When we first tried Jay eating some rice cereal at a little over 4 months he seemed to be receptive and to be getting some of it in his belly. We were feeding him rice cereal and a vegetable once or twice a week until Christmas (between 4-6 months). Then we stopped for a week. This last week we have been feeding him every other night and it has gone horribly. We usually give him rice cereal (which he doesn't really like) and carrots or sweet potatoes. He usually eats the first few bites- and prefers carrots over everything else, but then he gets fussy and closes his mouth, spits the food or squirms away. We feed him when he should be hungry (although most of the time it is between 5-7pm). I tried baby oatmeal today and he didn't seem to like that either. He is almost 6 1/2 months old. Should I give up and come back to it later? Should I keep trying even though he doesn't really eat much? What do you guys think?
He thinks his high chair is pretty cool though: