What should I do if my baby won't eat homemade baby food?

I tried for almost 4 months to get mine to eat the homemade baby food. She hated everything but squash. I decided to feed her some jar food out of desperation, and she likes it! The same things she wouldn't eat as home made she will eat out of the jar. It breaks my heart beacause I wanted so badly to make her food. But she needs to eat I figure so I guess I will have to stick to the jar...


Asked by darkwildrose5 at 12:30 PM on Jan. 12, 2009 in Food & Drink

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  • she does not need to eat baby food!
    the first year of life a baby's main source of nutrition should be breastmilk(or formula.)
    even when you do start to offer solids(typically around 6 months,) it should only be done so after the baby has filled up on milk.

    it's best to think of solids like dessert and breastmilk(or formula) as the main course.

    more info on solids: http://kellymom.com/nutrition/solids/index.html

    Answer by heatherama at 12:32 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • I always started feeding mine around 5-6 months old and also breastfed. I also made my own food and sometimes had the same issue you are having. Heres what you do. Save the jars and make the food when she isnt looking. Put the food in the jars. Feed her from the jars. She wont know the difference. Also dont add any salt etc bc baby jarred food doesnt have any.

    Answer by gemgem at 12:34 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • just mix your home made food with the jar food... keep adding more and more of your homemade food day by day... until she will get used to it.

    ill cross my fingers that it will work out. :)

    kudos for making your own babyfood!

    and not sure why some women say babies dont need the babyfood until they are one year old. Every mom i know is feeding baby food since their babies are 4months old :)

    good luck!

    Answer by m.robertson811 at 12:39 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • If I were in your shoes, and I really wanted to make the food, I'd make the food. If my child needed it, they'd eat it. I didn't feed my child that young, but that's me. My son did not start eating every day until he was 11 months old, before that it was just a few spoonfuls every few days.

    Answer by Krysta622 at 1:22 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • Sometimes it's the diff in texture or blend. If you are past the single food stage then you can try to mix say 2 fruits instead of just one. As for veggies try mixing a little fruit into it to get babie started then slowly lessen the amount you add each time till you don't have to add anything anymore.. I made baby food for my other two but we'll see how #3 does.

    Answer by implosionexp at 1:41 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • My kids were all different, I had a couple that would eat the jar baby food and the other 2 didn't like it at all so I made their food.

    Answer by sammiesmom2000 at 2:12 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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  • I am having the same problem. My baby will not eat the babyfood that I made. He will eat jarred babyfood just fine though. i don't know if it's the texture or what. I'm going to go with Jar food since he enjoys eating just not the homemade stuff.

    Answer by frapanda at 3:03 PM on Jan. 12, 2009

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