Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this? My DS is nearly 7 months. We started solids about 5 weeks ago and after the first couple of weeks seemed to really enjoy it. For the last week or so, he has really started playing up with any vegetable puree...either heaves on it or holds it in his mouth and then lets it dribble out. Lovely!!! At first I thought he wasn't hungry but I have quite often battled through giving him 3 cubes of veg only for him to then wolf down some fruit puree as pudding!
Anyway, anyone got any ideas. I have thought of making some chicken stock to add to the veg to make more tasty (I haven't into'd meat yet)? Also, are there any good fruit/veg combos that I could do? He loves butternut squash and pear together!
Goldie - this started to be a problem for us too - dd is now 9 months and still has days of not wanting veg only sweet. I used to get really stressed about it, but after asking lots of q's on mn and having loads of really helpful responses have learned not to worry so much.
DD even went for 4 days without eating anything other than her milk.
It does not appear to be a problem - as long as your ds is happy and still alert I would try not to worry too much. (i know that this is a lot easier said than done!)
What I started to do was add apple to everything and then gradually decrease the amount of apple until it is back to just veg again.
My dd is older than your ds, she's 22 mths and has become quite fussy again so I've been putting a bit of Honey on her food and she loves it.
I don't know if it's suitable for babies as young as your ds though.
Def had the same prob with my dd at about same ag I too added fruit to everything she ate so she would have it and gradually lessoned the amount. As she got older it got easier as she wanted finger foods (which includes yogurt messily enough ) so she would have more savory things that way. She is 1 now and a very good eater. Usually these funny sorts of phases pass so try not to worry too much just keep trying. 7 months is really early days and it takes a while for babies to 'learn' to eat. hth
You know this is normal because babies are programmed to prefer sweet (eg breastmilk), right? So don't worry!
bananas and potato (bueergh) was a popular starchy one for my (also lactose intol) DS3, kept the calorie content up as he wasn't growing very well. Peas are quite sweet anyway, you can add apple. Don't just stick to what you'd like- right now you want them nourished and uused to the eating behaviours. The rest can (and will) come later, as long as you keep introducing new tastes until they get used to the idea.