue) and she only liked 2 or 3 veggies...no matter how much i tried. If you try EVERYTHING and she still only eats those things you mentioned, wait a month, and start over. you may find that in a couple of months she won't even like her regulars, but will have new favorites. crazy kids...they keep us on our toes.

Lexi - posted on 11/06/2009

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the best thing to do is not to stress or worry, as your lil one will pick up on it. She is eating even if it is a limited diet, my youngest for the longest time would only eat, bread n butter, cheese cucumber and banana's. keep trying different things but don't worry if she isn't interested there tastes are always changing, my youngest now 6 is not such a pain with food anymore and eats a healthy diet.x

Anna - posted on 11/06/2009

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ps have you tried the watties pumpkin & sweetcorn? that is the only commercial baby vege food mine will eat.

Zoe - posted on 11/06/2009

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dont worry about it to much hun its great that she loves those things she obviously has got her sweet tooth and loves it. but try getting her to feed you some veggies and praise her for this she will soon want to try it out for herself.

Anna - posted on 11/06/2009

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It's ok, those are nutritious foods. Just keep trying the veges & other stuff in small doses. As long as she is still getting lots of breastmilk or formula she doesn't need anything else for nutrition - it's just for the practice of eating, really. My son only started finger foods around 9-10 months. He likes rice cakes, corn wafers & bread.
If you want to save money on the baby food, just mash up a bit of whatever you're having for dinner, add some liquid if necessary.It will taste better than that bland stuff in the jars. Have you tasted that stuff - it's not delicious!

Misty - posted on 11/06/2009

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Katelynn is now 6 and she doesn't eat sweets. She still loves her fruit and veggies. Yogurt is her favorite snack next to Cheetos. She is healthy and doesnt catch alot of the bugs that go around the schools. Dr says that it is due to her loving good foods. Just keep feeding fruits and try new was of fixing them. Dont worry though their bodies will let them know what they need.

Nicole - posted on 11/06/2009

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Maybe try giving her a spoonful of what she likes and then straight after give her a spoonful of vegies so that she is still really tasting the first spoonful.

Hayley - posted on 11/06/2009

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I had the same with my girl (now 20 months) i was told not to worry about it at all! They are all good things she is eating, lots of fruit is good. Just keep trying her on different things and will do it when she is ready.

Cheryl - posted on 11/06/2009

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I've heard of worse diets of things kids won't eat. Bub seems to have a sweet tooth, so I wonder if adding fruit to vegies or serving sweet veggies, like carrot or sweet potato. It's just a thought... At least your bubby is getting a variety of nutrition.

Francesca - posted on 11/06/2009

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Man, I hear ya. When you find something that works well-let me know. I have been trying to introduce baby food to my little on who is 6 1/2 months for over a month now. Every different brand of cereal, fruit, veggie or combination of that is useless. She has no interest in foods. I probably get two food meals in a week. I have tried different brands, making my own, withholding breastfeeding until after the meal but she has no interest in graduating from the breast, even if hungry. She is one fussy baby.

Louise - posted on 11/06/2009

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I agree with Jodi, She will eventually start trying other things just keep offering them to her. My boy has days when he will eat his meat and veg and then others when he will only eat cereal... try not to worry XXX

Chloe - posted on 11/06/2009

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i would continue trying the veggies w/o meat, they taste bad out of a baby food jar just so you know. i make my own baby food, i blanch the veggies and puree them, they taste much better, also my son likes things if they are frozen, so often times i give him frozen peas or whatever is in there. try her on avacodo, its fun to play with and easy to eat, also horizon organics makes a baby yogurt that has a fruit and a veggie in it, i buy those at safeway. good luck!

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