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will no longer eat solids?

my son is being a brat, he was good at solids up until 2 days ago and now he refuses to eat them, he turns his head and flings his arms! what can i do! i even tried giving him grown up food but noooooo.


Asked by aliciatron at 3:41 PM on Mar. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son did this around that age. He wanted nothing to do with being spoon fed. even now if I try to give him something from a spoon he refuses to it unless he can do it himself. So I just started giving him table food like toast, cheerios soft fruits and veggies. And that's all you really can do is just keep offering food. He'll eat.

    Answer by grooveybabe004 at 7:27 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • let him try to feed himself. sometimes my daughter acts like that, but her interest is renewed when I put the spoon in her hand. It gets messy, but it works. I've even seen these new "dipper" spoons made for babies learning how to self-feed. They might be Gerber, but I can't remember.

    Answer by laadeedah at 3:42 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • How old is your baby? If he's really young, like 6 months, I wouldn't force it too much and just wait a few days and try again, making sure he's getting enough breastmilk or formula. If he's been eating solids for a long time, the above advice sounds good.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 3:45 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • hes 10 months

    Answer by aliciatron at 3:46 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • don't push it. he'll eat when he wants to. that doesn't make him a brat. just keep nursing him.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:05 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • He's not being a brat, he is acting his age. Sometimes they will go through little phases where they refuse to eat, or will only eat one thing etc. Your job is to offer him healthy food several times a day. It is his job to decide what and how much to eat. He will eat what he needs.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 6:25 PM on Mar. 11, 2009

  • thanks :]

    Answer by aliciatron at 7:59 PM on Mar. 11, 2009