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how can i get mt 7 month old to eat baby food?

my 7 month old daughter refuses to eat baby food after a few bites. She's gaining enough weight so she is not starving but im worried that it might affect her weight development eventually

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Asked by Alexismommy26 at 2:24 PM on Dec. 31, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • She's fine. Don't force her. She'll develop just fine. All she needs is in her formula.

    Answer by admckenzie at 2:31 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • My daughter would never eat baby food. So, when she around seven months I let her try finger foods and she preferred that. She loved the gerber melts and puffs.

    Answer by FLmomma2be at 2:31 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • Oh and it will not effect her to not eat baby food. They only need breast milk or formula till they are one.

    Answer by FLmomma2be at 2:33 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • How about adding cereal to her bottle with some fruit in it! ?

    Answer by staciepi at 2:42 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I usually start mine on green veggies - then yellow - then fruits. Well, cereal first. BUT if your little one doesn't like it yet - don't worry - she will be fine :) She will do it in her own time :) She may really be sensitive to the texture, etc. Have you tried warming it up a bit? That might help. But if she's not loving it - it's not time for her yet :)


    Answer by AAAMama at 2:55 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • I wouldn't force her to eat just yet. You will be able to tell when she starts to get hungry for real food. Her watching you eat at the dinner table will be very enticing and she will start to get interested with the finger stuff. Letting her play with the food is a good way for her to learn texture's and flavors. Offer a bowl and put newspaper on the floor and have fun. GL


    Answer by sexyfancyface at 3:37 PM on Dec. 31, 2010

  • At this age, solids are for the experience of eating them, not nutrition. Just give her mashed bits of whatever you are eating. Be sure to avoid the allergy trigger foods. This is not a complete list: before age 1, no soy, dairy, wheat, citrus, egg white, strawberries; before age 2 no honey, chocolate, nuts.

    Two great books /websites on feeding babies, with differing philosophies, Baby Led Weaning and Super Baby Food You should be able to find them at your local library


    Answer by rkoloms at 12:41 PM on Jan. 1, 2011

  • I love that Super Food Book, too. The author has lots of tips on how to get started on the solids with your baby. She has a new App out, too, that is free, woohoo!, and has a whole section on baby's first foods.

    Good luck!

    Answer by help4newmoms at 4:19 PM on Jan. 4, 2011

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