Just to explain the situation a little more, she has always hated to be fed by me. She has to self feed. At 10 mos she would pick up pieces of food and try them, but no matter what it was she would make a yucky face and either gag or spit it out. Now the only things she will put in her mouth are bread, crackers, and cereal. But she doesn't swallow them. She puts some in her mouth once or twice during a meal, chews it (she has 7 teeth) and spits it right back out. Nothing gets swallowed. Unless it is bread, crackers, or cereal it won't go into her mouth. It just gets played with, squished, crumbled, thrown, etc. Since she doesn't seem to enjoy food I don't give it to her all day long. Just at dinner time. At dinner time we put her in her high chair to sit with me and dh and I give her some of whatever we are eating, plus a cracker or something I know she will at least put in her mouth. QUOTE]
I could have written your post! DS did the exact thing. He was 11 1/2 mos before he ate a Cheerio. Now at 26 mos, he's not a great solids eater.
You should check out "My Child Won't Eat" by Carlos Gonzalez. It totally helped me relax about feeding DS. He will eat what his body requires and not what I THINK he shoud eat. When I stopped commenting on food and his eating, he ate better!