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Why does my 9 month old suddenly refuse to eat solids?

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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
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In brief: It's normal

Around 9 months old many kids start refusing being spoon-fed.
They are growing up! the goal at this phase is to start teaching healthy finger foods. You might be able to still get in some of the earlier foods as dips, spreads, or sauces on the finger foods. Or by giving your baby a spoon to hold and alternating bites with a spoon you hold.

In brief: It's normal

Around 9 months old many kids start refusing being spoon-fed.
They are growing up! the goal at this phase is to start teaching healthy finger foods. You might be able to still get in some of the earlier foods as dips, spreads, or sauces on the finger foods. Or by giving your baby a spoon to hold and alternating bites with a spoon you hold.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
And occasionally a teething baby will refuse due to discomfort,
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