ok so i have a 4 year old with autism, pdd, odd and adhd. he has a limited range of food he will eat, he only eats chips with gravy, chicken, suasage, easy mac, crisps, yoghurt, cheese, jam sandwiches and chocolate cake. In the last couple of weeks i have taken away the easy mac (pasta with powdered cheese that makes to a sauce when cooked) because he was eating only that and it was changing his behavour. he was getting angrier than usual and easy to upset, and i thought maybe the additives and preservates were affecting him, and they were he has calmed down a little since coming off it.
the problem is now he is really gaining weight, he was a solid little boy to start with, and a little chubby but he is going past the chubby stage now, he is really active, but with a limited diet and a complete rejection of any type of new food (and yes i try often and lots and often repeat new foods at least 20 times, still wont take it) he is just gaining the weight.
is it something to worry about at this age, i was told it was puppy fat at that age, and never lost it, and now have a constant struggle with my weight and dont want him to have to suffer the same issues, plus the teasing a child cops at school if they are bigger is pretty bad, and he has enough to deal with. is it something i should be working on and worrying about now, or should i just wait and see how it goes?
please dont get angry at me, im not a mum that expects perfect kids or nasty or deny food or anything, i just want to know if i should deal with it now or let it go, i just dont want him to have a lifetime of problems if i should be dealing with it now, and i dont know anyone with autistic children apart from on here.