Teresa - posted on 05/11/2009 ( 100 moms have responded )
I've just recently introduced my 5 month old son to rice cereal and I'm having some trouble spoon feeding him. I can probably get him to eat a spoon or two of it before he starts to cry, arch his back and twisting his body away. It's not the taste of it - it's the spoon feeding. I can't even get him to finish 2 oz of the cereal - I'll be lucky if I can get a few spoons into his mouth. Once he starts crying, I give in and give him his bottle because I don't want him to 'hate' eating from a spoon. How can I get him to 'trust' the spoon? As well, I have to feed him sitting on my lap as he cannot fully sit upright in a high chair (MESSY)...are there any tricks?