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Fruit in 18mo

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baby0684 Thu 20-Feb-14 20:18:02

He will eat fruit mushed. But I have to give him it.
If I let him do it himself he just holds it in his mouth like a hamster. Then he gags/chokes or spits it out.

I give him one bit at a time, but still won't chew.
IV started giving him a piece of fruit then a cheadder, or a bit of biscuit and he eats it.

My question is should I continue with what im doing, (feel like im counteracting the fruit though).
Or anyone have another suggestion?

NorthEasterlyGale Thu 20-Feb-14 20:33:09

How about....

On cereal
In yoghurt
As a smoothie

purplemurple1 Thu 20-Feb-14 20:39:25

Would he take small pieces in porridge or rice pudding to start getting use to it not being mush?

What happens if you hold the spoon together?

ChoudeBruxelles Thu 20-Feb-14 20:46:08

Ds would only eat puréed fruit til he was about 2 1/2 (except bananas he'd eat them normally). He's neat eight now and eats whole fruit. I won't worry

NewBlueShoesToo Thu 20-Feb-14 20:51:40

I would keep trying. My first and third both choked and gagged with fruit. With DS1 I gave up and at 11 he still won't eat it. With DD2 I battled on and she now loves all fruit at 21 months.
Try just soft fruit, like kiwi for a bit. When she got the hang of that I moved on to grated hard fruit like apple, then super thin slices.
Good luck.

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