having trouble getting my 10 month old to eat

Naomi - posted on 08/09/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




How do I get my almost 11mth old to eat? I try every meal but she either spits it out or screams and won't take it. I have tried all sorts of food. She likes bread so I often give her bread in the day. Then for dinner (the only meal she will eat) I give her avocado, and some other puree of foods. She is my second child so I know about consistancy which helped get my son to eat solids. I just have had a real problem getting her to eat. She is bottle fed now as she refused taking my breast at about 8mths. Help Mummies..


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Claire - posted on 08/09/2011




I would try giving her variety of things she has liked so far and let her eat. If she refuses, put it out of her reach and eat yoru own food. More than likely, she just wants what you're having and feels left out with this completely different food.

Lydia - posted on 08/09/2011




my daughter almost didn't eat anything until she figured out how to use the spoon by herself. it was a struggle to feed her, she'd spit out anything that came from my spoon. than once she figured out to use the spoon properly she started eating well and also takes food that i feed her. I had no idea it was that while i was in the situation but now afterwards it looks like she just wanted to figure it out first by herself.... anyways at 10 months she was not eating much, at about 12 months all of sudden her solid intake grew! just keep trying, give her options, let her use her fingers and/or spoon to eat.

Deepti - posted on 08/09/2011




keep experimenting with different foods. it may take time for her to develop taste for foods. BTW, kids prefer sweet things like mashed bananas , apples.
sometimes, they just want to taste their mothers. instead of feeding her, start eating her food on your own and avoid giving to her. watch her response. does she look curious or want that food in her mouth. then give her a little bit. this has worked for me.
all the best

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