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Ideas please for a ten month old

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Visitingtethersend Mon 14-Oct-13 15:11:19

I have a 10 month dd who was weaned about 5 and half months as she was ready by then. She is now ten months old and I am struggling with what to give her. She doesn't seem to eat much but her weight is fine and she is active enough. Still wanting 3 bottles a day. She will not always accept a spoon and spits food often that way. She is trying to use a spoon herself and apart from toast and veg I'm running out of ideas. She chokes quite a bit on something's too so I'm scared to try her on bread and cheese and things. I feel a bit daft as she is my second but with ds he refused lumpy food and was on purees until he was 13 months old and one day nicked a bacon sandwich and never looked back. He still won't eat rice pudding tho strangely.

Anyway some ideas for baby centred finger food would be great and as awful as this sounds as we do give home cooked food I really don't have time to be messing with the Annabel Karmel style of things hmm

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 14-Oct-13 20:57:48

In he actually choking visiting or just gagging? There's some info on the difference here smile

Is she's on 3 bottles a day, isn't that normal? I thought the minimum was 20floz of first stage formula per day between 6 and 12 months?

Whilst all of what you've said sounds normal, it might be worth getting her checked for tongue tie and upper lip tie as this can often cause problems with accepting solid food.

It you do want some inspiration I found this book helpful, I borrowed it from our library and lots of people on here swear by this book smile

Visitingtethersend Mon 14-Oct-13 22:11:03

Ah thank you. Having read that article I'm pretty sure it's gagging and not choking. She sorts herself out and carries on regardless completely happy. I shall just persevere and keep trying different smile

SunshineandShandy Tue 15-Oct-13 08:22:21

Maybe try her with some large pasta spirals and sauce. My DD is 10 months and although having some purees, is also eating finger foods. She likes bolognese sauce with pasta. Sucks the sauce off and then shoves the pasta in smile

I also give her cut up grapes, banana, nectarine etc so she can feed herself.

Or scramble an egg and tip it on to her tray so she can feed herself.

BloodysocksAndGore Tue 15-Oct-13 08:29:31

My 6 and a half month old has toast, pitta bread and hummus, bread sticks with cream cheese/hummus, cucumber and pepper sticks, scrambled egg done in the microwave so you can cut it into strips, melon, figs and my mum made her a baby cottage pie and bolognaise sauce which she had with pasta. she also has bits of Sunday dinner eg roasted sweet potato, roasted squash, yorkie, chicken, broccoli just without the gravy.

I hate the gagging but know its needed for them to figure food out!

Visitingtethersend Tue 15-Oct-13 12:59:22

Tried her with broccoli cheese and pasta spirals today. She's done I think. She prefers to play in it and feed the dog I think all good fun. Most of it ends up on the floorgrin will try the hummus and pitta bread and other things too.

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 15-Oct-13 14:42:44

Sounds like she's having a lovely time smile

Visitingtethersend Tue 15-Oct-13 22:44:11

That was meant to say she's done Ok I think. It sounds awful how I put it blush

JiltedJohnsJulie Tue 15-Oct-13 22:55:34

Knew what you meant, don't worry smile

Tagz269 Thu 17-Oct-13 22:20:15

Haha sounds like my dd at the moment.
10 months and a pain with eating! All if a sudden the last few days she does NOT want to eat! She will have a few spoonfuls and be done with it. This surely is not providing her with any nourishment what so ever!
She has started showing more interest in feeding herself now however it goes on the floor/to the dog/squished into her clothes - most places apart from her mouth.
I am getting stuck on what to feed her now as everything I make she turns her nose up at it! sad

Tagz269 Thu 17-Oct-13 22:30:55

@bloodysocksandgore your lo sounds like she's getting on very well and so soon!
When you say breadsticks with cream chews and hummus- are they dipped in it?
Any more ideas to give to fussy babes?

JiltedJohnsJulie Fri 18-Oct-13 15:09:51

Really don't worry too much if she is refusing food. She will still be having her milk and she won't starve herself. Think its very easy to fall into a trap of only offering her what she wants and then ending up with a very fussy eater.

<from bitter experience>

Visitingtethersend Sat 19-Oct-13 21:57:32

Well mine has eaten more today than in the last week. Poor thing ended up in hospital was discharged then readmitted. Finally home yesterday evening. I don't think the poor appetite was linked but we shall see. I've had her on purée today so it's easier on her tum.

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Oct-13 09:41:33

Sounds like you've all had a really tough time. No wonder she was off her food.

I've heard people say that purees are easier to digest, are they really? I wow ayes thought once they'd chewed and swallowed it was pretty much the same.

Visitingtethersend Sun 20-Oct-13 09:46:28

No idea to be honest but she ate it willingly so I shovelled it in out of relief grin

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Oct-13 13:28:09

Well that's fair enough, but is till don't get the "its kinder on the tummy thing" smile

BloodysocksAndGore Mon 21-Oct-13 09:51:13

I dip the breadsticks in the cheese etc and hand them over. She likes to think she's in control of the spoon etc so I have to keep a finger on the end so it doesn't end up half way across the room.

Mine has had a couple of pouches but I made my own baby friendly bolognase sauce yesterday and wizzed it in the food processor so it was really really textured. Small lumps but not purée, she gobbled it down so I was really pleased. I had put carrots, courgettes and pepper in it.

Figs do seem to be her favourite at the minute and I have just bought an avacado to try her with. My mum also made her an omelette with ham, spring onion and pepper in and she ate some of that with some toast.

I just try her with a little bit of anything that I can think of. We don't really eat baby friendly meals atm as I haven't had time to cook so I just try bits and bobs. She doesn't physically eat much when it's finger food but does when it's purée or mashed so I try to alternate or offer purée first then a fig for pudding, or finger food then purée for pudding etc just so I know something's gone in.

Visiting hope your dd is better now.

Visitingtethersend Mon 21-Oct-13 12:08:52

Thanks all she is definitely on the mend. Her brother had a cold sore from nursery and a virus. She got the cold sore virus in we eyes which looked at first like conjunctivitis. Admitted to hospital and perked up, home with antibiotics for the infection. Four hours later temp shot up, fast breathing, heart pounding and vomiting blood. Readmitted and then two lots of iv antibiotics and iv aciclovir and a drip. Then on top of the one or two viruses she had pneumonia. Bless she Dosnt do things by half. Sorry bit off thread all that but if now know the meaning of fear.
Anyway she's had her brekkie and some of those goodies number cereal things. She loves em, taste like sawdust to me. Yuk.

Visitingtethersend Mon 21-Oct-13 12:10:09

I blame the phone for the ba grammar. Apologies blush

Visitingtethersend Mon 21-Oct-13 12:11:51

Bad. Honestly.

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