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Help with feeding solids!

Hi new here, I have a 13 month old boy and need help with feeding. He eats solids, but all he really eats are carrots and peas. How can I get him to eat actual heaviest foods without him throwing it on the ground and not trying anything?

  • Christa
    Dec 05

    We started our Kiddo on solids by putting the things he wasn’t sure of in a smoothie of some sort, and if we are eating it we make a big deal about how yummy it is!!! Perhaps look up the book “bringing up bebe” she talks about getting kids to eat things that most kids won’t eat due to our culture, but it does a good job explaining food aversions for little ones!!!

  • Beatrice
    Dec 05

    Thank you

  • Christa
    Dec 05

    Of course!!! Also, go to https://www.parents.com/baby/feeding/solid-foods/starting-solids-guide/ Like this article talks about we offered him toys that were cooking involved, a spatula, a spoon, a plastic baby fork, measuring cups, and made him involved In the process, and talked to him about literally EVERYTHING we are doing and what each thing is. Our son is 10 months old and I swear eats EVERYTHING, and even things I detest but his dad loves. So it’s really about interacting with them! If we make it foreign to them, it becomes foreign and gross. Just like us, if we don’t know what it is, what it’s like, or what it’s supposed to be like, odds are you’re not going to want to eat it! I encourage our son to at least try it, and remember if he doesn’t like today, odds are he’ll probably like it in a week or so!!! Mine started loving oatmeal, now doesn’t really care for it, but will deal if that’s all I offer, but in a week or so, it will change again!!! Hope that helps some!!!

  • Lily
    Dec 05

    I just started feeding mine whatever I was eating around 12 months. She eats everything now! I would say make things sound really good when you eat it! And if he eats it make a big happy deal about it! I don’t do this anymore with her, but it worked really well when she was starting out

  • Michelle
    Dec 05

    I feed mine baby food still as his main form of nutrients....or whatever I’m eating which he readily tries more of every day.

  • Christa
    Dec 06

    I would caution at 13 months being on tons of baby food, because of recent recalls... though they have been kept pretty hush hush, I would start offering more of a solid food base than not. Your pediatrician should have given the clear to go ahead on solids of some sort by now. The more you can introduce now, and the wider varieties will offer him a better and healthier relationship with food. To me, baby food, though it’s not bad, offers a pretty limited palate for them- and an awkward relationship to foods in general. If you think about it, it’s really a rather boring palate of food options for babies! Maybe we are just super foodies, and try to eat a little of everything, but like I mentioned earlier, the more involved you make them the more they are likely to engage with what you’re eating. We stick to lots of finger foods which he can feed himself, but also offer different things that we are eating which he has to learn to use a spoon or fork with. Now, when ever we eat fish it’s a battle to get any of our own serving because he loves it, and it doesn’t matter what type of fish we are eating. Perhaps in your ventures on feeding him new and different foods, allow him to eat more than what we consider just our strict “American kid diet” of chicken nuggets and fish sticks. Actually becoming involved with learning a new level of culinary life may enhance everyone’s relationship with food to become better!!!! I don’t know if that makes sense but I hope it helps!!