Eating grown up foods.

Glena - posted on 04/20/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My boy just turned 14 months on the 19th and he still won't touch big people food. He acts like he want it, but when you try to give him food he just turns his head. We have tried mashed potato's several times and he throws them up. 3rd step baby food with chunks he throws up. I have given him greenbeans, french fries and other food and he just plays with it, but give him wood chips and he will stick it in his mouth. He has 7 teeth in front so I don't know if he needs more teeth to chew or what. Any suggestions would help. Thanks.

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Samantha - posted on 04/30/2010

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darlin..its a phase, he will get over it...and it will get better!! if he is throwing up foods that he is used to you should talk to your doctor about acid reflux, it CAN and does happen! keep trying, and dont let it hurt ur feelings too much that he doesnt want to try your food!!!

Louise - posted on 04/23/2010

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Learning to eat lumps can be difficult for some children what you need to do is feed him baby food so that he is not starving and ten give him some raisins or grapes or dried cereal to explore. Most of it he will play with but eventually he will put it in his mouth. Leave him to play. Just watch what he does eat and then the next feed give him more baby food and the food he has tried with something else. This could take quite a while but eventually he will put food in his mouth and learn to chew. My daughter did not have any teeth until she was 12 months and only 6 teeth at 14 months but she still managed to eat french stick! The gums are very hard and are able to chew even without teeth. Just try giving foods often but if he is still not eatting solid foods by 18 months then this needs looking at by a professional. Good luck!

Shawni - posted on 04/23/2010

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sounds like hes got enough teeth, try blending the food up so its easier then gradually make it more lumpy, or u can try giving him something he can eat on his own like fish fingers and leave him for a while to see if he'll eat any of it

Sabrina - posted on 04/20/2010

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My daughter had a similar problem when she was a baby. Talk to you doctor. My daughter's problem was a texture issue. We had to see a specialist to get her to try new things. It was a long process. Good Luck!

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