I waited until 9 months to begin solids with ds2 because of digestive issues hes had in the past. We started with avocado, he like dit for like 2 days and then kept pushing it away, now ive started egg yolk and he wouldnt even try. im making it super watery because he gagged a couple of times on thicker versions.
my older ds had no issues with solids, loved everything and progressed so much easier.
im trying to just give him healthy fats because of his past digestive issues too.
any thoughts? is he just not ready?
I know when I first started my sone cried and refused the first few times. I would keep trying. Can you puree some sweet potato? How about pureed beets? My son also like oatmeal that I cooked and pureed.
Good luck mama
Have you looked at "baby led weaning"? Instead of giving him foods, you could try just placing a few chunks of avocado or sweet potato (those are what we started with) on his tray. Let him mess with them, drop them, do whatever he wants with them. If he doesn't feel any pressure or frustration from you, he might just decide to start tasting them and then eating them. Try this for a few weeks and see if you can get him to start enjoying the solids process.
Also, gagging is totally fine and normal. Babies have to learn to move food around their mouths. My daughter has gagged on lots of foods, but never choked. Keep an eye on him, but I would let him lead the way for now. A lot of sources suggest continuing to offer foods that have been rejected five or more times, but again, gently and without pressure. It's a huge transition for him and there's a lot of learning to be done.
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Are you breastfeeding? If so I really wouldn't worry. Breast fed babies can go a year without table foods. As long as you are breast feeding on demand, don't worry he will take food when ready.
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Neither my kids did the purée stage
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