spitting food out

Michelle - posted on 01/22/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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hi

my daughter is almost 1 and she has just recently started spitting her food out, she has never done this even when we first gave her solids, but she eventually eats it in the end, is this normal?

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Heather - posted on 07/27/2011

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my son spits out food. It doesnt matter what texture it is. He will spit it out and sometimes eventually eat it and sometimes he doesnt again. He eats a lot and drinks a lot. I'm not worried he's not eating enough or dehydrated but it worries me that he spits it out cuz i dont know why...he's been doing it for awhile...usually at LEAST one time every time he eats....i dont know why...i called the dr n told them everything and they dont think its an issue but they didnt give me answers that were right...its not a texture thing and it isnt teething cuz he has done it for months now. anybody got possible answers??

Kerri - posted on 02/01/2009

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My son will spit the larger chunks out.  If he is allowed to inspect the chunk, he is more likely to put it back into his mouth and eat it.  He'll also spit it out when he gets full or tired of eating that particular meal.   I will not fight him over spitting food out, making a big deal over it, because it makes my son spit more spoonfulls out.  He never got diarrea from the cow's milk.  Instead, he has become a bit constipated.  Hopefully more water during the day will help this.  I hope that this spitting food out thing goes away soon!

Beck - posted on 01/29/2009

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My daughter is getting half way through her meals then putting the food in her mouth and then spitting it out. I'll then offer it again in a bit and then she'll take it in her mouth again and spit it out. Why does she take it a second time if she doesn't want it?

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Little ones often have more idea about what is good for them and what they need than their parents do. If my son spits something out, and continues to do so if i offer it to him again, usually its because h doesn't 'need' the food, or its not good enough for him! Mind you, my son is still breastfed and most of the food he gets is organic. He tends to spit out things that aren't organic (even bananas which he loves!) I think it can be dangerous to offer no alteratives when a child doesn't want something or has a reaction. Most people continue to give a child cows milk until they get past the diarrhoea stage. This doesn't mean the child has become able to digest cows milk, it means the body has given up trying to get rid of it because to do so would put the child at more risk!

Michelle - posted on 01/22/2009

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ok thankyou, yeah i choose not to change her food aswell so hopefully she will grow out of it :)

Kara - posted on 01/22/2009

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I think it's pretty normal.  Jack did that about a month ago.  I just kept offering him the food.  I didnt change food because i didn't want him developing the idea "Oh I spit it out, she gives me something different".

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