Finger Foods

Laura - posted on 03/25/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have a ten month old son, and he just doesn't seem to like solid food too much. He will eat bread and Cheerios, but soft veggies and fruit gag him. I am giving him stage two fruits and veggies at this point and he loves those. He just doesn't seem ready for more substantial foods. Any suggestions?

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Crystal - posted on 04/11/2009

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My daughter is the SAME way! I asked my sister in law..and she said she gave her son stage 2 until he could eat regular food. My daughter can eat finger food fine..but when it comes to putting it on a spoon..she gags and throws up. Im going to take my sis in laws advice becuz i dont want to keep cleaning up throw up!

Terri - posted on 04/09/2009

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glad too see i'm not alone!  my daughter will eat puffs, cheerios, yogurt melts, dried fruit pieces--and gags on most of the other stuff.  some days she will eat up the cereal and stage 2 fruits and veggies and other days she will refuse.  she shakes her head no over and over when offered.  her new teacher at the daycare has nicknamed her the "no no princess" 






thanks for the great ideas Deidre!



User - posted on 03/27/2009

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My little guy will be 11mos old in less than a week. Th ere are certain "finger" foods that he will eat and others he just gags on. He gags on Gerber's stage 3 foods, but will eat Mac&Cheese off my plate without an issue. He will eat small chunks of bagel and eat pizza crust. Some days he can eat chunck fruit with no issues, other days he gags on the same chunck fruit.

Mary - posted on 03/26/2009

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Myfickle eater is starting to get better at eating solids, but I, too, was worrying over the fact that she wouldn't eat much of anything. I just introduce things to her over and over. I offer her a bite of something to see if she's interested. The first few times she usually rejects anything new, but eventually gets to like most foods. Some successful finger foods have been avacado, cottage cheese, banana, and well cooked spagetti pieces. You can also try offering 2 foods at once. Sometimes I'll feed her a bunch of baby cereal, which she likes a lot, and then sneak in a bite or two of something she likes less. Or put a little of vegetable on the same spoon as the rice cereal. Good luck!

Deidre - posted on 03/25/2009

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Just offer it a bunch of times but don't push him to eat it. I stressed over the fact that my daughter wouldn't eat anything other than the Gerber Puffs. She seriously would not pick up any finger foods besides those and it drove me crazy. For about 5 days, 3 times a day, I gave her various finger foods that I felt were safe (small pieces of fruits, pieces of pancake, bread, etc) and she would just poke them and move them around on her tray, not even attempt to pick them up (she was also going through a phase of not wanting any jarred food either, she would only eat some infant oatmeal, sometimes). Finally, I saw her pick a piece up and eat it! I was thrilled, she will now eat anything I put in front of her (until she decides whether or not she likes it lol... she isn't a fan of pear). I would also not sit in front of her while she investigated her food. She would sit in her high chair playing with it while I did dishes or folded laundry or something (all stuff I do in the kitchen anyway). So I think she liked the fact that she didn't feel as if someone was staring at her :)

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