Seriously, I am in it right now.
Emma is 10 months old. She is still only eating stage 2 foods. She is not really into using a sippy cup-I have tried them all. She just started eating puffs and those baby "cheetos" things. She has 2 teeth fully in with 2 more on the way.
The doctor told me to start giving her real food-I have tried! Girlfriend turns down ANYTHING that I give her. If, for some reason, it actually makes it to her mouth, she makes an awful cringing/gagging face and most of the times will spit it out.
She has had: baby cheese ravioli with no sauce, mandarin oranges, bananas, cheese, and some pieces of a muffin. She has not eaten or liked ANY of them. I have shoved them in her mouth and she promptly gags, spits it out and turns away. If I try to let her put them in her mouth, she will mush them around and look at them. Someone suggested it was the texture, and to try stage 3 foods.
So, Friday I bought 2 jars of stage 3 foods-some turkey/rice mixture and some chicken/noodle mixture. I just tried to give her the turkey and rice and she gagged on bite one. I got four bites in her before she totally freaked.
Now, I know she isn't used to all the textures and whatnot, but what am I supposed to do to get her used to it? Please, someone give me some advice.
I am not sure what else to do/try. I kept on with all those solids for about a week, and she never would put one in her mouth on her own. I don't want each mealtime to be a fight and have her associate "badness" with eating.
I am going to be feeding this kid pureed baby food until kindergarten..........shoot me.
If you have any ideas/experience, please share!!!