My 15 month old is still not really eating foods he needs to chew. He eaters soft foods for dinner such as lasagne, risotto, sheppards pie and happily spoon feeds some if this himself. He seems fine with a range of textures as the risotto may have full peas in it or bacon bits and he had stringy spinach in his lasagne etc. He will hand feed himself some foods that need chewing (apple, chips, toast) but eats such a little amount of this that I can't do it for a full meal. He often will spit the finger foods out too after chewing... Yesterday I made him a vegetable fried rice and he would chew it a bit and spit it all out.
What can I do to encourage him to eat less "baby" style foods? He's hardly eating at day care because of this
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16-04-2015 08:53 #1
Toddler won't chew
16-04-2015 10:28 #2Senior Member
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I would take him to the dr and get his tonsils checked. If they are enlarged it may be difficult for him to swallow. Also ask about a referral to a speech pathologist, they work on chewing and swallowing issues as well as speech.
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16-04-2015 14:25 #3
Thankyou! I didn't think it seemed "normal". I will do that
18-08-2016 14:45 #4
19-08-2016 17:20 #5
My little guy is still quite a lazy eater and prefers bowl food (rice with chicken casserole, pasta etc). He will eat apples but still often just juices it by chewing then spits it out grrr. I'm Fairly sure it's just laziness and that he's more about the flavour. He's a pretty good eater so winning in some respects! Just keep keep doing what your doing I think
19-08-2016 17:40 #6Senior Member
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ds wouldn't eat foods that were hard to chew like meats and preferred mushier foods until just recently at 4yo.. So for him it was just lazy eating. Check the tonsils thing though I never thought of that
19-08-2016 21:03 #7
Please also consider having your little ones frenulum (tongue tie) checked. If he cannot move food around in his mouth with his tongue this will affect chewing and swallowing. Have a google and see if any of these symptoms match.
19-08-2016 21:23 #8
My DS is against food but he was on life support and tube fed for a while. He hates mash etc yet will eat bananas few other things. I still serve things. We had tonsils out but he had infections no TT.
Talk to a OT about the fear of food magbe
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