Notes from a New Mom: I have a 1-year-old who only wants to drink her bottle and eat sweet potatoes from a little pot. She does not like anything cut up small so she can pick it up with her fingers. I have tried everything from mango to peas to carrots.
The other day, I came home from the park (where I usually feed my baby her lunch) and thought, Crap -- I'm the only one with a 1-year-old who's still giving her baby food from a little pot. Everyone else has cut-up fruit and vegetables!
I'm trying, but my daughter just won't eat it! If I put peas in front of her, she mushes them and throws them on the ground. Same with potatoes, carrots or any type of fruit. She likes sweets and her milk -- and she does eat oatmeal at night -- but that's it. Eating time is a complete and utter struggle -- and the kitchen floor is a total disaster when I'm done feeding her.
Here's the other thing (and I know how terribly bad this habit is): If she is distracted by the computer or TV, I can manage to get a few bites in her mouth. Other than that, though, she shakes her head violently when I try to feed her. So I put on "Barney" (I know, I know -- she's too young) or have her play with the iPhone applications (I know, I know -- even worse). But what am I to do? She doesn't want to eat!
Anyone out there have the same problem -- and if so, what have you tried that worked? I can't force food in her mouth ... or can I?
Moms out there, please help!