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How to get 11 month old to move past purees?


My baby will be 11 months in a week. His pediatrician says he really should have moved beyond purees by now, but this one brand and type of tiny cereal puffs is the only food he'll eat without having it put through a blender. He'll happily eat the pureed version of something, but not even cut-up pieces of that something, for example avocados. It's been hundreds of dollars of wasted groceries in the trash trying to find the thing he'll pick up and eat without a processor. How do you get a baby to move past purees?

  • Cable
    Jul 07

    If you make your own purées make them chunkier and keeps doing so each week untilypu can give soft while chunks of foods

  • Anonymous
    Jul 07

    Will he not try to pick it up? Is he having trouble with that? Or will he still not eat it if you try and feed it to him? My son is 10 months and some times if he won't eat the chunks I give him I'll put the chunk on top of the puree I've scooped on the spoon, or I imagine you could stir it in too. Or try baby led weaning and offer strips of things. He might end up knawing on it to teeth and decide he likes it. And mine just spits out avocado, or avoids it on his tray 🤷