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Transition from baby food to table food

Anonymous

My son is 12 months old will be 13 months old on the 17th of this month. I’ve been trying to get my son to eat table foods. He’s just not for it. I’ve tried mashed bananas, soft scrambled eggs, toast, mashed carrots, broccoli, rice cheese etc. and he doesn’t want anything. He eats the baby food without a problem but he just doesn’t want table food. What else can I try so he can eat food?

  • Kristin
    Jan 08

    Have you considered BLW Baby Led Weaning? There’s a few books, online resources & FB groups on that. Ours started around 9 mos when he was able to sit well & our pediatrician gave the go signal on table food. I noticed once my baby started to feel the textures of what he’s eating, he got more interested. It’s a challenge in the beginning but they’ll get the hang of it. Also I try to just cook for the entire family but reduced the salt, sugar, no artificial & just try to pick ingredients that are age appropriate & safe for my baby. Check also a lot of baby/toddler recipes online that’s also good to serve for the family.

  • Anonymous
    Jan 08

    Thank you I will do that!

  • antigrav_kids
    Jan 08

    We had great luck with BLW! We didn't know we were doing it, the kids just started eating our food. Later on I found out it had a name. We avoided things that could be choked on like whole nuts, and steak until they had more teeth, but that was about it. If they picked up our food, whatever it was, they were welcome to it. One of the favorites for all three kids was sweet potatoes. Another was homemade cranberry sauce.

  • Heather
    Jan 11

    Yes! BLW was amazing for my my daughter, she started at 7 months she is 18 months and eats what we eat and is not a picky eater at all. Dont be afraid to slowly incorporate spices, bland food will bore a child and can lead to a picky eater. And if he doesnt like a food one day, doesnt mean that he will never like it, keep rotating those foods. One day my daughter absolutely loves tomatoes and cant get enough, then the next she will just try one and then ignore it. Also, be aware of the time you are feeding him, a tired child will not want to explore the change, trust me, I know haha. Pinterest was amazing for my research on articles and recipes ( recipes the whole family can have through this transition). Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    Jan 15

    Thank you so much :)