Gracie has ALWAYS been a good eater.
She loves food.
She loves to eat, period.
It doesn't have to be food, it can be paper, her feet, cords she shouldn't be touching...she even loves to eat lemons! (Definitely something she gets from her Dad.)
Even when we started her on baby food, baby girl was gung-ho about the whole deal. We couldn't give her squash fast enough. Mac N Cheese! Turkey and Rice! Sweet Potatoes! All of it. She loved. Then we started adding rice cereal to the baby food to give her more nutrition. NO PROBLEMS. She loved it, and now prefers baby food with the rice cereal. She loves the little rice puffs, she loves the apple wagon wheels, she loves the baby cheetos! (That's what I call them, they aren't really cheetos.)
IMAGINE MY SHOCK when we tried to feed her different textures (as you should around 9 mos) and feed her "real" food and she HATED IT ALL.
Soft Gerber Apple Bits? NO. Scrambled egg? NO. Little bits of biscuit? NO.
ANY TYPE OF LEVEL 3 BABY FOOD? HECK NO.
She will spit out any and all noodles that enter her mouth.
We had one small victory last night: she likes tomatoes.
(But you have to feed them to her yourself because she still is a little sketchy about them.)
And to be honest, we got her to eat (very SLOWLY...over the course of THREE DAYS) chicken and pasta. But she still spit out the majority of the "pasta"!
The past two days I have also noticed that she is becoming MUCH MORE DIFFICULT to feed. It takes 30 mins to feed her one container of food when it use to take me TOPS 10-15 mins. It is such a struggle lately! I can't figure it out.
So mama's, I am coming to you!
How did you get your baby to eat different textures?
What did you feed them?
When were they on "real" food?
Did you experience difficulty feeding them at this age?