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#1 crisis



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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:21 PM

DS1 took to it quite quickly. We're on week 2 with Matthew and he's just not interested. Keeps his mouth closed most of the time, and the times I manage to get anything in, he pushes it all out again. He's not interested in teething rusks either. Chucks it after about 5 minutes of gnawing at it, and point blank refuses to hold onto it again if I try to give it back to him.

I'm "feeding" him once a day with rice cereal. Try for 30 mins and then give up (or until he starts screeching blush.gif ).

Tossing up if I should increase to twice a day in the hope he'll get interested, or change to something else like mashed carrot...(rice cereal is kind of blah).

I'm not too concerned since he's quite a chunky fella for his age and loves the boob. But just after some suggestions as I would like to get things moving along. Or should I just leave it altogether for a week or two?
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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:59 PM

I agree, rice cereal is truly blah. My DS wasn't remotely interested in it - but tiny pasta bits with bologneise sauce, now you're talking!! I'd try him with some different flavours and textures and, if he's still not interested, give it a break for a week or two then try over.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 08:22 AM

It took Angus about 6 weeks to get into eating. We started at 6 months but stopped and started because he wasn't interested. I think we moved on from rice cereal - there is no problem with moving on to other foods.

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:13 AM

it took until about 9ish months with DD before she would truly take to eating. I didn't worry about it too much as she was still having milk. I figured she would get there when she was ready to.

Oh, and I offered rice cereal to her once, she refused, then I tasted it myself and promptly threw the packet out!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 11:58 AM

I'd give up on rice cereal and try something tastier like carrot or apple puree. I wouldn't be interested in rice cereal either tongue.gif
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 01:43 PM

Neither of mine have had rice cereal. They both started on avocado. I would look at trying other ranges of foods. Most kids like pureed pear or apple to start with
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:20 PM

Food before 1 is just for fun.

That was my motto when my 1st son was trying solids. Milk is their main food source before 1.

I would do what others have suggested & trying different flavors & textures
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 02:56 PM

I'd just be trying a tiny bit every day or two and not pushing it at all. Maybe even sitting him down with some finger foods in front of him to play with without even going near his mouth would work!

Does he eat with you all? Having him sitting at one meal with you per day just seeing stuff would be enough, even if none of it goes down. If he's not showing any interest and is happy with milk then he's obviously not starving!

We started with a few purees. There is a great way of doing purees where you grate the carrot/pumpkin/sweet potato, then soften in a saucepan with a bit of butter, then pop a lid on and cook on very low for only about 15 minutes, no water. The taste is sensational and you're not losing any flavour or nutrients into cooking water. Then you can just mash/blend until smooth - if they don't mind chunks you can just stir it through with a spoon.

We'd make a whole heap and use it ourselves to put through risottos or pastas and Eddie would just have some puree, although we actually did mostly finger food after the first few weeks.

FWIW he showed utterly no interest until bang on 6 months, and then he was all systems go - they all have a different point when that happens so don't stress if it isn't now for your DS.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:16 AM

DD wasn't into soilds until well after 6 months, even at 1 she wasn't really interested.

She never liked rusks, we had much more success with mum mums (rice rusks that just disolve). She prefered rice ceral with fruit mixed in as long as it was completely smooth, any lumps and she's point blank refuse it
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:49 PM

OMG rice cereal is gross, I'm not surprised he isn't interested! lol. I'd be trying something tastier like pear and just keep it fun, you could always try some baby led solids approach too, I found this an easy way to get interest in DS2 as he would sit and watch his brother eat and had food to suck on too.

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