Iam having trouble getting my son to eat table food. He was doing really good for awhile, now he doesn't want to have anything to do with it. Any suggestions?


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Kim - posted on 01/29/2009




How old is your son by the way?  This happened with my 2nd daughter...she was a chow hound with the baby food, but didn't take well to solids and would "choke" and gag when eating.  I actually got so scared my pediatrician recommended an occupational therapist!  Long story short...she's still a chow hound!  After I stopped hovering over her and let her experiment with her food, she ate everything!  I made sure all table food was baby friendly...and I gave her a spoon immediately when I was using one myself.  I would feed her with my spoon and she quickly learned to use hers (after some really colorful messes!)  She is now 18months and FREAKS out if I even try to help her eat...she eats everything and ONLY does it by herself...

Her favorites are:  peas and green beans out of the can, mac and cheese (either shells which she likes to put on her thumbs or frozen mac and cheese that I bake - it's really soft), kidney beans a little smushed, hamburger, yogurt with Cheerios mixed in or Rice Krispies, oatmeal, applesauce, etc. 

If you're trying to help him, put it in front of him while you ALSO eat, that way he can get the role model, and eventually his curiosity will take over.  Good luck!

Maria - posted on 01/28/2009




Do you make the funny sound when you are feeding him? like train sound or airplanes? what type of foods are you trying?

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