Why is my 7mth old baby takes the baby food bite but won't swallow it

Tammy - posted on 09/07/2014 ( 2 moms have responded )




My 7mth baby girl will eat certain baby food and she will eat very well but then a next time i try that same kind of puree and she will take the bite but won't swallow it. She will stay minutes with that bite in her mouth and wine a little while she has the bite in her mouth, What would this mean? That she don't feel like eating that today or? haha Please if anyone can help me let me know :) Feel free with any tips ♥


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Dove - posted on 09/07/2014




Probably that she doesn't want to eat that food.. or eat at all... at that moment. Kids have taste preferences and appetite preferences even at this age. At 7 months she doesn't even really NEED food other than breast milk or formula, so just keep offering a bit and let her decide what she eats and when. She's fine. ♥

Chet - posted on 09/07/2014




From 6 to 12 months solid food is for mainly practise. The bulk of nutrition comes from breast milk (or formula). It's okay if she doesn't take any solids at a meal.

Baby's do all sort of things when they start with solids - hold food in their mouths, spit food out, play with the spoon, play with the food, dump food on the floor, some people even have problems with their baby gagging themselves on purpose... but it's all normal (up to a point). Babies learn by exploring and there is a lot you can do with your food and your mouth besides just take bites and swallow!

Since she isn't completely rejecting food, I'd just keep doing what you're doing. Don't make a big deal about it, or give her a big reaction.

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