My 7 month old has recently started to refuse her baby foods...

[deleted account] ( 11 moms have responded )

My 7 month old has recently started to refuse her baby foods at all meals throughout the day! She has a couple bites and then she takes the spoon and refuses to let me have it as she chews on it and when I take it she get extremely frustrated. She may be teething, which is causing her to rather chew the spoon. But I'm just concerned that she's not getting her nutrition. I'm wondering if anyone else has gone through this and how can I solve it!?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Brandi - posted on 02/18/2009

111

7

23

I have a really independent baby too. Since I couldn't get him to eat anything off of a spoon for months I started making pancakes with his baby cereal and baby fruit/vegi's. Just add 1/4 cup dry infant cereal and on '1st foods' puree to your pancake batter and cook as usual. I make big batch and freeze them that way there is always something for my husband to heat up for the baby that he will actually eat. (I've also seen a recipe on the oatmeal box for a meat loaf using vegis and infant cereal)

Heidi - posted on 02/16/2009

4

27

2

I have to agree with the above...My son wanted nothing to do with baby foods once he had a taste of the 'real thing' and he has been eating table foods since then. YOu just do your best to get them the nutrition they need as much as possible and they will let you know if they are hungry. If you have a rough day and cant get her to eat enough in your mind you could always give her a pediasure on occasion to fill in for some vitamins she may not be getting...or maybe a flinstones vitamin... Another thing I did for my son was chop his food for him...whatever we ate I would use my 'pampered Chef chopper' and chop it up pretty fine so he could eat it.. it worked well! Good Luck! Hope that helps!

11 Comments

View replies by

Rebecca - posted on 02/18/2009

8

3

0

My son frfused baby food from the beginning. I think he only ate the green beans maybe twice and that was it. For his it was too bland. I started giving him real food. I just cut it small enough so he could just swallow it and not choke.

[deleted account]

One idea is to dip pieces of whole grain bread or small pieces of rice cakes into the baby food and place that on the high chair tray. The baby will love being able to pick up the food, but will still get the baby food along with it. I did that with all 3 of my kids and it worked. What you may also want to try is to put regular table food where she can see you smashing it a little with the back of a fork. She will see how it started and will be more interested in it. Personally, with my second and third child, I didn't even really buy jarred food. I had a hand blender and made my own food. That way it wouldn't mostly be water and whatever they DID eat, would be pure nutrition.

Jessica - posted on 02/16/2009

31

7

1

my son who is 19 monthz was eating baby foos at 4 monthz n then by the timehe was 6/7monthz didnt want to eat it anymore so i just stared himon our food but mad sure he ate lots of fruit n vegies but also my son cant eat dairy.so he drunk vitasoy milk which has lots of good stuff in it but my health care nurse said that it was fine my son was always healthy n he grew normally, i put alot of fruit n veggies blended it up nhe loved to drink it

[deleted account]

i talk to my local nurse about it when she was 7 months old and she told me to just put her on table food. if you read what is in your baby food it is only the veggie, or fruit and water, so really what is the difference between really food and baby food but texture

[deleted account]

there is the same nutrition in fresh veggies, frozen veggies, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, fruit in it's own juices, boiled chicken as there are in the baby food. just make sure when you are cooking food that you set some thing aside for your baby before adding the extra stuff like butter to your mashed potatoes. my daughter will not eat anything pureed. i had to go straight to table food. i just cut the meat up really small, leave her veggies in the steamer a little longer to make them more soft and then cut them up to bit size pieces for her and let her eat. Since i have been doing that she has let me feed her the 12 month baby food sometimes. my daughter is 10 months now and she eats what ever we eat. i have a few 12 month baby jars for when we are not eating the healthies that night and she is fine with that. her big thing was is she wanted to eat what we where eating

[deleted account]

Yes, she loves to feed herself. I give her a lot of finger foods. I'm worried she's not getting the nutrition the baby foods and pureed foods have to offer because she won't eat anything from the spoon and she won't eat the baby food because she can squish in her hands to play with instead. I'm not sure what variety of fruit, veggies and meats I can give her as a replacement for pureed baby foods that she can feed herself  without being able to choke on. Any ideas?

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009

46

23

3

She may just want to do things herself. Have you tried giving her simple finger foods?

Jennifer - posted on 02/16/2009

46

23

3

She may just want to do things herself. Have you tried giving her simple finger foods?

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms