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9 month old refuses baby food

Does anyone else have a baby who just refuses to eat baby food?? My 9 month old will not eat it...she will slap the spoon away

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Asked by TiffanieAnn at 11:57 AM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • try table food :)

    Answer by josiesmommy00 at 11:58 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • That is what my two sons did at that age so I just started feeding them what we were eating instead. They never looked back!

    Answer by khedy at 11:59 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • im just deathly afraid of her choking...even if the food is micro sized lol...

    Comment by TiffanieAnn (original poster) at 12:00 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Are you just now starting to feed your child baby food? If so, my kids didnt like it at first either..but I started them much earlier than 9 mo. If the child has been eating baby food already, but is now refusing..I would just try a different food.

    Answer by LoveMyKids0203 at 12:01 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • have you ever tried baby food?? it is horrible. my kids eat it just a little bit. but at 9 months she/he could be eating small cut up table food, (Adult good) like cottage cheese, cherrios, ect.

    Answer by sunflower1986 at 12:01 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I agree with moving up to table-food. That's about when I started my son on it. I still gave him baby food, but he was at stage 3 (I think) by that point, which is a little more chunkier. She'll be ok, just make sure the pieces are small and soft. She eventually get used to it.

    Answer by thatgirl70 at 12:02 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • We had to skip right to table food with my 3rd one too. If you're concerned start with the typical cherrios and see how she may be surprised. Things like peas are really tiny....canned carrots, yogurt, bananas, canned peaches and pears, mac and cheese....those all were things that we started out with. Maybe don't do applesauce until a little more advanced with textures lol, my little guy gagged on those.

    Answer by annabsmommy at 12:05 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • I started her on baby food at 3/4 months...she did fine until recently...we will try the table food:)

    Comment by TiffanieAnn (original poster) at 12:07 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Went through that problem with one of mine. Just did not like baby food. Mash up table food or give finger foods they can eat. if they are able to chew and swallow. Keep an eye on them when they eat. Put a selection of food on their tray and let them go to exlpore the food and taste.

    Answer by lj1157 at 12:14 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • she will be fine with table food as long as it's tiny and small portions. my 11 month old eats everything we eat at all meals just cut up appropriately for her. she wont eat babyfood either.

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:16 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

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