Need Urgent Advice On Solids And 7 Month Old

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K8 - March 4

Hi all, i was just a little worried about my dd, she is 7 months and one week old and thus far has only ever had small amounts (maybe 2 or 3 teaspoons) of solids. I make my own for her by steaming fresh fruit and veg and she hasnt taken to it at all. At first she would try some then drywretch violently until it all came up. Nowadays she eats a little more but i have to trick her into openning her mouth after the first few mouthfulls by holding her sippy cup near her mouth so she opens it for a drink. She is definately getting better slowly. And doesnt drywretch nearly as much but its still an effort? Some people are telling me to just wait it out and keep trying and she will eat when she is ready, Do you agree? I find if i mix the food with some of her rice cereal she will eat it better. I had her booked in to see if there was something wrong with her gag reflex but thats actually gotten much better in the last week.??? Sorry for the long post just wanted any advice. Did anyone elses lo take a while to accept solids? Thnks in advance (oh and no comments on the fact that she might not like my cooking! LOL) :)

 

ssmith - March 4

Do you puree it really well? I made all my own food too, but couldn't do peas or beans, or meat because even the slightest little lump would make my dd gag and wretch. I had to buy the peas, beans & meat in jars because of the smoother texture. It could just be that she is taking a little longer to get accustomed to solids. In Canada, we are advised not to even start solids (rice cereal) until 6 months....so a 7 month old would only just be starting on fruits & veg. ...

 

AnytimeLittleone - March 4

K8 - try the jarred baby food. Its super smooth, and easier for them to swallow... Ive been trying to puree my own foods lately.. and I cant seem to get anything as smooth as even a stage 2 veggie. Try the jars! My dd has been eating solids since 3 months old, and is a total food pro.. and yet, will still gag if I make my own food...!

 

K8 - March 4

i have bought the jars and tried and my bamix does get it as smooth as the jars from what ive tried, but i will try the jars again. Thanks gals here in Australia we also dont start untill 6 months so i guess its only been a month or so - it just feels like its taking a long time.... :) thanks again

 

Bonnie - March 4

Not to sound rude, lol, but does she like the jars? Maybe it's your cooking? :D Actually I can say that in jest because Mason HATED my cooking and would only eat the jarred foods, the little twerp.

 

Bonnie - March 4

Doh! I just missed your last sentence, lmao. But hey....my son hated my own cooking so what can I say. ;)

 

K8 - March 4

Ha Ha No Bonnie it seems she has a dislike for ALL things solid not just my cooking lol. How can i go wrong with steaming vegies? ha she obviously isnt like me because i eat anything that even slightly resembles food. :)

 

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