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6 month old refusing to eat vegs after just one week of weaning...

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kashka81 Thu 14-May-15 12:34:09

Hi everyone, I've started weaning my 6 month old son a week and a half ago. I started with lunch (pureed sweet potato) and dinner (baby porridge with apple puree).

He still loves his dinner but won't eat sweet potato which he used to love up until just four days ago. I thought he might have gotten bored of it and made some pureed carrot & parsnip but he won't have that either!

I'm confused and don't understand what has happened, he now gags on anything made of vegetables - like he did on the very first day I gave it to him.

Does anyone know what might this be about??

Hobby2014 Thu 14-May-15 12:40:07

Not really any help but my DS was the same. First couple of weeks tried lots of things then suddenly would only eat sweet things. I kept trying him and gave mixtures of sweet & savoury and suddenly he was happy trying everything again at 8 months. Now at 9 he's properly eating meals rather than tasting and playing.
Just don't worry about how much he eats and just keep trying him with a variety and even if he doesn't like something today he might next week.

makeminea6x Thu 14-May-15 12:40:17

He's just learning, don't worry. He's getting all his nutritional needs met from milk anyway.

My son didn't really like purees at all, I just threw tons away actually. He really just wanted to feed himself proper food. That was nice because we could eat proper meals together instead, although it's a bit messy. Could you try that?

squizita Thu 14-May-15 17:01:04

Mine does this (7 months+) - babies are changeable . Mine even refuses fruity fromage frais at times! shock Then slurps it up 2 days later.

kashka81 Fri 15-May-15 08:25:29

Thanks for all your comments! I've noticed he does want to eat whatever I'm eating. So he would gag on his sweet potato puree but wouldn't on my oat porridge with bits of banana in it! Cheeky little monkey!! I do hope he'll go back to liking his purees as I've already made tons of it! Babies... and this is just the beginning ha ;)

Jackiebrambles Fri 15-May-15 08:27:31

Of course he wants to eat what you are eating!

I'd just give him what you are eating. Can you freeze the purees to save wasting them? He might change his mind later, but then again he might not.

I wouldn't want puree when mummy's porridge/toast is so much nicer ;)

CornishYarg Fri 15-May-15 12:12:59

Yes, freeze the purees then you could use them as a spread on toast or rice cakes or as a sauce for pasta. Any fruit ones can be stirred into plain yogurt or porridge.

PotteringAlong Fri 15-May-15 12:19:51

I agree with the others - if he wants to eat what you're eating ditch the purée and do BLW. Life's too short to be blending carrot!

kitkat321 Sun 31-May-15 01:05:41

My lo did this and I found that mixing the puree with a bit of baby rice/some formula reduced the flavor a bit and then gradually reduced the milk/rice. Seems to have worked.

DD did this - she always wanted whatever we were having, so we gave her it (within reason). Sometimes we even strategically placed it on the side of our plates, so she'd think she was having our food. It would of course be the unseasoned version but it got her eating a massive variety.

Littlef00t Fri 05-Jun-15 18:35:33

Oh blw is marvellous! Save the purées for sauces with pasta etc and just do finger food.

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