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Moving on to lumpy food

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Leicfox1 Sat 11-Feb-17 11:30:23

Hi everyone. My 10 month old so was doing well with mostly traditional weaning and occasional finger food. But he had hand,foot and mouth disease last month, and (having then caught it myself and experienced this) the very sore throat put him off his food. At the time we were moving on to lumpy food - a mixture of home-cooked and 10 months plus packets. Because of the illness, we went back to pureed and then textured-but-not-lumpy (7 months plus) food. But now even though he's recovered, he seems to have a dislike for lumpy food and spits out the lumps even though he would eat them before. Any ideas on how to get over this?

Home-cooked examples of lumpy food are small pasta stars in pureed veg, cous cous, lumps of veg like soft carrot. He will still however eat some finger food like toast.

I just feel like we took a couple of steps back because of the illness and are now stuck there. Thanks in advance.

AssassinatedBeauty Sat 11-Feb-17 11:47:47

I don't have any experience of traditional weaning, but my thoughts would be just to keep offering. He'll get back to eating it soon I'm sure, it'll just take a while for him to get used to it again. You could try letting him self feed BLW style and see if he prefers that?

JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 11-Feb-17 13:34:30

My first was still on smooth purees and finger food at 12 months, I think due to tongue tie, so I'm perhaps not the best person to ask. One thing that I've heard can help is to mix the two. So if your using a jar of smooth purée, mix in about a quarter of a jar with lumps and gradually increase the proportions. Don't worry too much though ascat least he is eating.

Do you offer a variety of finger foods along with the purees? It used to drive me mad that DC1 would eat a tuna sandwich but would want all of his spoon fed food completely smooth but he got there in the end smile

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