Rejecting Cereal 9 5 Month Old

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DDT - December 1

Hello my 9.5 month old has been outright refusing to eat any of his cereal for the last 3 days. The most he would take was 3tbsp yesterday. Could it be that he only wants finger foods now for breakfast? BUT he will only eat "dry" finger foods at the moment...even though I continously offer him the "wet" foods. He fights his lunch a little and I have no problems with his dinner. Could it be a stage or should I forgo the battle of cereal and skip to finger foods instead. Is it okay to stop cereal at this age? He drinks formula so gets most of his iron from that source. Thanks!

 

DB - December 1

Hi DDT. Audrey has been doing the same thing! She had all of three bites this morning! I gave up and offered her cheerios and she ate a handful of those and I had a ripe avocado so she had that for breakfast too!! I am thinking I may try some pancakes soon. Or else I don't know what else to give her?! Lunch is becoming a little battle too. I had to distract her with cheese to get her to eat her beef and sweet potatoes. Once she ate all the cheese the only way she would eat is if she didn't see the spoon coming ( like she was watching dh wash something in the sink and I would just shove it in)...UGH! Feeding her is sooo hard lately especially since I never know if it's her appet_te or her food preferences!! Sorry, I'm not much help!

 

kimberly - December 1

Do you ever mix fruit in it to make it taste better? If not you could try to feed it to her that way. But at 9.5 months they can have just finger foods for breakfast. As long as they are still getting enough formula it shouldn't be a problem.

 

kimberly - December 1

Sorry DDT, I meant him!!

 

DDT - December 1

kimberly: He eats a variety of cereal (basically all of them out there except for the 12 month cereals) so he gets a lot of different flavours. I also use the plain oat cereal occasionely and mix some pear into it. Over the last 3 days I've offered him 3 different kinds of cereal and still no luck. I think I may try some other finger foods (pancakes is a great idea DB!). He never ate much cereal in the morning anyway...about 6tbsp. I think we will make the move onto just finger foods in the morning. He drinks about 18-22oz formula a day...3 bottles 5-8oz each. So, he is getting enough formula for his age. DB: Caden is the same way as Audrey...More often than not I have to distract him to get a spoonful in. Its so hard to think up new finger foods especially when he is so picky.

 

countrymom401 - December 2

My lo is also 9 months and I stopped giving him cereal for breakfast. I usually give him toast with baby fruit on it or dry. He loves frozen blueberries half thawed so lots of times I give him that. I give my lo cereal about half hour before bed. If you guys are giving pancakes how are you making them? I know they can't have egg whites yet. Just wondering cause that sounds like a great idea.

 

DB - December 2

Ooh, I didnt think about the egg whites. I'm going to look for a pancake recipe without egg whites and see what I come up with...Surely there has to be one!

 

DB - December 2

From wholesomebabyfood.com Baby Cereal Pancakes - read below for extra hints and tips! 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/2 cup baby barley cereal (or other baby cereal) 1 cup formula (or another liquid such as milk) 1/2 cup mashed banana (or fruit of your choice) 1 tbsp melted margarine or b___ter (unsalted type) 3 egg yolks 1/2 cup baby oatmeal apple juice (about 1/2 cup) or use water if you prefer Add cinnamon, nutmeg, dash of vanilla or other flavorings if you wish! Mix all ingredients together and add enough juice to make pancake consistency. Cook on cook top in frying pan as with "regular" pancakes! **Freezes Well** Our visitors have said: This recipe makes "a ton" and "so many I couldn't believe it" This recipe "freezes very nicely" Toppings: Spread with a yogurt and fruit puree mix instead of maple syrup Spread with plain fruit puree Spread a thin layer of cream cheese mixed with pureed fruits Drizzle plain yogurt over pancakes I'm not sure why there are 2 different types of cereals on here?!?!? I guess it doesn't matter?

 

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