Posted in Behavior, Food & Cooking, Toddlers

13 mos old suddenly refusing solid food. Huh?

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A few months ago he was adventurous and curious to try all solids. He even had some favorites. That progressed nicely until just this past week or so, when his tastes regressed out of the blue. He won't even try foods that need fingers, utensils, bowls, or plates. Not even purée, unless I mix it with his milk/formula in a sippy cup. Two questions. What's going on here? And how do I get him back on track to eating like an adventurous big kid?

  • Anonymous
    Sep 16

    Is he teething? My son hates food of all forms when teething

  • Jenn
    Sep 16

    Probably teething. My LO is the same when she gets teeth. Try frozen washcloths before eating. Or freezing some puree so it is cold on his gums.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 16

    My daughter did this for almost 2 weeks to the point I was nervous she wasn’t getting enough food at all. It was just a phase and now she’s back to normal trying everything. I will say her tastes have become a bit pickier though.

  • Winifred Z.
    check_circleChild Care Provider Sep 16

    Agree with answers above about teething, involve him in the making of food, be creative with how food presented(cute food display maybe), he might want to eat food that he helped prepare.