My son doesnt want bottle,he will only eat baby food,what can i give him for snacks?hes only 5 month


Sarah - posted on 07/20/2009




I think the general rule is wait for finger foods until they are crawling, have the pincher grasp or are around 9 months. I would talk to your peditician ASAP because most of his nutrition should come from formula or breastmillk, baby food doesn't have near enough what he needs. But ya know he might just be going through a stage so I hope the little guy starts taking to it! I can imagine how nerve wrecking that is for a mommy!


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Paige - posted on 07/20/2009




they might be called something ele were your from but in Australia we call them baby rusks. It a wheat stick thing, that your child can suck on or chew etc, it doesnt break off in huge chunks, so its not a chocking hazard, they are designed for teething etc. Obviously you do need to supervise them when they are eating one. Otherwise lots of water, pureed fruits, baby rice etc. and definetly talk to your doctor, or even see a naturopath!

Heidi - posted on 07/20/2009




If you think that the lack of bottle feeding is from teething issues, try teething tabs. They are sold at Publix or local grocery stores and are amazing. They are a milk base with camomile to help calm aching and sore gums. When Jeremiah, my son now 4, was going through the same thing, they worked wonders. The camomile helps calm them at bedtime too. It doesn't leave that icky taste in their mouth like oragel does. Also, when making him his cereal/oatmeal make it with the formula instead of just water will help get some of those nutrients in him. Add a little fruit or veg if he doesnt like the flavor. The apple sweet potato made by gerber was my standby. Good Luck!

Kattie - posted on 07/20/2009




My little girl was having the same problem. I put breastmilk in with her oatmeal. Plus, I made sure I gave her bottles with the size four nipples, so the milk would flow faster without her sucking as much. I also gave her sippy cups that were more free-flowing. Some of those are more difficult to get the liquid out of than the bottle, so it makes it worse for a teething baby. I don't mind the drips if I know she's getting what she needs.

Ashley - posted on 07/20/2009




Start him on a sippy cup. If hes teething he'll use the sipper spout as a teether too, but ultimately he'll get the drink he needs.

Audra - posted on 07/20/2009




u know what when u give him the formula is it cold or warm, cause he might want the opposite, thats what happened to a friend of mine, oh and also give him 2 bottles, one with the temp of formula he wants and the other with water, another friend has to do that cause her baby gets tired of the same thing, she switches back and forth, the baby i mean , lol let me know if it helps

User - posted on 07/20/2009




look up info on baby l led weaning. i started introducing finger foods at 6 months because he wass more than ready. his ped agreed with my decision because he was getting the same nutrition....some babies start to wean themselves from the bottles earlier than others

Audra - posted on 07/20/2009




at walmart they have these snacks its called gerber graduate it melts in your mouth as soon as its in there,try it so you know for self,thats what i did, couldnt believe it

Rebekah - posted on 07/20/2009




My son did that at 5 months too because he was teething, so he refused the bottle and would only eat baby food. For snacks I would give my son fruit puree, Gerber puffs (they melt fast), or veggie puree.

Have you tried putting the formula/milk in a sippy cup? My son would at least take a few swallows from a cup, so I only made 2 oz. at a time.

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