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#1 Kerala

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:01 PM

DD hasn't been fantastic with veggies the last couple of months, she is fine to pick up food and feed herself and is able to eat wiht a spoon, just needs some more practice.

Recently, in an attempt to get her to eat fresh veggies (which she doesn't like to self feed if I do in chunks) I mashed them up all together and she ate them (including greens - which she has always turned her nose up at)! I was so pleased, that I have been continuing to feed her mashed veggies, letting her put the odd spoon in her mouth when she is inclined. This has been about a week now, so I am absolutely thrilled. Only concern I have is am I making a rod for my own back by giving her soft mushy food and feeding it to her (she will have some rice and mince she feeds herself after her veggies)??? It was so damn hard to get her to eat veggies that weren't from a tube or jar...

Any thoughts??
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

She's still only really young, so I see now harm in you shovelling in some spoonfulls, especially if it's all good vegies. Just roll with I say smile.gif
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 11:15 PM

DS is 15 months and we do a combo of different types of feeding. He often just uses his hands but is starting to use a spoon and fork now to do a bit of his dinner with. I still shovel as much as I can in between his mucking around though as it's quicker and I feel like he's going to bed with a full belly. At this age, I don't think there's anything wrong with doing whatever you want to get the food in. smile.gif

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Posted 17 June 2012 - 12:20 AM

Just do whatever works! You could give the mash alongside some chicken strips and/or steamed broccoli or cauliflower florets? I like to do lots of familiarization with meals, it goes on their plate, I don't make a big deal or try and make them try it, it's just there, and eventually they give it a try.




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