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8 month old refusing dinner

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Chocolatecakefan Wed 30-Dec-15 12:40:17

My 8 month dd is great with breakfast foods, will happily eat toast, weetabix, crispy minis etc and at lunchtime she's happy to try sandwiches, jacket potato etc but when it comes to dinner style foods she outright refuses. We've tried changing the time she eats, bringing dinner forward to lunchtime etc but nothing really changes. Occasionally she'll eat pasta etc but generally she's just not bothered unless it's a bread based dish, which is making it harder to get fruit/veg into her unless I resort to pouches which I'm loathe to do.

Is this normal and how did you get your baby to eat dinner style foods?

icclemunchy Wed 30-Dec-15 12:49:51

Just keep offering and don't worry about it, she will still be getting the majority of nutrients from her milk so food is just an added bonus.

Things change all the time when they're little like this, what they don't like one week they love the next

Chocolatecakefan Wed 30-Dec-15 13:24:03

Ok thanks. I'll keep offering her what we are having and see how she gets on.

VikingLady Wed 30-Dec-15 14:08:24

They get the vast majority of what they need from milk at this age, whether bf or ff.

VikingLady Wed 30-Dec-15 14:10:25

DS is 8m too, by the way! He had posterior tongue tie that wasn't cut as he was feeding ok when he was small, but can't move food around his mouth properly yet. We've been advised by a paediatrician and a feeding expert that he doesn't really need food yet. He can only manage very smooth pouches and only if he sucks them from the spout!

Dinobab Wed 30-Dec-15 14:12:22

Will he eat it off your plate?DS would always eat anything as long as it wasn't supposed to be for him

Dinobab Wed 30-Dec-15 14:14:04

Oh also what if you put something she does like on the plate and a tiny bit of a new thing and see if that helps, atleast she won't look at the plate and think "nope!"

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