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My 3 yo boy refuses any food he must chew and accepts food in liquid form only.

He likes to chew paper.

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Asked by camelotkids at 7:25 PM on Apr. 20, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • How about some more info? Is this a new development, or has this been going on for a long while? Does he swallow the paper, or just gnaw on it?

    Answer by SWasson at 7:31 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • How long has this been going on? When did this start? Please a bit more info.

    Answer by Kirs at 7:32 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Are his teeth okay? A lot of kids go through stages of fussy or strange eating habits; in my experience, it's not worth making meals into a war zone. Just give him what he wants, but encorage some variety so he is at least offered some fruit and veges (or fruit veg juice) every day, some sort of protien food now and then, and some dairy. Otherwise, just try not to stress. A lot of good healthy food can be made into a smoothie. ?

    Answer by judimary at 7:33 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • Has this going on for a long time or a short time? He might have a sore throat or a sore tooth.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:34 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • What's your question?

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • If this has just started recently he may have tooth or mouth pain. Ask him if that is the case.

    However, if this is a regular thing, it may be laziness. (i.e. why chew what I can drink?) He needs to be eating solid foods at his age. Just don't give in to him. No child will starve themselves to death. Refuse to give him a liquid diet and eventually he will get hungry enough to eat what he is given.

    Answer by MamaStuart at 9:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2011

  • 3 years MMM use pediature and start a eating game training because he needs his nutriments every day...

    Answer by GlitteribonMom at 4:58 PM on Apr. 21, 2011

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