It's all coming out!

(18 Posts)
MarathonMama Mon 17-Sep-12 09:17:10

Just weaning 6mo DD - got very runny baby rice but she just spits the lot out. Help!

RubberNeckerNicker Mon 17-Sep-12 09:17:53

Well wouldn't you?

Startailoforangeandgold Mon 17-Sep-12 09:20:11

If someone fed you wallpaper paste you'd spit it out!

Mix it with carrot or apple purée, neither of mine would touch the plain stuff.

Have you tasted baby rice shock Maybe try her with some mushed up cooked apple or mashed ripe pear - at least it will taste pleasant. Although I did BLW with my youngest and it was way more fun than purees.

Fingers of toast
cooked carrot sticks
cooked green beans

all good things to try. Sitting properly upright and supervised of course.

Katiebeau Mon 17-Sep-12 09:23:52

That's not a helpful response to the OP!

OP she might not like baby rice. It's very bland. If you want to use purees to start with then try some thing more exciting (pear, apple, butternut squash). Do you have Annabel Karmel to help with ideas?

And rest assure you cannot overfeed a child by offering food via a spoon. They with spit it out, clamp their mouths closed or smack the spoon away. The mere sight of a spoon does not render their inbuilt appetite regulator defunct!

I say this as some who tried Baby lead weaning twice. Twice the baby let me know that they wanted a mix of spoon and finger food. I was lead by the baby wink

plantsitter Mon 17-Sep-12 09:25:56

Try giving her the spoon - she will mess about with it no doubt but some of it might make her mouth, and it will get her used to the idea of a spoon and food.

StormGlass Mon 17-Sep-12 09:28:35

Agree with suggestions to try different flavoured purees.

Fruit purees went down quite well with DS.

Goldmandra Mon 17-Sep-12 09:30:20

Sometimes it takes a bit of practise for them to learn to move the ffod to the back of their mouth with their tongue ready to swallow it.

Try making it a bit less runny and following each mouthful by offering a drink of water.

She'll soon get the hang of it and you'll soon get to know what she likes and doesn't like.

Just remember it doesn't matter how much she eats as long as mealtimes are fun, sociable and relaxed.

armedtotheteeth Mon 17-Sep-12 09:32:03

Dd2 had no interest in food until 8 months but has been a very good eater ever since so there's no hurry. But I agree, baby rice is not very tempting!

MarathonMama Mon 17-Sep-12 10:02:43

Thanks all, I am super prepared and have a freezer full of ice cube mushes so will try a pear one tomorrow. I did try with the rice a bit thicker but she still wouldn't take it.

Other ideas of finger foods would be good. Can she have bread at this age?

I hope she has an interest in food sooner than 8 months. I'm bf and she's gone from feeding every 3.5-4 hours to feeding every 2, I'm shattered!

StormGlass Mon 17-Sep-12 10:20:16

For finger foods, DS particularly liked buttered toast, ripe bananas cut into fingers, or slices of ripe avocado.

sowaddayasay Thu 20-Sep-12 21:20:03

You can move on from purees within a few days. At 6 months they don't need them, they can (and should) chew. Offer finger foods and mashed up food (mashed with a fork), what you're cooking for yourself but without salt and honey.

sowaddayasay Thu 20-Sep-12 21:21:49

And you will soon learn to soot the difference between gagging (expected) and choking (bad)

wink

sowaddayasay Thu 20-Sep-12 21:22:23

Not soot, spot!

cravingyorkiebar Thu 20-Sep-12 22:18:21

I have nothing helpful to add as I have asked the question above yours and am in the exact same situation except mine spat out carrot instead of baby rice! I guess they'll do it when they are good and ready - extending a carroty hand to your ricey hand!!

MarathonMama Sat 22-Sep-12 14:28:02

Thanks all, my hand is now covered in courgette, sweet potato and butternut squash craving, will you still shake?

She's getting better but still isn't wolfing it down. Have tried some finger food and she just stares at it! Will persevere

cravingyorkiebar Thu 27-Sep-12 14:56:27

Yep, will still shake with pears and porridge! How are you getting on? Mine seems to prefer picking food up from the spoon and putting in his mouth or taking bits of food from my fingers. He also takes much more if we are eating with him rather than just sitting with him.

MarathonMama Sat 29-Sep-12 14:01:30

Not great, she's eating more but isn't really interested. She will happily suck on a chunk of banana though but gets very frustrated as keeps dropping it (they're slippery little buggers!).

Have tried a couple of sachets of Plum food but she doesn't seem to like them either. They seem very acidic and make her a bit sicky.

Glad it's improving!

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