7m DS - old enough to be crying to be fed (not milk)?

(6 Posts)
u32ng Thu 19-Sep-13 14:21:43

I was under the impression that they didn't 'get' that food can fill their tummy until a bit later e.g.9/10 months.

But the last few days my DS has been getting very ratty around lunch & dinner time & it's not a nappy thing & not a milk thing (as he's usually had it not long ago), nor tiredness. Once he's in his high chair gumming around & playing with his food he stops gurning & seems happier.

Is it just because it's a distraction or is he actually at a stage now where he is demanding meals??

noblegiraffe Thu 19-Sep-13 16:30:15

Could be a boredom thing!

flavourforbaby Sat 21-Sep-13 19:51:36

Maybe he loves the taste of food! My eldest DS loved his food from the start and the more flavour I added to his meals the happier he was. Giving your little one solid food to eat is the very first thing you teach them and hopefully they learn to love eating and find it truly yummy. It sounds like your DS is already on his way!

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 21-Sep-13 21:01:34

Some do get it straightaway. One baby in our extended family used to literally bounce with joy at mealtimes when he was that age, he's a chef now and is still obsessed with food! smile

u32ng Sun 22-Sep-13 19:39:39

jiltedjohnsjulie I love that story about baby becoming a chef!

flavourforbaby maybe you're right as when DS is in the mood it's fascinating to watch him eat as he does seem to love it. Tonight he was loving gumming & sucking away on a piece of lamb.

We're doing baby signing so it'll be much easier when he can sign 'food' to tell us exactly when he's hungry!

flavourforbaby Tue 24-Sep-13 10:07:28

I was so excited when my 1st DS really got into his solid food as well!! I suddenly felt I had the freedom to be more adventurous with his food (and stopped worrying the whole 'weaning thing') and started giving him the same meals as me and my husband mushed up, he loved it and it made my life so much easier only having to cook one meal.

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