My 6 mth old DD doesnt seem to want food.
I started her a couple of weeks ago and I have just kept with it but she still hasnt got the hang of it. She keeps pushing her tounge out.(which if I can remember means she is not ready????)
She is my second child and I cant remember my DS taking this long. He loved his food.
Any suggestion would be great.
My daughter has just gone 7 months, and we have had the same issue up until 5 days ago. My first 2 took to food straight away (waited til exactly 6 months with all 3), but Little Madam has made it look like I am poisoning her until this past week.
Some people had suggested to me that theirs didn't start eating properly until around 9 months, when mum figured out that they just wanted to feed themselves. Sure enough, this seems to have been the case with mine. One night she watched me eating a corn cob, and wanted a turn. I gave her the empty husk to suck...and she loved it. Then tried some banana (her on my lap, us holding it together). So messy and gooey, but it has done the trick. She can't handle pieces breaking off, so really close eyes to make sure she doesn't choke, but now she will let me feed her purees, as long as she can hold the spoon with me.
Held off on the rice cereal until she had some fruits and veges (I have one with bowel problems, and #2 suffered 8 days of constipation when he started solids - both due to this cereal!). After 5 days of cereal, she started suffering tummy pain, so she's being cautious with eating again, and I will never touch that cereal again! Also found out today she doesn't like a vege medley puree, and much prefers banana!
Keep going with it - try and find the best time of day for her - I had one that wouldn't eat before 11am, one that loved breakfast as soon as he was up, and this one seems to not be so keen on morning eating either, but loves dinner. Small blocks of cantaloupe, big enough that they can't be put totally in the mouth) straight from the fridge really got us going (left rind on), and they don't disintegrate too quickly, so they can be sucked for a while before replacing.