We've got a 1 year old daughter and she is generally refusing to eat or drink. She started off not eating anything by mouth (and gags at textured purees), but eventually managed to get her eating smooth purees. In the last few weeks she'd also started drinking from an open cup with our help.
Now however she seems to be going backwards again - refusing to eat puree etc. She'll pick at finger food (chicken, cheese etc) but not enough. She does drink (but generally not much milk). The main milk she get's is from breastfeeding though she's doing this less now.
She does have a medical condition (Turners Syndrome) but I'm not aware of any way that would affect her eating (apart from possibly making her a bit fickle). At the moment her weight keeps dropping (matching her 7month weight) and unless we can get her weight to head in the right direction she'll be admitted to hospital. She has been in the hospital once already for 4 days with an ng-tube (nasal-gastric) to feed her which was a horrendous experience for us and her. So we're really keen to avoid this again.
What I'm hoping for is suggestions on how we might be able to get her eating, we've tried singing songs, giving her toys to play with as a distraction but she tends to just close her mouth and shake her head refusing food. Video's on a phone sometimes work, but not all the time and I don't want her becoming dependent on them.
I should also add we have some "high calorie" powders prescribed that we mix with purees - which means while finger food is fine, the puree is what we need to get in her really. Unfortunately the whole "babies don't starve themselves" doesn't seem to be true in this case.