Why is 9 month old stopped eating his meals but no problem with yogurt and those organic baby crisp?

(11 Posts)
paigemya12 Thu 15-Nov-12 19:08:03

Hi there, needing advice asap!!
My little boy is now 9 month olds and been great while weaning (he literally ate everything) but all of a sudden hes stopped eating his proper meals and just wanting yogurts and fruits and those organic crisps, you know the ones by organix.
I thought maybe he just didn't like that one particular meal but its all I've tried! He will kick and scream and keep his mouth firmly shut until I get the yogurts and fruit purees out. I know this isn't good for him and he is drinking his milk I'm just baffled by the sudden change in him.
Please can any one give advice much appreciated.

paigemya12 Thu 15-Nov-12 19:24:23

Another thing he has an auntie who is just pure lazy and always tried to feed him crap while im not there, I was told she tried him with chips and curry sauce YES chips and curry sauce i was so angry!
I have addressed it as well as i can but when hes staying with his grandparent i cant do much other than warn them lol!
bare in mind she is due a baby boy soon!!!!!

mrscog Fri 16-Nov-12 20:05:08

There's nothing THAT bad about chips - my DS (8mo) loves a few chips to suck/gum on! The salt in curry sauce would b a bit of a worry though - but again, my DS eats loads of curry things (albeit low salt).

ceeveebee Fri 16-Nov-12 20:11:57

Is he teething? My DTs have both at one time or another stopped eating and then a tooth appears. But they will always eat things they really love even when their teeth hurt so yes they have had days when they just had yoghurt and/or crisps all day!

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 16-Nov-12 20:32:44

If he's not unwell and doesn't have any teeth coming through he could just be trying to exert some power.

Offer what you normally offer, ignore any tantrums and eat your food. If he hasn't eaten anything don't worry, his main source of nutrition at his stage should be his milk so its ok to miss some meals. He'll soon realise that if he doesn't eat what's on offer there is nothing else coming his way until the next scheduled snack\milk\meal.

lightrain Fri 16-Nov-12 20:36:11

Same thing happened with my DS. I'm sorry to say that he is still extremely fussy at 2.5 yrs. I think it might be textures- anything crunchy but dry he is okay with (ie. breadsticks, crisps, crackers, toast). Anything crunchy and wet not (cucumber, carrot, basically any fruit or veg). I have no advice! We ignored and tried to relax about it for a while, but now have just had to get quite strict and let him know there is nothing else unless he eats all of his meal. It painful.

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 16-Nov-12 20:45:58

You might also want to see if you can get hold of he book My Child Won't eat.

paigemya12 Sat 17-Nov-12 14:22:36

Im ok with a few chips that i make in the house or those currys by ellas kitchen etc but from a greasy take away no way lol!

paigemya12 Sat 17-Nov-12 14:23:50

I 100% think its his teeth because yesterday afternoon he ate all his porridge and dinner.... but back to square 1 today!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 17-Nov-12 16:36:18

paige if you think it is teething have you tried ibruprofen (much better with dental pain than paracetamol) and a teething gel such as Dentinox just before offering solids?

He might also like chewing on chunks of cool cucumber, chewing on a cool wet flannel and having a frozen banana smile

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 17-Nov-12 16:38:06

And this is the book I suggested.

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