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My DS wont eat anything from a spoon!!!!!

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cheekster Sun 07-Jun-09 16:12:31

My DS (10 mo) has decided he doesnt want to eat anything from a spoon anymore. He has always been very good with food and not a fussy eater at all.

However, he has now decided that he feeds himself and no one else does. He will only eat finger foods

So far I have tried him with

soft cheese sandwiches
butternut squash chips

But Im running out of ideas of other things to give him that are easy for him to chew but that he can hold in his hand.

Can anyone suggest any other non crap finger foods I can give him that will fill him up

e.g. apples, cucumber etc doesnt fill his little tummy

burningupinspeed Sun 07-Jun-09 16:18:28

Can he feed himself 'normal' meals with his hands? My DS often eats things like chicken & rice or a stir fry with his hands (despite being capable of using a fork hmm )

burningupinspeed Sun 07-Jun-09 16:20:05

Or can he manage something like a thin slice of quiche? Chopped up boiled eggs, tortilla wraps, pitta bread and tuna, etc if sticky/messy food is out - my DS also went through an odd phase of not wanting anything gloopy on his hands.

cheekster Sun 07-Jun-09 16:24:45

Ooooh yes, Im sure he'd be fine with a boiled egg and I think Ill try quiche too. Yes, Ive tried him with things like stir fry and pasta too but he doesnt seem to eat as much when it is small pieces IYSWIM.

burningupinspeed Sun 07-Jun-09 16:49:03

Ah, I see, my DS seems to do better with small pieces as he can fit more in at once hmm

Also maybe chunks of bread dipped into a thick soup?

Have a look at Aitch's blog here for dozens upon dozens of ideas...

SalmonLuke Sun 07-Jun-09 20:10:17

If your DS is determined to feed himself, a good way of gettig him using cutlery successfully, is to use the 'baton passing' method.

You use two spoons, ones with a deep dish tend to be best as the food does not slip off easily. You load one spoon with food and place it on the table or resting in the bowl. The idea is that DS picks the full one spoon up, drops the empty one, which you then load again.

It worked for us like a charm with our two boys. We know others who have used the technique with success too.

If your lucky, he may even let you feed her the odd spoonful on the sly too. Happy feeding

mamatilly Tue 09-Jun-09 11:17:49

my baby is loving falafel (chick pea balls), pitta in humus, hunks of jacket potatoes, breadsticks. big hunks of cheese... also strips of omelette go down well... but do have to cover floor with blanket as it gets pretty messy!


ChocOrange05 Wed 10-Jun-09 10:58:25

Thai sticky rice is great as you can mould it into finger shapes - DS had this yesterday with some chunks of lamb curry.

I read on another thread about someone who makes porridge and leaves it to cool in the fridge before cutting it into slices.

Most veg and fruit can be great finger foods - brocolli, carrots, green beans, baby corn, aubergine, courgette, melon, mango, potato. Also put stuff on toast for him - sardines, cream cheese, peanut butter, marmite.

Make thick soups and then dip a peice of toast in it before you give it to him.


JessJess3908 Wed 10-Jun-09 15:58:19

dd loves home made burgers. mix lean beef mince, small fried onions, egg and bread crumbs - bake in oven for 20 mins. GOOD SOURCE of iron, freeze well and cruble nicely in her mouth. floor was nearly clean after yesterday's dinner grin

she also likes bananAS, pitta & dips and will eat anything (peas, fish egg yolk etc)stuck to bread & butter.

sorry typing with one hand.

JessJess3908 Wed 10-Jun-09 16:00:12

Just seen other post - mine won't eat little bits of pasta off of a spoon but loves big bits of fusili she can pick up herself.

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