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?