I agree with Emily.... The same happend with both my children.... I didn't give them a choice. Babies don't really what they want.... so u make them try it all. eventually there are some veggies that they just won't eat.... mine would not eat green beans... no matter what!! Lol. jus keep trying. Good Luck!!
usually you start with veggies first because fruits are sweet and they aren't gonna have the desire to eat the veggies then. my suggestion i guess, since i didn't have this problem, is to just offer veggies and only veggies for awhile.just gradually get him to eat some. even if it is a baby spoonful and thats it. he will learn to like them :) hope this helped some.
Just keep trying babies tastes and interests change so often. My 1yr old loves fresh carrots about every other week. Inbetween liking them she refuses to eat them and throws them at the dog, but I still give them to her just incase its a good day.
My Dr told me there is nothing in veggies they cant get from fruit and to give them what they well eat! you can try the yo baby meal the have fruit yogurt and a veggie. my daughter loves them and you can find them at walmart.
No worries...my son Jay was introduced to fruits first and hated veggies to begin with. (I started him on baby food at 3 months). He eats them all now ad he is 8 months. I just kept trying different things, sweet potatoes, and organic peas were his preferance, but I would sneak other stuff in there and he finally gave in. I found that the organic veggies are not as strong as the regualr veggies, don't know why but they are not.
Do you give him sweeter veggies like butternut squash, or sweet potato? To be honest despite worrying us to death, they all get the calories they need from whateva they eat! I would make sure thaat you put fruit and veg in small portions on his plate so that he gets used to it being there and accepts that no matter how many times he refuses you will keep offering...eventually his palate will change....he is prob just trying his luck......keep at it! Annabel Karmel has some great recipes to tempt him, and remember he gets enough nutrition from from his milk. Good luck. x
I wouldn't worry too much about it. just keep trying. my daughter who is 3 had veggies first and still wouldn't eat them. She is still a very picky eater. Her Favorite thing to eat was Pruners. you baby will not starve if he doesn't eat veggies. Now that she is 3 she loves them. My 5 month old son loves everything. i started him on cereal at 4 month by the advice of the doctor. fruit was the first thing i gave him..banana actually and his favorite thing to eat is sweet potato, peas ans squash. as long as you keep trying then it will come. don't stress over it :)
My Sister-in-law had a similar problem with her kid, and she said she got this V8 juice and thinned it out quite a bit. To be honest my Son never really liked Vegetables, I introduced Fruits or Veggies, i left around a week to ten days between introducing different Foods just to make sure he doesn't have any allergies, and he never had anything wrong with him, so i don't know what the hold up is about you introduce veggies/fruits first or not!!
What I did with my daughter was found a food she liked and then I would put both on the spoon. She loved sweet potatoes but she didn't like peas so i could take a little bit of peas on the spoon then coat it with the sweet potatoes. I made sure that there was more potatoes than peas and it took a few tries but she eventually started eating them. I also tried vegie flavors Mum Mums and crackers when she got a little older. See if that works.
I have the exact opposite issue. My 9 month old wants nothing to do with fruit. Not even juice. It doesn't matter what veggie or it's color, but I would probably try sweet potatoes. And meat should be last because of it's texture and chunks. Cereal, then veggies, then fruit, and then meat. I wish you all the luck. Emily is correct about the baby coming around to eatting the veggies if that is what is offered.
I just read in a baby book I have about giving foods and they say give them one thing to try for 5-10 days. That way they can get used to the taste of something and if the baby has an allergy you'll know what it was. Maybe you're tring too many flavours at once?
It's hard, I have different people watch my daughter too. I'm sure it will all work out, some kids are just picky eaters. Every kid is different and maybe he'll prefer a different veggie than you've tried. Definately wait to introduce meats.
My son is 5 months old and we just started introducing food with the rice because he hates the rice. Applesauce in the morning and Peas at night. So far so good. It really all depends on him and his appetite.
i introduced fruits to my baby with the help of this food thing, I'm not sure of the name but it looks like a pacifier but you put a piece of fruit in it and the baby chew it threws a net. It works great as a tether too. just freeze the fruit. You can buy it from walgreens. target, walmart even pick n save for about 3-5 dollars.
My daughter didnt start eating baby food until she was 6 1/2 months and I could only get her to eat mangos but I just kept trying. If he doesnt take it the first time just keep trying to give it to him and eventually when he is ready he will take it. My daughter was the same way but I kept forcing it everyday I would try and recently she has started eating anything I give her.
did u try sweet potatoes thats all i could get my son to eat vegtable wise for a little while and then he slowly started eating peas never got him to eat green beans till he was old enough for the real ones. My sons 19 months and i can't get him to eat meat! lol
what i did and still do if my son wount eat something is add it to something that he well eat. like fruits i put the vegs on the back half of the spoon and then the fruit. when it comes to cereal add the fruit to it..
My daughter had the same problem for a while. What's important is to keep trying/offering the veggies. We also gave her some V8fusion (the fruit and veggie mix drink) mixed with a little water and she absolutely loved it, so that helped with her veggie intake-when all else fails, look at your kid and if he/she is happy and healthy, you're doing just fine. Most kids at some point or another will get into eating veggies if you continually provide them! Good luck!!
my daughter hated the baby food but we gave her the vegetables we were eating and she never had a problem. We also gave her v8 fruit splash juice in strawberry kind , you have to cut it but she loves it and was drink at least 16 ounces a day!
Best bet would be to ONLY feed him Veggies... Sooner or later when your not giving him anything else, he will get hungry and not have a choice. Not sure if you started veggies or fruits first, but if you have another DEFINANTLY start vegetables first, the green ones. But you'll get through it, just dont feed him anything but the veggies, like i said. Hope it works! :)
I just wanna reply to Emilys post first,i have 3 children and i have never heard of weaning that way?!? I always gave baby rice first then built things up.
Amy, in my experience some babys are fussy and its about trial and error, keep trying little bits at a time, have u tried boiling cauliflour and broccilli adding cheese sause and pureeing it? All of my children loved it, still do! Try giving baby something with a low amount of veg mixed into it, then build it up, remember baby is still aquiring taste preferance, hope this helped and good luck x
there's no supposed to do it this way or that, you do what you feel is right, my son wont eat vegetables at all so I just dont give them to him directly, he will eat fruit all the time so as long as he's getting what he needs I wouldnt fuss too much, my little girl was exactly the same when she was younger, she refused to eat veg but she grew out of it and now loves it, I wouldnt force them to eat something they obviously dont like cos I know I wouldnt, but I keep offering it anyway hoping he'll change his mind
i would just keep introducing veggies to him. i was told to do fruit last but mine wouldnt eat veggies at first either. i just had to keep introducing different kinds of veggies to him and eventually he started eating them.
in order to get my youngest twins to eat vegetables i litterally had to make it the ONLY thing i would feed them for about a week (other than their formula, of course). they used to scream as soon as they tasted them, especially green beans! but after that being the only thing they ate for a week they love them now! i also add rice baby cereal to them : )
first of all the most IMPORTANT thing to do is always start off with veggies or else they will ONLY want fruits.. but u should just keep giving it to them regardless.. u r suppose to try a couple veggies recommended 6 veggies before u even start fruits or u will be stuck
My daughter went through the same thing. I started inroducing table food to her and she ate green beans, potatoes, sweet potatoes and carrots. I would try that even with one of those net things, good luck!
Is your baby on formula?? I was told that their formula has all they need untill they are one year old!! Solid foods are suppost to be just for fun right now...my 10 month old is also a fussy eater, I'll let him try anything we eat, he seems to like homemade food better than jar food!! I boil carrots, peas, potato, and chicken for 30 minutes and than blend it all together, my baby loves that!!! GOOD LUCK, I know it's very frustrating trying to get your baby to eat!!!
As someone that runs a daycare i agree! you can tell what kids were given fruits first because they generally won't eat veggies later! but it sounds like he used to eat them better and now doesn't like them so much! i don't think going to the neighbors 1 day would affect his preference of fruit vs veggies it usually takes a child a week to change a habit or adjust to a different routine! I also agree that you should try mixing it with some cereal and slowly add more veggies as he gets used to it! If he still refuses to eat veggies don't panic some children just don't like veggies just make sure he gets his nutriants from somewhere else! He might eat them when he is older and eating solid food! But like i said do not panic as long as he is still eating good and getting all the vitamins he needs to grow! good luck! i know it can be hard but it sounds like you are doing a wonderful job!
Have you tryed putting baby cereal in it or rice? I did that for my daughter and she seemed to like it better. Another helpful hint is to start them on veggis first rather than the sweets babys like sweets more than anything else.
Hi! My daughter did just like him with vegetables, and i tried just like you with fruits, but nothing. Now she is 11 months old and eat vegetable soup and a lot of kind of vegetables puree. My advice is that for now, leave him alone and try again in some weeks, if it doesn't work, try in a few months and he will eat.
I am a chef and i have had the same problem with my son who is now a year old. What i found works the best is making purees and tricking him into eating them. Example: When i make Mac and Cheese I add Culiflower Puree to the sauce and he isnt able to tell. I make french toast or pancakes every week as well since it is simple and doesnt take much time but when making them i use sweet potatos or banana purees to add a little flavor but to also give them a serving of what then need to grow big and strong, When making Linguine because that is what his father eats i use a meat sauce and mix in butter nut squash puree, or Zucchini Puree with the sauce and they are not able to tell... it is great since my son's father doesnt like veggies either.. let me know if you want more ideas i am here to help if you need it
Dont loose heart hun, every child is different and you will get this sorted as he gets older. I think everyone saying ''you do fruit last and veg first'' is all very well but that doesnt help at the moment. Have you already tried giving him the veg mashed in with potato or sweet potato?? Just mash a tiny bit in and then gradually add it. I know it must be difficult for you hun but also try just giving fruit once a day, It will be very hard for you at first as he may refuse to eat anything else but eventually he will get hungry and eat something.
This must be very difficult and distressing for you but take peace in knowing you are not the only one hun and nor will you be the last mother to have difficulties feeding a child at some time. If he keeps refusing the food then its best to speak to your doctor or health visitor to see if they can help.
I dont know what you have already tried but try the mash potato thing just adding a little bit of other veg or try not offering any fruit and eventually he will have no choice but to eat it (im sure this is easier said than done). Try not to loose heart he is still very young and the fact that you are concerned by this shows that you are a great mum concerned about his diet and not just giving in to the little monsters fruit addiction ha ha.
But you don't have to feed him vegies all the time. The cereal is a good choice. I would rather have him eating than not eating at all. Here is a spanish blend that's delicious and is what i raised my little bees with:
In a big pot, fill it up with water and throw in any kind of vegetable you want. Potatos, sweet potatos, celery, etc. then pour one or two, depending on the size, handfulls of rice. put in seasons like onions (all natural) garlic and green peper. a little tiny bit of salt. put it all to boil. when ready put it all in the blender and make a puree. Don't forget to add chicken or meet. they love it. The problem with the baby vegies jars is that they have no taste, no flavor whatsoever. Imagine in they made you eat that.
My little one is almost 2 and still does not like them. Sometimes he will eat raw veggies with dips now, but when he was under a year I would chop up spinach, or other veggies and put it in everything. I still do so that he gets a proper meal.Also now I am trying to bake them. I love them but the little guy is iffy. But dont give up just be creative and keep trying. Just try to hide it in other places so if he does not eat what is on his plate then at least he is still getting his veggies. :) good luck
Like you I started my wee guy on fruit especially banana's...I dont know why there seems to be a specific order to when you introduce them to foods, didnt do my boy any harm, Im lucky that he will eat anything esp veggies, I did batches of mixed veg pureed down and froze them in wee pots so I could try him every other day with it and wouldnt waste too much, try wi a little gravy, failing that steam carrots to the point of mush and leave them infront of him and see if he goes to them himself. Good luck, let me know how it goes xx
Good thing to know in the future when your baby is a toddler you can sneak veggies back in his routine with the V8 fusion drinks that have a serving of fruits and vegetables thats all my daughter ate when she was a baby was veggies and now she wont touch them (shes 3) and she loves fruit now dont stress your baby will be fine give it time
There is no harm in giving your baby fruits, good on you. dont stress, he'll eventually be more open to different things, its human nature to have favourites. I started my little man on pumpkin and he loved it, now i struggle to get him to eat it and he's 2. they go through phases and test you out. But if he's happy to eat fruit thats great, still healthy and nutritious. I think its much better than that baby cereal that binds them up. Just be persistent, keep trying different things, you'll know whats best for your baby in the end.