She won't eat cereal or baby food! Double L's Due March 20; 2 kids; Canastota, NY, United States 297 posts
5th Dec '12

Our daughter is almost 5 months and when she was introduced to cereal (rice, oatmeal) and jarred baby food... she HATES it! I started with carrots for a week then switched to bananas the next. NOTHING... She is just content with her bottle. What do I do here?!?!?

Piecey. 3 kids; K-Town, KL, Germany 63277 posts
status 5th Dec '12

I'd skip the solids for now and try to reintroduce them later. She doesn't need them, so it's not really a big deal in that aspect.

user banned (boy); 2 kids; Fucking, Austria 36337 posts
5th Dec '12

You stop feeding her baby food. Food before one is just for fun. All she needs is breastmilk or formula.

drunk faith1 1 child; Alabama 10081 posts
5th Dec '12

She isn't ready :? she doesn't need food until 1 year. Wait a month and try again.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
5th Dec '12

Wait,it sounds like she isn't ready.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Land, CA, United States 117259 posts
5th Dec '12

Cut out solids until a later time. She doesnt need them unless shes showing an interest or eating too much BM/formula. Shes not interested right now.

homes cool 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 60938 posts
5th Dec '12

Don't worry about it. Just keep on with breastmilk or formula, that is all she needs. You can try in a month or so if you want. Her little body doesn't need anything else yet.

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
5th Dec '12

She's probably not ready if she's happy with milk and she is only 5 months so there's no rush :)
I've always been told solids after 6 months, solids between 6-12 months are for taste and formula/breast milk should be offered first. After 12 months encourage food first.

misanthrope 2 kids; Ramona, California 15431 posts
5th Dec '12

She isn't ready yet, and doesn't need it. Just keep feeding her formula or breast milk for now. She will be fine.

Flag 1 child; Newmarket, Ontario 1681 posts
5th Dec '12

My daughter is 9 months and still won't eat cereal or baby food.

Not a big deal, she doesn't need it,

...lll 1 child; Rutland, Vermont 1400 posts
5th Dec '12

cereal is just a filler anyways... it has no nutritional value to it.