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my 21 month old grandson can only eat first and second stage baby food if he eats to much or we even try stage three he throws up. How can we get beyond this problem

He has been checked by gastro doctor and had a cookie swallow and nothing showed up. This is getting very frustrating for parents and grandparents. We need help

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Asked by halogranny at 3:44 PM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Maybe it's texture. Does he have other aversions? How did he do going off the bottle/breast?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Gerber stage 2 & 3 food used to make my daughter throw up when she was that age, I solved the problem by just making her food myself.

    Answer by 405mom at 3:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • First off his parents need to start introducing him to real solid food. Start slowly. Maybe even go suggest the parents take him to a nutritionist

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 3:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • at 21mths the child should be on table food!! Try skipping the mushy stuff and introduce him to regular foods, start with soft meats and veggies but nothing mushy like mac and cheese. See how he takes to it.

    Answer by AingealsBabies at 3:49 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Sounds like an oral issue. Super sensitivity. Suggest an Occupational Therapy referral
    My autistic son had this issue. Not saying he has autism,mind you

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:52 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • I agree, 21 months old should be on table solids. Heck, my older children were introduced to table solids at 6 months old!
    If he's throwing up the food, and the doctor says there's no reason he should be having trouble then get him OFF the baby food, and ON some real food. He's been fed this mushy stuff his entire life! He doesn't know that there's anything else out there! Give him food!

    Answer by momnstepmom at 8:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • I would have him followed by speech therapy (they work on feeding issues as well) he might need some therapy to get used to textures... unless it's just a control thing... like will he eat other things like cookies and crackers? If he will eat things like that without a problem then I would just stop giving in and make him eat regular foods... if he has problems with all foods then I would get him some therapy.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 10:34 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

  • I think I will tell my grandsons parent to try speech therapy as suggested above and to inquire of a feeding program at their local
    Childrens Hospital. I think these two ideas would be a great start. I would like to say he eats nothing but stage 2 and some stage 3
    baby foods. no cookies or hard or soft table foods He recently decided he wouldn't take his bottle and won't use sippy cups. So they are using a travel cup with no lip
    but it is a hassel since it is to large for him to handle. I have ordered some possible cups that have not lip on them and they are
    a little smaller. I will pass all informations shared here. Thanks to everyone who responded

    Comment by halogranny (original poster) at 11:14 PM on Dec. 19, 2010

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