Question by  pjts04 (22)

What do I do about my 8 month old refusing to eat solids?

Should I quit trying to get him to eat solids for a while?


Answer by  snessia (991)

There's no point in trying to force it, so giving it a break is a good idea. You might also just try changing what you're offering. Try sweeter veggies (carrots) or fruits (apple, pear).


Answer by  mommyofangel (87)

Don't push it too hard. As long as the baby is taking breastmilk or formula he should be getting most of what he needs. Try to make solid foods a positive experience and focus on exploring the new flavors or textures. If you push it too much he might resist just because of your reaction.


Answer by  worker6692 (107)

I think the most important thing is to make sure he is eating healthy. You shouldnt force him but gradually introduce it by combining it with aplesauce or other baby foods.


Answer by  Ssally (191)

I would back off for a short while, but try to analyze why he isn't eating them. Is it the texture that bothers him, or was he a premie?


Answer by  enkidu87 (130)

I would not stop completely, but perhaps try a variety of soft foods-- cottage cheese, smushed bananas, peas, et cetera. Besides that feed them Gerber Graduates, and keep trying!


Answer by  SIDDHU (861)

If your child refuses one or two time you should not get fed up. Infants take there own time to get acquainted with solid food. Give him solid food of different tastes and start giving one spoon and then slowly increase quantity. This way the infant will start liking but never force.

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