Oh, am I glad to see all these posts! We started DS (now about 9.5 months)on solids right about 6 months, had a bit of a slow start but then he was eating everything like gangbusters- this was with the pureed baby foods, some home-made, some store bought. Then almost a month ago, he stopped. Cold. Ate one day, the next day wouldn't eat ANY solids. We figured he had a cold, was teething, he'd be back to it in a few days. Yeah, well, he still isn't really eating. He will maybe take a couple teaspoons of applesauce or pears. He has started eating Cheerios- loves them, and will eat some of those puffs. Will maybe gnaw on a biter biscuit. But anything else, he doesn't want to put into his mouth, and if he does, he usually gags on it- not choking, I can see it on his tongue, he just doesn't want to eat it. I KNOW he doesn't need it, but I still kinda worry about it, plus have to deal with my parents/IL's who can't believe he isn't eating more, PLUS the ped who was less than pleased about it. What am I supposed to do, hold him down and force feed him?!?! I just keep telling myself a couple things: first, my nephew was a GREAT early eater, eating chicken wings at 10 months of age, for goodness sake (not MY idea of what he should be eating, but he's not my kid) and now they can barely get him to eat ANYTHING; hopefully DS will be the opposite. And second, I don't know any 5th graders still taking a bottle, etc to school with them for lunch. I figure when he wants to eat, he will.
Kelly, wife to DH, mom to Caden Reese (10-2-06), Tessa Brynn (12-26-08 ), and Maddox Quinn (7-16-11). Fur-mama to Finnegan, Ripley, Raisin (my little kitty amputee) and Kimchi. 748/2011, 2028/2012, 2023/2013, 1256/2014, 353/2015