When baby doesn't want to eat

Filed under: Nutrition: Health, Development/Milestones: Babies

You know the familiar parenting refrain "Just when you think you've got it down, they'll change it up?" It is so true.

Nolan's one constant has been his intense love of food. He latched on fiercely and knowingly on day one at the hospital, and he ate solids with gutso and relish. I used to dole out his blueberries one by one because if I gave him five or six (sliced, of course) he'd shove them all into his mouth in gleeful panic.

But lately, he has decided he has more important things to do. He wants to fling himself out the door. He wants to see if he can walk backwards. He wants to climb up and down and up and down the stairs. He does not want to eat, and he definitely doesn't want to eat anything off a spoon.

I'm not sure what to do. When I sit him in his high chair he flings his food on the ground or swirls it in his mouth and puts it back on his table. He has lost all interest in eating.

Did your kids do this? And what did you do to lure their interest back to eating?

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Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.