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What to Do If Your Baby Shows Little or No Interest in Solid Foods

You know what they say. If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again. It’s the same with spoon feeding.

If your baby does not seem to be interested in spoon-feeding the first time, that’s perfectly normal. It is harder to use a spoon in the beginning than to nurse or drink from a bottle. It may be that he is not ready yet. He could be especially tired the day you first try. He may even be starting to teethe and not want to spoon-feed.  You can try again in a few days, and with practice, he will become very proficient and look forward to mealtime.

Be sure to allow enough time when you first try solids with your baby. It takes lots of patience as he learns this new skill. Let him touch the food and put his fingers in it. This is his way of experiencing the world!