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Whoami24601 Sun 17-Jan-16 09:40:22

DS is 8 mo, and is mostly weaned. We started originally with BLW, but tbh I found the time taken and the mess involved quite stressful! So we moved onto a mixture of spoon feeding and finger foods when convenient (usually lunchtime). Everything was going really well, but the this week he's suddenly started refusing to be spoon fed! He'll eat a bit if you offer it on your finger, but has cut his food intake by about a half sad

Can anyone offer any advice as to why this might be, and what I can do to fix it?


UmbongoUnchained Sun 17-Jan-16 09:43:08

My daughter refused the spoon. You'll just have to go back to what you were doing. Don't try and force him and dinner time a stressful experience for him. Just make him food that doesn't make a lot of mess. I hate mess but I didn't find BLW at all stressful.

Whoami24601 Sun 17-Jan-16 19:49:09

He's been spoon fed for ages though! It's not like we just switched over or anything! Could it be teething? His cheeks have been very pink lately.

UmbongoUnchained Sun 17-Jan-16 20:20:31

It could be but that's irrelevant. He needs to eat and if he won't take it from a spoon then he will have to do it by hand. Have you tried a fork? My daughter would eat off my fork but not a spoon. Fickle!

BushyTailedPony Sun 17-Jan-16 20:25:40

Mine refuses the spoon 90% of the time unless it's something irresistible (on that day, may as easily refuse it the next). She's 10 months and likes to feed herself. I have a small curved plastic fork that I scoop stuff onto and she'll eat off that herself if I hand it to her.
My first DD ate from a spoon no bother. I can't decide if it's better or worse tbh. At least with DD2 I get to eat myself with two hands. Look on the bright side perhaps and ignore the mess. It'll not be for too much longer.

Scotinoz Tue 19-Jan-16 02:45:12

I have an 8month old who will only eat yoghurt from a spoon, and only put that spoon in her mouth herself. Like BushyTailedPony said, at least you can eat dinner with two hands 😀

Don't think you can fix it though.

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