November 2012 Moms

Not interested in solids?

Does anyone have a LO that is still not very interested in solids? Trying to get DS to take a bite of food is like herding cats. We have to distract him or make him smile to be able to get anything in his mouth. He has only shown an interest in eating anything a handful of times, but it doesn't last for very long.

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Re: Not interested in solids?

  • DD is not super interested either. She hated cereal, sort of like sweet potato, and was indifferent to pears. Have you tried a mesh feeder? She loves to chow down on frozen bananas.
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  • YEP! my DD was not at all impressed with cereal or purees. When I started letting her feed herself, she loved it! We are doing a "lite" version of BLW until she gets a little older. I will preload a spoon for her and hand it to her and she will feed herself. She also feeds herself baby mum mums and puffs on occasion. It is a bit of a mess to let her do it on her own but I'm ok with that Smile
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  • H was the same way until we started doing BLW. Turns out he is just an independent little guy and now will eat off the spoon either from me or from a preloaded one I give him.
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  • A loves staring at our food, but doesn't seem to want it herself - even when we're eating the same thing.  She will occasionally take bites if we feed her, but when I tried BLW, she wouldn't feed herself...she'd throw the food off of her tray - BUT, if I held it for her, she'd taste it.

  • image Magnolia0808:
    DD is not super interested either. She hated cereal, sort of like sweet potato, and was indifferent to pears. Have you tried a mesh feeder? She loves to chow down on frozen bananas.

    We've done it all: trying to feed him, pre-loading a spoon for him to feed himself, setting the bowl in front of him and letting him dump it on the tray and play with it, mesh feeders, eating off our fingers, BLW style chunks of bananas and avocados that we either hold for him or let him pick up and try himself. He's just not into it.

    He does seem to prefer to do it himself. The few times he has acted interested, he has grabbed the spoon himself and put it in his own mouth. The most interested in food he has been was when he got hold of my Jimmy Johns and put it in his mouth. We were so surprised and happy he was eating something that I let him hold it and nom it: bread, mayo, lunchmeats, lettuce, tomatoes and all. He mostly just got the bread soggy.

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  • I've been trying solids with L for about a month and a half and he JUST (yesterday) seemed interested in what I was giving him.  He inhaled 1/2 a jar like it was nothing and still wanted more. 

     I would just keep trying and see if he'll get interested. As long as he gets plenty of formula/BM, I would not force the issue.

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  • You might also try different times of day. We recently figured out that K loves to eat lunch, kinda does dinner, but is just not into breakfast. Same food, different places in his schedule. So funny.
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