From about 11-13 months we had a struggle with our baby's eating. She used to eat great as a baby, whatever I gave her, and then all of a sudden she got picky and didn't want everything she was given and quit eating as much. Well, I felt a lot better once I learned that it's normal that age to slow down in the amount of food they eat. They don't need as much food as they did when they were little babies, and it's normal to start to get particular and test new things. Just keep at it, keep giving her new thing AND things she definitely likes. After trying all sorts of things we found some "staples" she would always eat, like scrambled eggs with cheese (w pureed broc. and cauliflower for a nutrition boost), fruit, bread w/ peanut butter, cheese cubes, sweet potato fries and sweetened carrots. Hope that helps. She's eating much better now. Also make sure she isn't getting too full on liquids or snacks during the day.
at 9:48 PM on Feb. 20, 2010