how do i get my 1 year old to eat solid food?

Nickie - posted on 12/19/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )




i can't get my 1 year old to eat solid food. keep trying and she keeps spitting out. if she has to chew it she won't eat it.


Vuyelwa - posted on 01/02/2010




I have the same problem... my baby boy also does not want to even taste anything solid. He vomits it out very quickly. I have tried everything... Is it bad though to keep to what he likes for now...i.e. the bottle, until such time that he wants real food by himself?


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Shippu - posted on 08/30/2015




Hi moms...
My 11months old boy does not like to eat solid foods...
He only eant to take bottle...
When give solid to him he start cry...
I m very tensed...

Yew Foo - posted on 12/26/2012




My daughter is one year eight months, she just dont eat the solid food we gave to her. She is currently underweight and always moody. We wonder how to help her

Jenna - posted on 12/31/2009




I agree with the "try mashed potatoes" thing. Still have occasional pickiness issues with Caitie, but she's always up for potatoes and baked beans! If your LO likes bananas, try rolling banana chunks in cheerio dust (just crushed-up cheerios). makes them not-so-slimy to hold. :)

Erika - posted on 12/31/2009




Totally agree with Samantha, let her feed herself even if she makes a big mess. use your biggest bib for this one. Please update us.

Theresa - posted on 12/21/2009




I can't say I've ever had this problem. My kids are all piggies and love to eat. My neice however never wanted baby food or anything. She liked her bottles. My sister-in-law tried all the different baby foods she just didn't want them. Be careful what you offer them though. Stick to nutritious things. It doesn't help to offer cheese curls because they have no nutrition. That is what my sis-in-law did, now my neice will eat soilds, but she only wants junk food. Buttered toast is a good one to try too, or scrambled eggs with cheese. You can even put a little peanut butter or jelly on the toast to make it taste better.

Sunrise - posted on 12/21/2009




Nickie, is she still on jar foods or do you homemake her food? I would try to get a food grinder and puree anything your eating. these can be found in stores or online for $7-$10. While it puree's the foods, it does offer a different texture than jar foods and may be a step in the right direction.

If your concerned about it being caused by teething have you tried Hylands teething tablets? They are a natural homeopathic soothing agent that calms the child and offers pain relief at the same time. Also, you could look into a Baltic Amber teething necklace some info on them copied from a mainstream website:

A Baltic amber teething necklace is made for wearing (not chewing) when a baby is teething. The warmth from the skin releases the active ingredient in the Baltic amber, succinic acid. Recent scientific research has proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human body. It improves immunity and the balance of acids when absorbed into the bloodstream, it stimulates the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling and soothes red inflamed cheeks. Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are recognised by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic, which will help to relieve teething pain and calm a baby without resorting to drugs. The skin's warmth releases healing oils from the amber, a resin, which is absorbed into the bloodstream.

Amber teething necklace facts:

-A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs.

-Amber is a fossilized resin, not a stone. It is therefore warm to the touch, as well as very comfortable and light to wear.

-Wearing Baltic amber necklaces on the skin can have a soothing and calming effect on teething babies and toddlers.

-When amber is worn on the skin, the skin's warmth releases miniscule amounts of healing oils from the amber which are then absorbed via the skin into the bloodstream.

-Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are also recognized by allopathic medicine. In Austria, Switzerland and Germany, you will find amber teething necklaces sold in local pharmacies.

Just some thoughts.

Good luck!

Mindy - posted on 12/21/2009




usually around this age they are teething so perhaps this is her issue, try some teething jel just to see if it will help, my bubbas do this and the jel was the trick

Samantha - posted on 12/20/2009




Does your daughter only eat baby food? or just not solids period? If she is eating adult food I would try soft foods at first like baked beans, potatoes mashed, lipton noodles etc. things that require very little chewing. Than start adding like hotdogs in the baked beans, mac n cheese chix noodle. My son used to fight eating foods until I let him feed himself, he made a huge mess and usually got more on him than in him, but you wouldnt believe how determined they are to be independent! Try finger foods, gerber puff cereals, cheese curls, foods that'll melt in there mouth but aren't comepletely solid. Hope some of these ideas help!

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