Jack is now over 2 years old and is still only eating stage 1 baby food, and sometimes not even that! The only food he never refuses is fromage frais/yoghurt. Lumps are an absoulute no no and finger food gets thrown on the floor instantly.
We have tried all sorts - giving a spoon of youghurt then a spoon of 'proper (puree) food' (gets spat out) Letting him play with the food (just gets thrown on the floor) mixing different tastes (spat out) distraction techniques!
I am pretty certain there is no medical reason that he cant eat solids, as he has in the past eaten bits of banana,choc buttons and skips ( bite and dissolve foods as reccomended by SALT) all of which are now refused.
He also refuses to drink anything but milk from anything but a bottle, despite again numerous attempts.
Any advice on this would be truly appreciated, its becoming a real worry as it has been going on far too long now.
Hi, we're having similar problems with George at the moment. He was eating dinners as long as they were pureed with NO lumps in, but for the last few days he won;t even eat them. He will eat finger food though but only occassionally will eat some jam sandwiches. He will always eat quavers, biscuit, cake, choc, raisins, grapes, weetbix, readybrek and fromage frais but at the moment that is basically all he has. It gets really frustrating doesn;t it, he will never try anything new and always examines anything that doesn;t look familiar then it will usually end up on the floor. A couple of days ago I put his dish of dinner in front of him as he was feeding himself and I turned away to do something else, thinking he was eating but when I looked round he had put both hands in the food and was wiping it in his hair, if it wasn;t so funny I think I would have cried. Then tonight I gave him his dish and he threw it straight on the floor. He signs biscuit about 10 times a day and I'm sure if I let him he would just eat those and nothing else. I'm hoping its just a phase as he was doing really well, feeding himself as long as it was lump free food, but I'm running out of ideas now. Sorry I can't offer any advice but at least you know its not just you. How often do you see a SALT? xxxxx
Post by tantalizintina on Oct 14, 2008 14:42:20 GMT
Hiya we're having the same probs too.... i know lewis is only 9months old but he was eating lumps fine!!! now he's constantly messing about with food... i'd originally popped on here to ask u guys 4 advise so i'll just watch this thread.. i'm having 2 wear an apron 2 feed him as he's spraying me..lol.. cheesy mash is his fave this week xxx
She overcame it herself in the end ...........I found her in the kitchen happily tucking into the cat's biscuits!!!!! She then started eating hoola hoops! Never looked back since really - as far as lumps are concerned.
Probably not the solution you are looking for, I know!!!
I cant get Rosie to eat anything but warmed up Hipp Organic 1st stage jars baby food. Will not have anything with lumps, or have anything cold, or do finger food. Oh and she will not drink anything cold either so no water or juice. Boo hoo.
We have have feeding issues on and off. Finger food is still very hit and miss - it usually has to involve something sweet or chocolate on it!! I stopped buying jars a while back - i was throwing away more than was being eaten!! Lucy likes lasagne,cauliflower cheese, jack potato with cheese and beans and any soup with a bread roll - the lumps still have to be fairly small but i feel we are making progress - You will get there ! The other thing i find - Lucy prefers to eat from my plate than her own ;D
god my kimmy sounds like a right pig, kimmy always seemed interested in food especially when we were eating from just few weeks old odd i know and my dad used to ru the meat or whatever on her lips or let her suck a bitto get the taste it then turned into if she had just got a bottle and saw we were eatings he wanting that she was such a lil chubb i had to wean at 13 weeks as she just wanted food ryan made her dinners in work which was really well blended and gradually more lumps appear she has started finger foods now toast etc i just put a bowel down with sanswhiches few crisps straewberries she loves these and she eats what she wants, possibly try just rubing the meat on his lip so he can getthe taste it could be that he just doesnt like the texture of the food at the min
Your experience sounds just like mine with Freddie - he won't drink anything - so no milk or water. We have to give him yogurts to make up his calcium, and loves these to bits. Otherwise we seem to take 1 step forwards and ten back. Freddie has bimbled along the bottom of the weight charts since he was born and we are soon going to start Pro-Cal (sorry if wrong name - don't have the info to hand) to beef him up a bit. I have to feed him everything and he won't take bites off a bigger thing (i.e. it has to go on a spoon). Finger foods go on the floor (along with the plates, spoon and anything else he can throw). At the moment we are on 10 month old baby food in jars (and only Heinz mums own brand for some reason). Would love to be further forward - especially as life with a newborn would be much easier if Freddie could feed himself occasionally! But I guess he will get there when he wants to get there.....?
breaylyn is nearly 3 1/2 she wont eat anything with lumps in she lives on soup and jars of baby food she has no problems with puddings as long as there is no lumps she wont feed herself yet she wont come of the bottle and has never held it herself she would go without rather than hold it she has never had sweets or crisps she just throws them one the floor one day i hope she will start to do things herself