Ashley - posted on 06/16/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )




Hello ladies! I gave my son meat for the first time yesterday, and well he abselutly hatted it. He was gagging and then crying, get didnt spit it out but he hatted it. Anyway my problem is that EVERY food I ever gave him veggies, fruit and cereals, he has really taken too. I dont feed him green beans anymore cause it was makeing his stomach upset. So this is very new to me and I'm not sure what to do. I mixed it with his veggies and he still knew it was in there. I am giving him jar store bought food. I'v been to nurvouse to make my own. But would he like meat better if I did make it myself. Or should I wait until hes on the next step of food so he can have a little meat with thoughs dinner jars? I feel really guilty for forcing him to eat something he hates when he has been such a good eater. what should I do?


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Becky - posted on 07/06/2010




I have decided not to start my daughter on meat or dairy products til she is 9mths.
However, alot of my mother's group have started trying meat & are not having great results.
The best advice I heard was to start by adding meat / chicken stock to their vegies & other savoury foods that they do like. This way you are letting them get used to the taste of meat before you introduce real meat products.

Sherry - posted on 06/29/2010




its' the texture.. grind it up into like a puree/paste and then add it with a veggie mash or some gravey... makes it go down smoother and is a better transition.. we're having that prob with my son right now... but he's finally starting an 8 month stage food so he's getting used to chewing a little mroe now

Angela - posted on 06/22/2010




Hello Ladies,

Our pediatrician advised that we do not introduce protein (beef, chicken, etc) until baby is at least 9 months old.

Cathy - posted on 06/21/2010




I understand completely how you feel. I have the same problem right now, my 7 1/2 months old doesn't like meat in the jar. i even tried to give her the dinner's in the jar, but it is still a no go. she tightens up her lip and turns red when i try to give her anything with meat. if i try force her to eat it, she just spits it out and gets even angier.
I think i am going to start to make my own dinner's for her, like chicken noodle (rice) soup and beef noodle dinners, Then puree it for her.....hopefully she will like the homemade dinners better. Wish you luck!

Amanda - posted on 06/20/2010




I seem to have the same problem with my daughter. She's had no problem adjusting to any of the foods, the occasional pea has to be mixed with a fruit though. She wouldn't even take the littlest bit of meat mixed in with applesauce - now she flips out when she smells the jar. Everyone keeps telling me as soon as those teeth come in its a whole different story. Some babies just don't like the meat pureed. GOOD LUCK :)

Marged - posted on 06/20/2010




My son is 7 months and he loves his meat dishes. I make my own meals for him. I always have a couple of jars in the cupboard for emergencies, if i've forgotten to take his meal out the freezer. The meat really needs to blended well and you'll find he'll eat it better. Jar foods for his age have such large lumps for babies his age

Abbie - posted on 06/19/2010




My doc said at 6.5 months we could start giving meat. We bought the stage 2 Gerbers first and then after a couple weeks of those we started making our own. He didn't like the beef one that we gave him at first so we started getting the ones that have a meat and vegetables that help disguise the taste. Now he has no problems with any of the meats.

Mary - posted on 06/18/2010




my son would not eat store bought baby food meat..after i gave him stuff that i cooked he was hooked, he eats all kinds of meat now, we pretty much just give him whatever we eat..he loves breakfast sausage..

Whitney - posted on 06/18/2010




If you are not yet comfortable making your own food, then yes I would try getting some of the stage 2 jars with the meat mixed in. I make all my own food with the exception of when we are traveling or will be out of the house for the whole day etc.
I would start with the easy stuff when making your own food - peas, brocoli, bananas (just smash it with a fork in a bowl) Cook them the way you would for yourself; steam or boil etc. and then run them through a blender. You may need to add some water. You might have the issue of not being able to get them as smooth as the jars but by this age your little one should be fine with some texture.

Keep trying with the meat mixtures and he will come around. Good luck :)

Isis - posted on 06/17/2010




I give my little one the dinners (turkey veg dinner, turkey rice etc.. )He seems to like those better and they dont upset his stomach. The smell much better too!! He may like the taste better!

Brittney - posted on 06/16/2010




Try to get the dinner jars. My daughter reallyt loves the Vegtable Turkey Dinner, that was her first meat. She didnt like meat at first the texture is different. She was also not at that stage with her eating.

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I was advised to only use store boguht jars when totally necessary such as when out and about because if you use jars all the time they will get used to this and will refuse to eat homemade food. I suggest that little by little you give him homemade food. Maybe at first mix a little homemade with jarred and increase the amount of homemade each day until he's eating just homemade.

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