not swallowing... just playing

Ayesha - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




hey all... recently my 8 month old girl has stopped swallowing when i feed her.. she just likes to play with the food in her mouth!! i dont know what to do.. i am a first time mother and havent experimented much with food yet.. she's still on cereals and fruit from the jar... i dont know what to do.. any suggestions??


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Mel - posted on 06/18/2009




Carol has a good point that i forgot to mention. my daughters dietitian says to me almost every day to make sure the food is given before the bottle

Carol - posted on 06/18/2009




she may just not be hungry.. are you feeding her a bottle before the food? I know sometimes if I give my son a bottle at lunch first, hes just not interested in the food until an hour later

Mel - posted on 06/17/2009




mine does this at 14 months. sometimes they just go thru stages. its hard though. just offer as many different tastes and textures as possible. lots of finger foods

Crystal - posted on 06/17/2009




I TOTALLY agree with Pam - I never fed her any jarred food and just had her eating natural things and then now what we eat. Get her some different stuff to eat! :) It will be fun to watch her try new foods! Try small pieces of wheat bread, chopped up bananas and other fruit; for veggies I find it easy to get a frozen bag of mixed veggies, heat some up over water and put them in front of her! She LOVES green beans!

Pam - posted on 06/17/2009




I think at her age it is ok for her to eat the veggies and meats. It sounds like she is bored with the food/texture. After the initial "seeing if they were allergic to food" I NEVER bought jarred baby food. I bought a babyfood grinder off the internet. Whatever we ate, they ate. I think since they ate what we did they are not picky eaters! They are now 5 and 8 and will eat everything, including brussel sprouts! Good Luck, it sounds to me like she is bored!

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