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idk what is wrong with her

my niece is almost 6 months and no matter how hard we try she won't eat from a spoon or eat her jar food and she keeps running outta formula cause she wants to just take her bottle help????

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Asked by katelynnmommy23 at 7:04 PM on Sep. 10, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Just keep offering...she can survive on formula alone up until a year or has enough nutrients. It can take up to 10 attempts of a food to get them to like it...maybe let her play in it instead of using the spoon?

    Answer by Jademom07 at 7:06 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • she is only 6 months.... she is just starting solids she may just simply not be ready, so just keep up on the formula and slowly introduce it once a week if she still rejects it then wait another week, just cause she is 6 months its not a magical number where they are ready to eat solids

    Answer by Lovebeingmomto1 at 7:06 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • Just keep trying, stop trying to feed her anything but cereal and thin it a lot with formula. She will be ok without it for now but she is probably not liking the thicker texture and stronger flavors.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 7:14 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • be persistant itll come and one day she will eat 6 jars and the next she will only want her bottle its difficult to adjust to so many changes so quickly but just keep trying also feeding her in a swing bouncy seat or on her daddys lap may ease her anxieties a bit more getting her to relax more and be more willing to try the new foods

    Answer by katiekruschke at 7:28 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • At this age don't try to substitute solids for a bottle just b/c you are running out. Her main source of nutrition is from her formula right now. Solids are only for taste and experiments at this age. IN a few months just try giving her small soft peices of food and she might like feeding herself. My daughter would much rather feed hersef than eat off a spoon.

    Answer by calliesmommie at 7:51 PM on Sep. 10, 2009

  • mix it in her formula or in a cereal bottle. It took sometime for my son to enjoy food. But each child has their own time for everything. My son is standing at 7 months while my friends son won't even crawl. Your daughter will accept it in her own time but try mixing baby single grain or wheat cereal with juice in a bottle or with formula.

    Answer by TACXBCBJC at 2:28 AM on Sep. 11, 2009

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