Posted in Food & Cooking, Starting Solids, Babies

Hi all! My 8 month old is refusing to pick up wet foods (like broccoli or spinach).

I haven’t been so good with starting her off on that food (she is only now having two front teeth coming in, and I figured it would be too hard to chew those type of foods but her daycare teacher is now saying otherwise). Any recommendations on how to make her start picking up that food?

  • Beatrice
    Dec 07

    With my 12 month old I steam until very tender and then paper towel dry it. My son doesn’t like touching anything that’s wet only dry foods and this works. I put a tiny bit seasoning on it so now he tries to eat it if it tastes good.

  • Beth
    Dec 07

    Start introducing utensils!

  • Amanda
    Dec 07

    Serve it frittata style. My son was, and still is honestly, a bit weird about textures. So things like spinach we cook into finger foods like frittata or mix with potato to make tots.

  • Christa
    Dec 07

    We served it in a smoothie for a while. Just add it in to your smoothie you’re making for them, and they get it without it being a fight. But you can also serve it in eggs!

  • Spencer
    Dec 08

    Make sure its organic, my son can tell the difference. Loves spinach sautéed in light butter with lil salt and dash of pepper. Its one of his staples

  • Aje
    Dec 08

    My son insisted on using utensils since 11 months. He would only eat broccoli or other veggies in purée form but he ate whole chicken and everything else. He just refused to eat the veggies not puréed. I wanted him to eat them so I started giving it to him in both forms (as others said I steamed the broccoli florets). Eventually he was curious to try it and I don’t have to purée anymore. I wouldn’t worry too much about it as long as he’s eating veggies in some form. Keep offering it and he’ll get used to it. If you are just trying to get him to eat broccoli and not worried about the form.. try purée with cauliflower. The cauliflower makes the flavor less harsh and you can slowly reduce the cauliflower and increase the broccoli in the mixture also add a little garlic