|Although my baby does take some solids, she gets tired and
fed up very quickly at meal times. I would like to get her
to persevere so that she eats a bit more than a few mouthfuls.
How do I go about this?
It is vital that you don’t make meal times into a
tough experience. Let baby set the pace, and be happy to
stop the meal as soon as she indicates that she has had
enough. Don’t forget how tiny your baby is, and how
many new skills she is trying to learn. If you make the
meal a short and gentle experience, then she will naturally
get a little more stamina as time passes, and start to eat
a significant amount of food.
One of the problems that we face as adults is the need
for achievement. It may seem that taking into consideration
the amount of preparation that goes into every meal, the
fact that the actual meal only lasts a few minutes, spells
failure. This could not be further from the truth. Every
time that baby has even one tiny mouthful of solids is a
big success for both of you. Enjoy what she IS achieving
and stop worrying about what she is not. She is doing her
best, and progressing at a rate which is perfect for her.
All she needs from you is the acceptance of that fact.
Solids - Amount
Solids - Avoid in first year
Solids - Baby
trying to take charge
Solids - Best age to start
Solids - Changing
her mind about a food
Solids - Feeding
Solids - First
Solids - Getting
Solids - Keeping
Solids - Is
Solids - Rice
Solids - Salt
content of food
Solids - Using
a bottle for solids
Solids - Very