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Eats "jar" food but not my freshly cooked stuff

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alysonpeaches Tue 04-Aug-09 18:14:07

What do you do with a 10 month old who will eat any prepared babyfood / jar type, but when I spend hours making freshly cooked stuff, following Annabel Karmel recipes, online recipes, my own recipes or even following the contents from jars she doesnt eat it? I have a freezer full of stuff made from fresh vegetables and meat some mashed, some pureed, some sweetened with apple juice.

Any ideas, or should I just go with the jars? She will eat bits from our plates, but if I mash up/puree the stuff we are having she takes a spoonful or two then wont have any more.

Daffodilly Tue 04-Aug-09 21:57:49

Could you try mixing a little "home" food into a jar that you know she likes? Then if that works maybe gradually increase the amount ratios in favour of the homemade stuff?

I did something similar with my DD at one point when I was trying to get her to eat more meat - I mixed a little finely chopped up in a Plum Baby pot that I knew she liked the flavour of.

littleboyblue Tue 04-Aug-09 22:01:29

My ds1 went off home cooked food at that age and would only eat jars. So I just gave him jars, I figured it was better than him not eating at all. That is my biggest regret with him so far (he is now 2).
Looking back, I am certain is was connected to teething. I wish I had stuck it out and continued with the home cooked.
Ds2 is 6 months, and is keener on the jars than home ooked, but I will be sticking to home cooked. (Jars when out)

Will she eat it without it being pureed> Is she ready for food to be more solid iyswim?

Horton Tue 04-Aug-09 22:58:47

Don't spend hours cooking mush. Just give her stuff from your plate. If that's what she likes, why not let her have it? Presumably you eat a reasonably balanced diet? She is only 10 months old and is probably still getting the majority of her nutrition from milk. No need to stress about it, honest! Some vegetables from your plate and a few bits of pasta or a spoonful of rice or a slice of bread with some chunks of meat or chickpeas or cheese is a perfectly good diet for a 10 month old. At least, that's what mine was eating (she wouldn't let me put a spoon in her mouth) and she seems to be fine now (is nearly three and rambunctious).

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