I need some help with our 22 month old son's eating habits, or lack of....my problem is he wont eat anything unless it is mushy/pureed!!! He has had a MASSIVE problem with his tonsils and adnoids and I mean they were MASSIVE and crowding his throat. Everything he ate made him choke and would get stuck in his throat. He had them out 2 months ago and i thought his eating habits would improve....errr.....not so!!! The problem was that he could only eat pureed or mashed food before as he couldnt swallow anything bigger - (no sandwiches, toast, nuggets, chips, biscuits or anything!!!) as his he would constantly vomit - the food would cause him to choke around his huge tonsils and then this would lead to another bout of tonsilitis as the germs left in his throat would make him sick again. It was such a drama and the poor little man has had it from 6months old until he had them out 20mths. (He was sick the entire time from 6months - 20months except for a 6 week period!!)
The only thing he will eat is cheesesticks that is hand held. I sit in front of him and eat sandwiches etc but he cries and gags and carries on. I tried again today to give him vegemite sandwich and he gagged on this and cried and wouldnt eat it.
Basically he is a very healthy little eater, he eats weetbix and fruit (warmed up) for breakfast; cheese, mashed banana and yoghurt for lunch and mashed vegies with little bits of chopped chicken/meat for dinner or lasagne mashed up or soup etc.
I'm due to have no 3 in July and Im wondering how my mum will cope with him!
Please offer any ideas (...or any miracle cures!!) to help me get him to eat sandwiches, toast, biscuits etc.