Hi ladies just wondering if anybody elses child does this. DS seems to have a terrible gag reflex or something, it all started at around 20 months. Basically if he eats something he hasn't tried he dry retches. Sometimes it starts off with this massive gross wet burp then he starts gagging. This also extends to him watching us eat.
A few examples:
I was peeling a mandarin and he was sitting on the lounge watching me and he dry retched.
DH was drinking an iced coffee out of a straw...Ds was standing there dry retching.
Just yesterday I was eating pumpkin soup and he was watching me from his high chair. At first he started cracking it and I thought maybe he wanted some but nope he started dry retching to the point where he almost vomitted.
He watched me eat a yoghurt the other day and as I lick the spoon he started gagging. He loves yoghurt and even had some a few hours later!
Yesterday he had a sandwich but it must have gone dry from the fan blowing on it. He went to put it in his mouth and as soon as it touched his lips he dry retched. I felt it and the bread was quite hard but still he was gagging so much
He has vomitted accidently a few times because he was gagging so much
Im guessing this Isn't normal at all? We have mentioned it to two gps when it first started happening and they both said I dont know and left it at that. He has had his throat checked a few times and nothing. We just cant work out why he does it and what sets it off because It's not all the time. Like with the Iced coffee example....he has watched dh drink it several times and hasn't done it every single time.
Any ideas what this is? Any other kids doing this? Should we take him to another doctor or maybe even discuss with his chn? Im starting to get a bit worried about it so any help would greatly be appreciated