|My baby is 7 months old. He doesn’t want to eat purity
foods but does have a sweet tooth as he will eat the desserts
though. Any suggestions?
Babies are commonly fussy eaters and also many of them
realise early on that food is one was to keep their mother's
attention. Since your baby enjoys the baby desserts, an
easy solution could be to start mixing a little bit of vegetable
puree into the dessert. You can add a bit more vegetable
every time until the baby is eating considerable amounts
of the vegetable without realising it. Vegetables like carrot
are sweet and often easily accepted by babies. You could
also try mixing baby cereal into the dessert to make it
Although this is easy advice to give, and you are clearly
in a difficult situation, try not to get too anxious about
these problems that you are experiencing. Try and accept
that your baby is a fussy eater, and just keep trying a
variety of solutions. Babies change so fast, and there could
be a simple reason for lack of appetite, such as teething.
In a few weeks your baby may be eating everything in sight!
Your baby will tell you if she is hungry. Even though it
doesn't seem like enough food to you, clearly she is satisfied
with the amount. Having her weighed regularly at the clinic
can help allay your fears, as the clinic will tell you very
quickly if she is short of nourishment.
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