Desiree, Hi, My baby is now 12 months, he keeps the food in his mouth and not swallow it, after some times he just split it. Tonight he just started signing “all done” as soon as he saw his dinner. Even pureed food max she eats is 1oz total for the day. It’s an eye opener and will help you take steps to give them the best start with eating table foods well (even if it already isn’t going well): Click here to Grab a Free Seat in the Table Foods Workshop Now! Think about breading soft foods and trying chicken nuggets, etc. Over the past two months, I’ve noticed a lot of gagging and only a desire to eat one or two bites of food and no desire for anything like yogurt or applesauce. But it never happened. I’d actually not eliminate her other foods, but work more on the underlying sensory issues, check out this post for some specific strategies. The most we can get her to eat is actual babyfood and milk/pediasure. Alisha Grogan is a licensed occupational therapist and founder of Your Kid’s Table. Am kind of worried what will i do, Hello, Thanks for reaching out! I’ve let her play and exposed her to so many foods, I always eat with her and play and make it fun. Why does she locks her mouth for solid food??? As I said earlier, all babies develop at a different pace and needing a little more help is very common. Hey Genevieve, It's not normal for growing children to refuse to eat food for long periods of time. Alisha Grogan is a licensed occupational therapist and founder of Your Kid’s Table. He won’t let me put any food in his mouth. Thank you! We do some facial touching/massages, touching the spoon to her lips, letting her chew on a clean spoon, and dipping the spoon in some purées. A friend adviced I take him to see a therapist. Roy, I’d check out this post, it’s a step by step tutorial: HI i have a premature baby 10 months old. She does lick the baby cookie and plays with it. There are a few really powerful strategies you can use away from the highchair that will directly impact your baby eating solids during meals. We eventually (at 13 months) had to cut back on breastfeeding some to get him to take more solids. Get inspired, plan your meals, or just copy the done for you meal ideas with this awesome printable for toddlers and babies! Great Question! Touching can be really helpful in the first step of eating. Save your spot HERE I’d recommend making sure to reach out to your doctor to discuss allergic reaction and what foods to be looking out for, if you haven’t already. Best, I think she doesn’t mind the taste, but she just pushes it out with her tongue. I have’t tried him on puffs in a while because he’s on the small side and I was trying to stick to higher calorie foods. I will try some of the suggestions to see if it helps. Think about other types of crunchy foods, even freeze dried fruits if he’s able to chew those. Hi I am a first time mother, my baby is 10 months old he started eating baby food some when he was 5 months old when he turned 8 months he started only wanting his bottle with his formula an then he started eating just fruits, he hates veggies I’ve tried over 20 different things ways N he hates it just likes fruits only, well a few weeks ago he had a double ear infection an stopped eating baby food and hasn’t wanted anything since even though I offer all the time, he also won’t eat puffs or any kind of finger foods he can hold them an has used teething rings for a long time, so he knows how to put stuff to his mouth I’m worried he won’t be eating by the time he’s a year old what do I do please help, HI. 5. Best, You can email us as [email protected] and we can gladly send that to you! I have a baby girl 5 months old, only milk is what she’s getting, I tried cereal she did kind a eat very little of it, two times a day, one in the morning and dinner, in between hours she takes bottles of similac. I HAE A SIMILAR SITUATION WITH MY 10 MONTHS OLD. Oh and I think it’s still good to offer food, just don’t force it. My son is 7 months old and he started out eating cereal at 4 months and loved it! But if your son still doesn't eat at least a bit after about a week, if you notice serious weight loss (a bit is ok for the initial re--training phase) or if he shows other symptoms that cause concern (e.g. Surely someone has had this issue before?? But over a period of several days or weeks, most toddlers consume the necessary nutrients needed to thrive. Plus, she’s almost 3 and still won’t eat vegetables — even the few she was eating before.” “My son is almost 2 and has suddenly stopped eating …what are the reasons a toddler won’t eat?” “My 2 1/2 year old son will only eat a certain brand of chicken and French fries (of which I try to bake). You can also read more about typical feeding milestones for babies just to have a reference point. He gags occasionally but not often and rarely spits the food out. I’m very desperate, I keep mixing the baby food with her milk and she has accepted pretty much all flavors, but no success with solids. My baby is 23 months old, he is not taking food with interest/properly from the beginning itself. He very little and if I sit next to him and hand feed him dry food or if I add kitchen scraps like hot dogs, and chicken. If I give her a stick of celery or raw carrot, she loved to take them to her mouth and play with them. We have struggles to give her formula so solids are certainly not getting any intake anytime soon. Learn more about her. It is working, have hope and get help from people who can give you some great ideas and where to start. We do also have a free workshop that helps with transitioning to table foods, full of helpful strategies. by two we def- need answers. Desiree, Hi, My baby is now 9months, he keeps the food in his mouth and not swallow it, after some times he just split it. Please anyone a prayer I would love oh so much!L! Let me tell you, if my shaking, wincing, pissed off baby eventually took to solid foods, your baby will too. He drinks pedisure, and water. He has played with the spoon. Best, It will help with setting up a positive environment as well as walking you through how to set up mealtimes. I tried making oatmeal cookies and adding sweet potatoes and carrots but he knew. The American Academy of Family Physicians advises offering your child 1 tablespoon of food for each year of age. I love breastfeeding her, and it seems like the natural thing to do rather than force her to eat several meals a day. Sometimes feeding her was a nightmare and some days she did great. We do also have a workshop for what kinds of foods to offer first that may be helpful as well. My 3.5 year old son won’t eat anything solid. But now he’s not eating anything basically besides bread toast pankcakes quesadillas and grilled cheese. The more they touch and interact with the food the closer they’ll be to eating it. So frustrating. How to Get a Two-Year-Old Toddler to Eat Solid Food. Offer wet food and dry food with different textures and shapes (pâté, stew, broth, triangular kibble, round kibble, etc.). Babies that are having difficulty with coordination, or oral motor skills (find exercises with that link) as feeding therapists say, usually gag when trying to swallow or after getting the food into their mouth. She is now 11 months and seems to be even pickier, she will only eat yogurt strawberries Cheerios and crunchy snack type foods, sometimes toast. Also, if you haven’t seen it yet, I’d check out our free workshop. You may have a baby that won’t eat any type of food, like puffs, cut up fruit, or toast. I’d keep up with the tooth brushing using a firm pressure, try not to go to far back in his mouth initially, but slowly increase over time. My child is 4 and has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He didn’t gain weight between 9 and 12 months. Just recently I started giving him stage 2 and 3 foods. My son is turning 4 yrs old next month and he has started refusing any food except milk…..he used to eat everything earlier but now he prefers only milk I give him in glass ….whatever food I offer it’s so hard to make him eat now and I’m so upset…why did he stop eating food and only drinking milk? You can Save your Seat Here. He doesn't want to chew even though he understands the concept of chewing (he'll make the motion and say nom nom nom when there isn't food in his mouth). Im really worried because he will be going to nursery school soon and I want him to be able to eat well while at school. She has severe SPD and I am beside myself just trying to keep her healthy. So, I know what you feel! I’d try and guide his messy hand to his mouth in a playful, fun way. Once he vomited the food mixed with milk. Should I give him baby puree food after he eats his crackers to fill him up? Other way all waste items she put in her mouth like tissue paper, cloths, toys, tbermocol etc. If your baby doesn’t like solid baby food and won’t accept any table foods of finger foods by 9 months old, it’s a good idea to get an evaluation either from the free early intervention program in your state or from a feeding therapist. Desiree, My daughter is almost 10 months old and won’t eat solids at all. i have been to the doctor who claims that i should be slowing a lot his milk intake and advised what he called “shock therapy” – to refuse to breastfeed him and literally starve him so that he will be forced to eat solids! I have to feed him baby food to make sure that he is eating! For many children, a spoon is much easier to handle than a fork. He doesn't want to chew even though he understands the concept of chewing (he'll make the motion and say nom nom nom when there isn't food in his mouth). Plus, she’s almost 3 and still won’t eat vegetables — even the few she was eating before.” “My son is almost 2 and has suddenly stopped eating …what are the reasons a toddler won’t eat?” “My 2 1/2 year old son will only eat a certain brand of chicken and French fries (of which I try to bake). When we first introduced baby purees he loved them, had no issue eating them at all and ate a ton. Best, My son is 2.5 years old with sensory processing disorder! How? If your baby doesn’t like solid baby food and won’t accept any table foods of finger foods by 9 months old, it’s a good idea to get an evaluation either from the free early intervention program in your state or from a feeding therapist. He was immediately nursing better and within two weeks he was eating solids completely age appropriately. Then we tried little bites of food. Breast milk remained my granddaughter’s main source of nutrition, while regular, healthy table foods were introduced as she sat with Mom & Dad at their mealtimes. Get your free Learn to Eat Table Food Cheat Sheet printable here! Wow, those are some great eating skills at her age, so her refusal sounds like it’s related to sensory, sensitivity to textures. Desiree. She will only drink tea and juice boxes, NOTHING ELSE. My 8-and-half-month-old still has his tongue thrust reflex strong and nothing that goes in his mouth gets swallowed. I love using the rubber toothbrush/Nuk Brush with a firm pressure right before meals. Just trying to get him to engage in the foods and touch can be a huge step forwards. Man cannot live on bread alone…but toddlers are ready and willing to test that theory. Best, I'm wondering if he'll simply out grow this or if it's something to worry about. He usually chokes when the consistence of the food is a little thicker. It was until 10 months that I could get him to eat anything. Babies completely rely on milk for nutrition until around their first birthday. She seemed to like it and then we introduced new food items every 3 days. Do you think that he has a sensory issue or motor skills issue? Mostly, he will pick it up and drop it and get messy. Any other solids I put in front of her she doesn’t want. Sounds like you are doing a great job with giving her opportunities to play with the spoon and trying a variety of foods!! This is just him in the grocery store seeing this colorful bags and screaming bloody murder. Desiree, My child is 3 years he is not taking solid food I am really worried about him, Hey! Hello, my daughter just turned 1 refuses anything going near her mouth, she doesnt chew toys, nothing, she only has her first 2 teeth coming in now. All foods that dissolve in your mouth. Desiree, Hi, my baby is 6.5 months old..she is refusing purees and when I tried blw He was super hungry and hence super impatient, literally hated it in his highchair and screamed his head off – he wanted his milk! Desiree. Hey Doroty, my son used to eat usual asian table food when he was still 6++months old. I too have a 2 year old daughter that has never eaten solid food. I’d work on trying to see if he is interested in some meltables ie:puffs as this can be something different and he can touch and pick up! May little on is 6 and 1/2 months old. Did you see the link in the post about how to transition to table foods? How to Get a Two-Year-Old Toddler to Eat Solid Food. Same here. Desiree, I really needs help for my 2.5 yrs old son who don’t want to chew or taking any solid foods. His growth is ok but feeding him is like torture as he eatings very slowly and no solids at all. That way she'll feel more in control and you won't feel like you're wasting food if she doesn't eat it. You can save your seat here The swallow test may or may not help, but I’d suggest getting started with early intervention, the link for more help is above in the post. It will walk you through some feeding ideas, so you can see if you are missing a piece of the puzzle! He will not drink hardly anything from a sippy cup! Best, She is touching food and throwing, but not putting in mouth. this can help stimulate some tongue movement that is great for learning to chew. I’ve tried switching it up, making different things, I even tried spoon feeding her (she loved to feed herself before) but it’s still a no. While I don’t want you to worry, I know it’s tempting to keep waiting it out, and unfortunately, some doctors advise this quite often. Sometimes when she puts it in her mouth she immediately pulls it out or spits it out like it disgusts her. Mine won’t eat anything solid at that time. My son who will turn 4 in June, is also still not eaiting any food. So sorry you are dealing with this. She too is in speech and ot. I love breastfeeding her, and it seems like the natural thing to do rather than force her to eat several meals a day. If they are not yet eating any solid foods (swallowing) you can also check out our free workshop full of strategies on how to help them make this transition. Thanks for reaching out to us! 1.6 IB is normal for a 6 week old kitten. She gags when I try to make the texture more chunky and I really don't know what to do. And as he is not eating much fibre in his diet he is mostly constipated.Please help me i am very fedup now. Jeni1105. With my 11 months old I never had any problem feeding her anything.puree food , breakfast,and chunky fruits.she was eating pieces of fruits like watermelon,banana apple anything by herself, she was eating so well.but when she was nine and half months she started being fussy with food I used to take an hour to feed her even small amount but now she completely stopped eating solid foods even fruits(only eats berries when she wants) .i am so frustrated, sometimes I even cry begging her to eàt a spoonful,I try to play music when she is eating ,I take her to deck to divert her mind,I sit with her to eat my lunch and dinner.it’s been one and half months off from solid,please help me what can I do?I m trying everything I could just not working. My son who will now be five years old in two weeks is now only eating peanut butter and Jelly Sandwiches and nutrigrain bars. 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