Since you seem to have so much drama with food, has he been referred to a Pead?
My sisters son just went for a similar problem, turns out eh has some kind of sensory issues (ie the textures in his mouth) So making it not the actual taste of the food but more how it feels in his mouth.
I mean really i have it myself. I like yogurt but give me one of those ones made for kids(the ones they suck up) i almost vomit. Same thing if i see people lick ice cream stick, even thinking about it gives me horrors. I also like the taste of fish but dont eat it at all as it feels slimy in my mouth which leads me to automatically believe that it is off.
Maybe get a referral to a Pead. My Nephew was referred from the pead to a psychologist...he has his first meeting next week. He is very fussy with clothes too. Only will wear certain favorites.
Maybe your DS has similar issues my sister noticed fussiness around 3ish and he turned 5 about 2 weeks ago.
Last edited by JabberJaw; 20-09-2010 at 18:58.
I have never had the problem with my kids, but my nephew is super fussy and we just thought he was well...fussy but apparently he is not. He is so particular about food, how its cut etc and has dry toast with vegimite (no butter) which i thought was odd, but now sister mentioned the sensory issue, maybe the butter makes it to soggy I too like cold toast with butter AFTER its cold, only eat hot toast if it has marmalade! I am also particular where i eat, i very very rarely will eat at someone elses house. So i think i am similar to my nephew. I thought it was because i have a germ phobia, but even talking to my mum she said nephew is like i was!
But like i said, its worth looking into, i am not sure what they can do about it but Sister had her appoint with psycologist (without nephew present) and she did tell her that they will 'teach' him ways to cope and to eat foods that he needs but chooses not to eat. I am assuming she is talking about disguising foods, maybe even showing him they are there but showing him they can have different textures...dunno, just assuming. He ALWAYS asks my sister for soft drink, she buys it, he takes one sip and thats it. But will drink it a day or 2 later when its flat.
best of luck. Hopefully it will sort itself out eventually.
I know that typically kids DO often go through a stage of refusing food,, and things they loved yesterday they do hate today but since he refuses an assortment of food, its probably best to look further into it to avoid problems later on.
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