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    Default Chewing delay

    Ds2 has been diagnosed with both speech and a chewing delay.
    We are doing a feeding clinic and working with a speech therapist.
    My question is...
    Has anyone else had experience with this?
    What on earth do you feed a 2.5yr old that can only handle the food of a 9 to 12 month old?

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    Cheerios
    Biscuits (soft ones such as arrowroots etc)
    Banana
    Strawberries

    Did she give you any info? What about his water does it need to be thickened?

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    No problem with drinks. It's just that his tongue can't move food to his back teeth. He had a late released tongue tie.

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    Steamed veg chunks?
    Avocado
    Those baby rice crackers that pretty much melt
    Super soft fresh bread for sandwiches but break up into little bits?
    Instants porridge

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    Start with meltables. Lots of foods that are easily dissolved in the mouth.
    Rice crackers like baby mum mum
    Arrow root biscuits
    Yogurts drops
    Freeze dried fruit
    Potato six
    plus avocados
    Scrambled eggs.
    French Toast
    Fish cakes (mashed potato makes these soft and easy to manage).
    Our speechie followed the SOS feeding therapy. It worked for us. My DD has low muscle tone and oral apraxia. So it was hard to for her to chew. Still can't manage foods like meat at 2 and half.
    Another good thing is give foods that can't be bitten into but he can practice the chewing. Like rusks. But also raw carrot sticks or beef jerky. These are no good though if you think he could bite a chunk off. But I did this loads with my daughter and then dipped them into puree and dips. They suck and attempt to chew and bite and it helps the tongue lateralisation.

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    Thank you ladies. @Tamtam
    I have never heard of yogurt drops. But they sound good.
    Ds2 is cows milk protein intolerant so no good for him. But I'll enjoy them.

    He has no trouble with biting off chunks of things is just that he gets tired when he has to chew to much. We are trying to get him to eat more before he gets tired. I will try the jerky though it would be a sucking toy I think.
    He even sucks on rice crackers rather than biting them.
    @Zombie_eyes instant porridge is an awesome idea! I think I even have some apricot I can chop in to it.

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    Another thing DS likes is chevachies I'm probably spelling that wrong you know the snag sort of things? They crumble easy for him. And he loves meatballs but not the sauce so much. Hugs Hun feeding is horrible when they don't want it!

    Also hash browns (my child likes all the unhealthy foods but right now I just focus on what he will eat 😳)

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    Another thing DS likes is chevachies I'm probably spelling that wrong you know the snag sort of things? They crumble easy for him. And he loves meatballs but not the sauce so much. Hugs Hun feeding is horrible when they don't want it!

    Also hash browns (my child likes all the unhealthy foods but right now I just focus on what he will eat 😳)
    Ds2 lived on chips and peas for ages. Lol. Just to get him to eat and see /play with other food.
    He does like Sausages and meatballs. I make my own teriyaki meatballs. He likes them extra crumbling. I have not tried hash browns.
    You lovely ladies have given me so many ideas.
    Thank you!

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    Hash browns are a winner here too!


 

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