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Subject: 1st Foods Date: 9/15/2012 9:08 PM
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I am having issues with my 10 month old son. He, in general, has been a much harder kid than my first.

Our latest issue is food. My daughter would she sat very calmly and let us feed her until about a year old at which time she pretty much started using utensils right away. I know, crazy good, right? Fast forward two years to my son. He has pitched a fit since we introduced solids...he wants to feed himself. But he dumps the bowl on his head, won't use utensils, and certainly won't let us feed him. I am nursing still, so at this point I'm not worried he's not getting enough food. But I am at a loss as to what to feed him and I'd like to wean at a year.

This morning I discovered he loved Cheerios (something we didn't give my daughter until much later, she pretty much ate all veggies for awhile), because my 2 year old decided to share. He'll eat pasta. And he'll eat other things we feed him for about three bites. Then he gets mad and wants to do it himself. But he doesn't actually feed himself instead he'll look you right in the eye and dump it on the ground.

I feel like he's not getting much nutrition and we are coming up on milestones where he should be getting much more calories from solids. I am worried that all he seems to like is carbs and even those he'll only eat a little and then dump. My daughter was not this way at all.

Can anyone recommend some good first foods? I am at a loss as to what to feed this kid that he won't throw...

And any tips for training good behavior. At this point, I almost don't care if he eats it or not, I just want him to stop dumping his bowl on the floor (while my two year old looks on and say, "uh oh it's not nice to dump food on the floor".
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