How can I keep my 5 month old focused while feeding him?

Dana - posted on 08/22/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




I started feeding my 5 month old son rice cereal 2 weeks ago. It was going fine until the last few days. I can't get him to stay still in the bumbo seat. He gets distracted, moves head from one side to the other, arches his back, etc.... He will open his mouth for the food and will take it the first few spoonfuls but after that he gets distracted. He will even turn his head, if the spoon is halfway in his mouth. I am able to feed him without any problems if I have him in my lap but something about being in the seat keeps getting him distracted. Any suggestions for keeping him focused while feeding him in the bumbo seat?


Dove - posted on 08/22/2012




If he's not interested.... he's not ready or he's telling you he's done. That's when you stop trying to feed him and get him out... not try to force him to have more.

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