Did anyone's baby suddenly start spitting out their food?

Claire - posted on 05/16/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My one year old is now spitting out everthing but cookies, toast and cheesys. I tried giving very small bites on a spoon but everything comes back out. I'm worried about how much he's actually getting. Is this normal?

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Jeanne - posted on 05/16/2009

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Yes it's normal he's testing his limits...like all kids do at times. The trick is to persevere with the good food and not cave in and give him the cookies and cheesies. Trust me he might refuse for a meal or two but when he is really hungry he will eat. Have you tried giving him what you eat??? When they get to be more aware of their surroundings when they are about one it could be that he just wants to eat what you are eating....I know you can't give him steak, but if you are eating pasta you can surely give him some just make sure to cut it up into small pieces. Have you tried even adding some flavoring to your sons food because if he is still on the jars he might be finding things rather bland. If he won't eat the regular food you can still give him toast as it will help feed him, but make sure that he continues drinking as he can go without a lot of solids for a day or so but not without liquids. If you have to you can also try mashing the food more since it might just be the texture he is unsure about.

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Anne - posted on 05/16/2009

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MY DS is two and has been sporadically spitting out his food since he was 20 mos. old. He started it b/c he saw a cousin his age doing it first. According to my ped, it's normal. As long as he's feeling like he's getting enough to eat; don't worry.

He does it more often with meat; so I try to remember to place that on his fork to be furthest back in his mouth -- less opportunity to play with it up front. 90% of the time that does the trick.

...Do you put anything on the toast? A very thin layer of peanut butter? apple sauce? Do you think he just might eat the toast if you did? It may help boost the nutritional value; if that's a concern.

JoAnne - posted on 05/16/2009

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HELLO CLAIRE, WHEN MY SON; DAVEY WAS ABOUT HIS AGE, 2, & OF ALL THE AGE GROUPS~~HE'S BEEN VERY PICKY W/HIS FOOD. AT THE YOUNG AGE OF 2, HE WOULD ONLY EAT JELLY SANDWICHES. WHICH, EVERYONE WOULD SAY, MAKE HIM EAT WHAT U WANT. I HAD BROUGHT IT UP TO HIS DOC AT ONE VISIT, HE TOLD ME TO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE OTHERS~~JUST TELL THEM THAT HIS DOC SAYS, AS LONG AS HE'S SHOWING GROWTH IMPROVEMENTS; HE IS PERFECTLY FINE. THAT SHOULD GET EVERYONE OFF U'R BACK, HE ALSO INCLUDED. SO, I DIDN'T WORRY ANYMORE. NOW, THAT INFO I GOT WAS WAY-BACK-WHEN. TIMES ARE DIFFERENTLY, SO THEY SAY. BUT, MY TWO BOYS ARE NOW HANDSOME; GROWN MEN. DAVEY/DAVE IS STILL VERY PICKY IN A LOT OF WAYS. GO FIGURE~~HE STILL LOVES HIS SPRING ONIONS. HE EATS THEM LIKE AN APPLE. BOTH HE AND KENNY/KENT ARE 6 FEET, HEALTHY, & CLOSE TO 200 LBS. SO, I MUST HAVE DONE SOMETHING RIGHT WHEN I JUST GAVE INTO DAVE'S JELLY SANDWICHES & KENT W/WHATEVER HE WANTED W/O A WORD; WHEN HE WOULD JUST POINT. THAT WAS ANOTHER NO~NO IN VERYONE'S EYES! JUST DISCUSS IT W/U'R BABY'S DOC!!

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