Hates fruit

Lori - posted on 07/26/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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My 6 1/2 month old HATES fruit.

I started with the vegatables, green beans, carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, squash... She loves the vegatables. I've tried apples, apple sauce, bannanas, peaches, and pears and she does not want any of them. She makes a face as though they are very sour to her.

She also doesn't like rice cereal or oatmeal. I try to give her fruit and cereal for lunch and a vegatable in the evening. Lunch is very frustrating. Any advice?

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Megan - posted on 08/14/2010

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Hi Lori! I had the same problem with my daughter when I started feeding her fruits. Just like you, I began with veggies, which she took to surprisingly well. I did find a lot of success with mixing fruits into veggies. Her favorite combination is sweet potatoes and apples. She also really likes sweet peas mixed with pears, squash mixed with apples or peaches, and avocado mixed with peaches or plums. It seems like the veggies help to mask the strong sour-sweet taste of the fruits. I hope this helps!

Stifler's - posted on 07/29/2010

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just keep trying. it takes 20 tries to get them used to a taste.

Sharee - posted on 07/28/2010

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Maybe you could try the opposite of what i did with my 6 month old...she hated veges...so i started putting fruit in with them and putting less in every time...now she eats veges without fruit! you could put a small amount of fruit in with veg :-)

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Melissa - posted on 09/10/2010

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My baby only likes sweet potatoes, squash, carrotts and cereal. I'm sure in time they will learn to like others things, it just takes longer for some babies than others.

Priya - posted on 08/28/2010

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Maybe she hates the sweet taste.. try putting a little salt in the applesauce.. (i thought of this now) my son hates fruits too.. so giving him veggies, lentils, rice mostly... Personally i hate fruits too.. so i am not surprised that my son has the same preferences :)

Danielle - posted on 08/28/2010

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My little girl is the same way. I mix the fruit in with the veggies or with mixed grain cereal.

Natalie - posted on 08/27/2010

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I used to find that i was throwing away a lot of food as my son screwed his face up whenever he had the first mouthful of anything! After a while i cottoned onto his little game and started giving him more mouthfuls of the food, even though he was screwing his face up at it (mind you he was swallowing it!!). However, there were a couple of times where he actually threw up the food as he seriously didn't like it (anything bought from the shops in a tin that had meat in it, and i don't blame him!!). So after 2-4 mouthfuls of the food he'd eat the whole bowl full without any problems! Mind you, he stills turns his nose up at the tinned meat...fresh cooked by mum is the only way to go for him! :-)

Sarah - posted on 08/10/2010

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Maybe you could try combination of fruits like apple blueberries. Maybe she would like the comination. I also put rice or oatmeal in with the fruit because it is very runny. My oldest didn't like some fruits and veggies but I always made him try it over and over and I still do to this day. My daughters fortunatley like everything but I think they saw everybody else eating food and they want to eat it too. With my first daughter I after I fed her cereal and started feeding her real food I didn't buy the baby food. She wouldn't eat that it would have to the same thing we were eating. I just smashed it up real good. Good Luck!

Ashley - posted on 08/10/2010

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Are you making your own fruits for her, or are you buying it? Also, as far a the cereal goes, there are 3 different types, mixed grain, whole wheat, and barley. You can make fruits at home, try sweeter apples than that of what they use to make the baby food. Try to buy organic, it's better for them if you go organic. You can also try mixing it up with the cereal you give her. Some times it's just about continuing to give her fruits. Maybe she just doesn't like THOSE fruits. but if you are making your own you can try other things, like mango. We make our own food here, my son has had acorn squash, summer squash, broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes, peas, green beans, and banana's. Also, with say apple try adding a little bit of a spice (like cinnamon). It's not necessary for them to not get spices. They like a variety of flavors just like we do and there is no reason to not let them taste different flavors in their food. If your child has been breastfeeding, she may not like her apples because in the breast milk she gets a wider variety of flavor than in just bland apple. And babies like spicy foods as well. Please, speak to your doctor before you give spices, some doctors (not all) will be ok with it, but I believe it is ultimately the mother and fathers choice to give them what they want. And recent studies have shown that holding off on foods that have a high allergy rate shows no difference than giving it to them at a younger age.

Joanne - posted on 08/09/2010

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hi i would just wait a little while then ty them with it again, as there taste buds change constantly. hope this helps x x

Jessica - posted on 08/08/2010

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My daughter has to try one of her new foods for at least a week. Even if it is only a few bits each time. I save the can for each meal through the day. By doing that she now likes pears. We are trying bananas this week. Not going so well. but she still has five more days. We did establish that she DOESNT like peas one bit. lol I also bought a baby feeder. It is the object with the netting so you put the fruit or veggies in it and she can suck on it. It is working pretty well. I stick it in the freezer to help with teething.

Krispin - posted on 08/08/2010

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My son also hates fruit, makes the funniest faces. He does however love his veggies & porridge though. So for breakfast, I now mix the fruit into his cereal and he LOVES it, so he's still getting all his vitamins without the faces!

Katie - posted on 08/07/2010

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my daughter was the same way!!! she loved all the veggies and hated all the fruit/cereals. i just kept givimg her the fruit and eventually started gobbling them down

Em - posted on 08/07/2010

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it can take up to 10 tries before a baby really 'likes' something, having said that my boy really hates cereal, loves his fruit and veges and meats and everything else but hates cereal, even cereal hidden in other food lol

Ayanna - posted on 08/07/2010

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put it in her btte with mik i tricked my 6 month old he now he likes th veggies he loves fruits but hated veggies

Nina - posted on 08/07/2010

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My daughter LOVES fruit, but she hates milk.... I just don't force it on her, she likes the sippycup so I occasionally give it to her and sometimes she drinks a little. I guess my only advice would be, keep trying but don't force her to eat fruit. Eventually she'll get it. Good luck!

Jennifer - posted on 08/06/2010

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Have you tried warming it up and putting the fruit in the cereal? With things my son doesn't like I put a little cereal in to give it texture. Good luck with it. I have the same problem getting my son to eat green veggies.

Erica - posted on 08/05/2010

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Luckily my son pretty much likes everything! But I read in a magazine that you have to give the food to the baby like 10 times to really determine if they do not like it. My son did not like applesauce the first couple of times but then by the third time he liked it. He does not like it early though only later in the day.

Melissa - posted on 08/04/2010

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P.S. please disregard all the typos, and spelling issues i seem to be having.. just played a soccer game.. and it's soo time for bed lol

Melissa - posted on 08/04/2010

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you might try changing the texture. A lot of fruits when pured are really runny, and you might find your little monkey doesn't like "drinking" their fruit. Try mashing up some babnas yourself. (plus the store bought stuff as citric acid added to save teh color but distorts the tast) when you mash it yourself (really ripe is best) it'll still have a more solid texture, and the little lumps will go down jsut fine. Although baby's palats are new, they still notice the difference in texture just like mums and dads. And as noted above, sometimes trying things more than once, will make a difference as it can take them a few times to get used to a new food, tast, texture.

Side note.. purple pears is a big hit in this house.. (1 beat, and 3 pears) even mummy likes a nibble of it here and there.... lol

Brittney - posted on 08/04/2010

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i agree with most of the mom's...what i do is put a small amount of the dislike food and then cover it with the loved food and gradually increase as the feeding goes on... and by the end of the meal they have no clue... next time we feed the dislike I lesson the amount of coverage of the like food.

Jennie - posted on 07/31/2010

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My baby doesnt seem to like any of the foods yet. Ive tried the rice cereal and the oatmeal kind.. the fruits and veggies are the same.. it feels like i'm forcing it on him.. but he loves the little finger foods like the puffs and the yogurt melts. Seems like anything I give him that he can eat by himself he likes.. Not sure what to think

Stifler's - posted on 07/29/2010

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My kid doesn't like apples too much either though. He still eats it but he makes a face but he'll eat his pumpkins and sweet potato and carrot without making a face.

Leslie - posted on 07/27/2010

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My son loves everything but fruit. The only fruit I can get him to eat is bannanas. I'm not too concerned as I'm sure he will start to like the sweeter things when he is ready.

I feed my son cream of wheat. He loves it and won't touch his rice cereal anymore. It is packed with iron too, so it's perfect to give them.

I would just try the fruit every so often, she may come around to it.

Misty - posted on 07/27/2010

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My son is also the same way he HATES any kind of fruit. Ive tried a few times and he just wont take it. I think im just gonna wait a little while longer and try again and see what happens.

ALICIA - posted on 07/27/2010

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My baby is the same way. He hates bananas and pears and was turning his nose up to apples too until I made rice cereal with apple juice...now he will eat the apple sauce

Samantha - posted on 07/26/2010

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My son hated meat when I first introduced it to him and also did not like rice cereal. There are different cereals, whole wheat and barley that I can recall, try those, she might like them more than the others. My son likes oatmeal but hates rice and really doesnt like wheat cereal. I started him on meats by mixing a little bit of it in with his cereal and veggies. Little by little I increased the amount of meat to where I can feed him straight meat now and he makes a little face but still eats it.

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