Anyone else have a 11 month old that only wants jar food?

Ronelda - posted on 11/23/2011 ( 8 moms have responded )

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My beautiful son is 11 months and I have tried to copy jar food as much as I can, even disguised it with he's favorite food: Yogurt, but he still prefers jar food! He eats the food I prepare, but very slowly and won't eat as much. I don't think its the taste of my food. I wont give him food I wont eat myself. He isn't fussy about tastes, because he eats olives for example. Anyone out there having the same trouble?

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Kenneka - posted on 12/06/2011

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I WOULD START HIM OUT WITH YOGURTS, APPLESAUCES, PUDDING THAT GROW INTO OTHER TEXTURES...MAYBE PASTA OR CEREAL OR SOMETHING. THAT MIGHT WORK TOO.

Kenneka - posted on 12/06/2011

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LOL NO BY BABY IS THE OPPOSITE. SHE MIGHT EAT THE FRUITS AND ALL, BUT MOSTLY SHE LIKES OUR FOOD.

Ronelda - posted on 11/24/2011

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Thank you for all the replies! I think it might be the textures. I also only give him jar food when I go out. Maybe he will outgrow it. I realized now that he has a cold and maybe that is why he doesn't feel like chewing a lot due to difficulty breathing or even teething?

Stifler's - posted on 11/23/2011

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I never gave any to my kid except when we went out. he didn't like it anyway. just don't give him jar food and keep offering home made stuff.

Bonnie - posted on 11/23/2011

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My boys were the same way. Mostly jar food at that age. My first son didn't break away from jar food until he was around 15 months. My second son was more around a year.

Tamara - posted on 11/23/2011

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I wouldn't worry, its just something new, new textures new flavores new smells. Just keep trying then use the other food he does like as 'back up' after he has tried the other stuff.

Its not you or your cooking its just what he is use to. If you give in now and only give him what he likes you will have an extreamly picky eater on your hands. If you let him explore now it wont be near as bad. what you can try is say small elbow noodles over cook them just a touch so they basicly melt in your mouth and he can use them as finger foods they are pretty bland maybe after a few tries add a touch of sauce. I really wouldnt worry to much. just don't give in.

Kellie - posted on 11/23/2011

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Is it the texture of the jar food he likes maybe? Is it the super smooth kind or chunky?

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