My 9 1/2-month old eats broadly OK. But she never puts anything in her mouth- either to explore or to eat. So finger foods is rather a disaster. She will chew and eat eg a rice cake if I offer it to her, but if i pass it to her she will play with it and throw it on the floor. She has been exclusively breastfed and refuses a bottle- is this connected? Is this a developmental problem that I should be worried about?
Ds was very, very slow to take to solid foods. He just couldn't seem to get past the pureed stage. It bothered me a bit, but since he was developing normally otherwise I tried to just weather through it. He is now fine at 2.7 but at 9 months he wasn't eating solids at all.
the other thing is to encourage her to touch the food you are giving her so if she is in the high chair have the food in front of her where she can experiemnt with it with her fingers even though you are feeding her
Thanks- i do try to let her put her hands in the food. BUt if others have had similar experiences then i am not at all worried. i will keep on trying and eventually she will probably get there! btw i am new to this and do not know what DD and DS stand for ( i gather DS is daughter and DS son but am intrigued!)