November 20, 2007


I started feeding Mason cereal and baby food this month. I thought that we should start him on food a little earlier then Shea, because he is bigger and he already has 2 teeth. However, I am having trouble getting him to open his mouth. He cries until I put the food on his lips and then he tries to suck the food in. I try to hold the food in front of his mouth until he opens but he just cries. I have tried to push the food in his mouth and sometimes that works. He loves eating the food, he just does not know how to eat it. When I am eating and he wants some of it he will open his mouth as I bring it to my lips, but does not do the same when he eats. Shea had no trouble eating, but he started food when he was 6th months old. Does anyone have any suggestions?


Chiara said...

We didn't go through that either. Carter was 5 and 1/2 months when we started rice cereal, but he was ready. I think he'll get the hang of it quickly. What a big guy--growing up so quickly!

Schlabach Clan said...

My friend had that issue with her little girl. You can always wait a few more weeks and then try again. My friend ended up waiting till her girl was ready at around 8 months.

Sarah Cox said...

What about opening your mouth when you are feeding him? Maybe he'll copy you if he sees you doing it?

Just a thought...who knows. ;)

Maybe just try again in a few weeks?

The O'Connell Clan said...

I would go for the trying again in a couple of weeks. They always try to copy...and there is on rule that says cereal has to be at 6 months. Drew was so big I waited because obviously getting enough for his body was not an issue. Good luck...keep us updated!