My daughter is just know able to have baby food. And she won't eat any of it! We have tried Peas, Carrots, Sweet Potato, and Squash, Each time she will make her self gag until she vomits. She loves baby oatmeal, but won't eat any of the others. I don't want to giver her any thing sweet such as apples, bananas, pears, ect. Because I don't want her to get a "sweet tooth". Any suggestions?Answer Question
Answer by missanc at 10:30 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
My first daughter didn't like any vegetables at first either, I was determined not to give her fruits because I was afraid of the sweet tooth thing too. One I just broke down and put some fruit in with her oatmeal (she wouldn't eat rice or barley) and she loved it. After that she was opened to vegetables and now at 3 she loves both fruits and vegetables. Also she just might not like the texture of the baby food. You could try just making your own by steaming or boilng vegetables then mashing them. My 6 month old is not much for baby food, but loves mashed potatoes and soft carrots. Good luck.
Answer by lilysmom2607 at 10:35 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by kimigogo at 11:28 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
I hope your baby is breastfeeding! A baby needs to be eating food way before 10 months. A breastfed baby's brain growth will most likely be ok. You need to supplement formula with food for brain growth! If babies aren't started eating certain foods between 6 months and a year then there may be long-lasting dietary issues.
BananaÂ is recommended asÂ baby's first food. Fork mash andÂ let the baby feed itself. You don't need to worry about a "sweet tooth". I don't know where you got that from. You need to worry about brain growth, not creating a picky eater, not ending up with a baby that has failure to thrive, anemia, and other health problems.
http://www.kellymom.com/ has info on starting solids.
Answer by Gailll at 12:20 PM on Apr. 18, 2010
Answer by Newmommys101 at 11:28 AM on Apr. 19, 2010