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11mo eats fruit but won't eat veg

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RattleAndRoll Tue 14-Jul-15 12:47:59

DS(11mo) used to eat peas/sweet corn/carrots/broccoli etc.
Now won't eat any of it only 'salad vegetables' eg cucumber and tomatoes. He won't even put the veg in his mouth or let me, or take it from a spoon. He sees what it is and won't try.
He will however eat any fruit I give him, whenever I give it to him. He recognises blueberries/banana/grapes and wants them.
Do I just continue trying him with veg and one day he likes it again? Do I stop with the fruit maybe the sweetness is making him not want other foods? Keep with the fruit then at least he's getting some goodness?

RattleAndRoll Tue 14-Jul-15 12:54:17

Actually thinking about it he used to eat chilli/curries/casseroles etc and he's started refusing that too, no mash etc. Used to eat eggs, crumpets. Now won't. I still do him these foods but literally won't open his mouth or I'll semi-force a taste in (as I know he's eaten it before so maybe doesn't recognise it til he tastes it) and he literally opens his mouth immediately after and let's it fall out. So when I have done say cottage pie with veg, he won't eat any of it, I try but nothing, then I give him his dessert of fruit and some sort of baby snack like a wafer/rice cake/those veg puff things just so he's eaten something.
He's not far off 1 so at some point he needs to start eating more again. Breakfast he always has weetabix or mini shredded wheat and mostly eats well. He'll eat toast. Sandwiches he eats too. What's going on? What do I do?

RattleAndRoll Wed 15-Jul-15 11:02:39

This morning he has only eaten 5 mini shredded wheats, usually he eats 15+. Then he ate some grapes. Last night refused dinner (curry), only ate two strips of naan bread . Then had a handful of blueberries. sad

Trinpy Wed 15-Jul-15 11:18:25

My ds is exactly the same. What I do is offer veg first when he is the most hungry, then some pasta/rice/potato that I know he will probably eat, then a little fruit at the end of the meal. Babies sometimes have to see (and touch and taste) a type of food lots of times before they want to eat it.

Another thing you could do is to have one meal that you know he'll eat (so all the salad veg, etc) and another meal give him something he doesn't always eat - so you know he's had one good meal. I usually give my ds something new at lunchtime because he seems more likely to try things then.

Do you eat with him every meal? That helps. I've also had some success with making steamed sticks of veg as a snack, ds 'feeds' me (blush) so I take one bite and then he eats the rest.

Most of all, please don't stress about it or force him to taste things. Just keep it light and fun.

Hope that all helps!

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