My now 10 month old is refusing pretty much all "real" food. We are trying to move him away from the jar foods (he was stage 3) and into "regular" food, which we've been doing for quite a while now. He really loves yogurt, but here lately only eats one bite and that is literally it. He will barely try any of the gerber graduate meals, you can get one maybe two bites in him if you're lucky. He will, however, eat a ton of the freeze-dried yogurt and the melt-in-your-mouth puffs (the ones that look like cheetos) and fruit loops (he doesn't like cheerios lol). I'm glad he eats that, but he was getting to where he was trying everything and wanting everything and now it's nothing.
One thing I have noticed is his diapers are a LOT runnier now. He's been teething for quite some time and just cut his first two teeth three weeks ago. We are also switching him to milk, but only mix two ounces real milk with four ounces water/formula. And he is doing really well with it.
My question is is this normal at this stage? Could it be because of the teething? Is my only solution to keep trying and trying to get him to eat the other foods (which are just real versions of his baby food)? Here lately he has really been testing me with doing different things as well as pitching little temper tantrums. He's extremely stubborn, so I just want to make sure if this is normal and if I just need to be diligent. Thank you!!!
maybe he is not ready to switch to real food have u tryed doing the stage 3 again? and the puff and all that have almost no calories 25 calories per 1/4-1/2 cup depending on brand so he does need some other food in there i breastfeed and have for 20 months and my daughter is aweful eater she prefers my milk over food she eats less than i 1yr old we try and try he is very petite we did not get her off baby food tell 15 months because she had a very strong gag reflx so try giving him more time on the babyfood and most dr dont reconmend switching to cow milk tell 1
So sorry for responding so late!! Apparently it was just another of those "stages" he tends to go through. Rather quickly might I add. lol His repertoire has increased considerably, but he still has limitations since he only has his two front bottom teeth. We are still working on the full switch to cow's milk. It's about two ounces formula and four ounces cow's milk. We've been stale-mated at that for a while now. But I guess the trick is just to be persistent. :-)