My oldest is autistic and has texture issues, which limit the foods he will eat. He is now tired of the foods has eaten for the past 3 years, yet refuses to try anything else. Anyone's input would be appreciated. ThanksAnswer Question
Answer by SusieD250 at 11:37 PM on Aug. 7, 2009
My three year old is not a normal eater. He has some serious eating issues. I heard some great advice I will pass on. While you are working with professionals, don't sweat what your child eats. As long as they eat give them what he or she will eat. At first I was hung up on the balanced diet and the need to do as healthy as possible. We do a vitamin, pediasure, and I give him what he will eat and as much as he wants of it. In the mean time we are ruling out medical issues and then sending him on to specialists who can assist him with his eating sensitivities. The thing that I would love parents to know is to not make meals a battle or a stresser for you or the child.
Answer by frogdawg at 7:43 AM on Aug. 8, 2009
I read this great book called No More Meltdowns by Jed Baker. I wrote a journal post about the helpful information that I found in the book.
I will tell you that this has been wonderful, Shawn is getting so much better at doing the 5 steps to trying a new food.
1. Look at it
2. Smell it
3. Lick it
4. Chew on it
5, Swallow it.
Here is my journal post I hope it helps, http://www.cafemom.com/journals/read/1496506/A_guide_for_problems_advoiding_new_food_without_a_meltdown
Answer by LadybugsMonkeys at 3:46 PM on Aug. 8, 2009
Answer by lisaeNH at 8:49 PM on Aug. 16, 2009