This is the third time i have tried to get my 7mnth old DD to eat pasta or rices dishes and she is just spitting it all out and screwing up her face. I have made it with her fave veg puree so i know its not the sauce. I have tried teeny bits at a time... She just stores it all in her mouth and at one point choked!! What can i do as these are important parts of her diet IMO
first, relax. they are not important parts of her diet, they are stodge that can be substituted with potato. DS never ate pasta until he was 3 and still doesn't eat rice. Try not to worry about every meal or even every day having a balance - look at what she is getting over a week instead. Is she easting cereal and bread? If so, she's getting carb. Unless you are using wholegrain, its refined starch so really don't worry, and please god don't cry over it - what will you do when she's 12-18months and stops eating all the lovely fruit and veg she's been eating up til then? Honestly, I know it seems like a huge deal but it really isn't, babies rarely suffer from malnourishment . Like Bf/FF , this is something that people angst about at the weaning stage and by the time you are potty training you will be laughing at how worried you were about this and tearing your hair out about bottom wiping and hand washing!!
Thanks everyone! That has made me feel alot better! I can stop stressing now! I think i just pressure myself and her to eat the best nutritious food available! I let her taste a little bit of my cooked chicken there and she liked it. I think its the pasta & rice texture that has her beautiful little face as screwed up as ever!
Other posters are right - food is just for fun until they are one - they get their nutrition from their milk at this age. My dd is 14 months and loves pasta but at 9 months she hated it!!! I just waited a few weeks then tried again and she had a go with pretty much anything eventually - I started off with tinned spaghetti hoops then moved on to little macaroni pasta shapes in a cheese sauce - she found the pasta too bland on its own. I found it got easier after the one year mark as she started wanting to eat whatever we were eating!!! Plenty of time yet - new textures are very strange for them at first but she will get more interested in these foods as she gets bigger x