My DS is 11 months and simply refuses any meals that are not pureed. He also eats bread, toast, rice cakes and organix crisp snacks. I am trying desperately to thicken his dinners, but he just gaggs and vomits if it is not to his liking.
I am open to all offers of help and advice.
oh yea, and he will take hipp organic stage 3 meals, but if my home cooked stuff is remotely lumpy, its puke puke time
Liquid with lumps in is actually quite an odd thing to it imo. Just try him with soft but solid bits of food (cooked veg batons, rice, flakes of fish). My guess he would just like to move straight onto these
Agree with what the others have said, I wouldnt bother with the lumpy or pureed food, I'd just give steamed veg, soft fruit, toast, bread etc and let him get on with it. I did baby led weaning with ds so didnt puree/ mash anything and we had quite a few gagging/ regurgitating episodes early on but he soon got the hang of it. Sometimes when they are able to control what they swallow they are less likely to gag if that makes sense? Good luck!
I have tried carrot battons, but he makes a face suggesting he dosnt like them and then squeezes them to mush. Does the same with banana, and point blank refuses to let any pass his lips, Broccoli has the same effect!!!. Its almost like he firstly dosent like the feel of them, so decides that they are not going in the mouth. In fact, anything remotely damp brings on a look of disgust. Has anyone else experienced this reaction???
Every time my little one tastes something, even tried and tested favourites, she pulls a face as if to say "What fresh hell is this?". Then she has a think about it, and within a few minutes she' usually downing it. Maybe your little one needs a few minutes to get used to the food?