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Posted by on May. 18, 2014 at 12:54 AM
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i have a 2 year old who has a texture issue when he eats his food. if its wet and slimy he wont touch it. if i make him touch it he cries and even screams. if i put it in his mouth he will sometimes gag and vomit. i know he is delayed learning wise. he cant use a spoon or a fork he picks them up but cant figure out how to use them. even when i show him. he hates to get stuff on his hands he cries if his hands touch dirt and stuff like that. i worry that he isnt eating enough. i go to see his dr on the 30th about it. and his being behind. do you have any sugestions for me. oh and he always has to be on the move he is a run every where child but he runs some how always on his tip toes

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thewaitforfate
by Member on May. 18, 2014 at 2:43 AM
Well im no expert but my son was similar. Bribery was our best friend. Give him some of his favorites and then something new and tell him he has to take a bite of the new thing to get a bite of his favorite. I can guarentee a fit at this point but my son worked through and realized that's how it has to be. Maybe even offer up a sweet, like a cookie if he finishes it. If he could use a fork, it may be a little easier.

We also convinced him that it was silly and fun to put food on a stick(fork)so that got him to eat more of a variety, sometimes its just as fun as mom and dad make it out to be lol. Id keep working on the fork part! Something he typically would go to town on with his hands try to put it on a "stick" and let him hold it up right and walk around with it after he helps you poke it, it might be different and odd but it helps! Maybe he wants to be just like daddy or get him a new fork of his very on with a character or something. I know you want help eith the texture part of things but I think alot of it is what hes feeling.


His spoon could be like a dump truck scooping his food into his mouth

If he spits it out id try again until you have had enough, tell him you are not playing scoop truck with him any more. And maybe he will get disappointed. Praise praise praise! Theres no "too obnoxious". If anything he will love that you sound silly when he takes a bite.

I know its hard but try not to get angry with him, its still new. Imagine its like someone telling you to eat a spoon of ketchup and chocolate syrup.. you would probably vomit too, its unfamiliar.

I doubt hes malnourished, his body will make him eat when hes hungry. And if your worried get him a multivitamin or thouse pediadure things.

Thats all I can think of right now! Good luck momma, and dont worry, it does get easier and mines only 3. Sorry for any and all typos, its past my bed time!
Cafe MichelleP
by Head Admin on May. 18, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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Hello! It sounds like he has a sensory issue. Has he visited with a developmental pediatrician yet? I was have his regular pedi test him or refer him to a specialist. The sooner he can begin working with a therapist, the better.

Have you joined our Raising Special Needs Kids group? I admin that group as well and several of the moms there have children with sensory issues.They may be able to offer more thorough advice.  My own son had sensory issues when he was a baby and toddler.

DACIA79
by Member on May. 18, 2014 at 10:37 AM
I would request a feeding evaluation to rule out sensory processing disorder.

My son use to have the same problem but he was able to overcome it with therapy.
lonelymoon
by Member on May. 18, 2014 at 12:09 PM
You definitely should have just gone to bed. Lol

Quoting thewaitforfate: Well im no expert but my son was similar. Bribery was our best friend. Give him some of his favorites and then something new and tell him he has to take a bite of the new thing to get a bite of his favorite. I can guarentee a fit at this point but my son worked through and realized that's how it has to be. Maybe even offer up a sweet, like a cookie if he finishes it. If he could use a fork, it may be a little easier.

We also convinced him that it was silly and fun to put food on a stick(fork)so that got him to eat more of a variety, sometimes its just as fun as mom and dad make it out to be lol. Id keep working on the fork part! Something he typically would go to town on with his hands try to put it on a "stick" and let him hold it up right and walk around with it after he helps you poke it, it might be different and odd but it helps! Maybe he wants to be just like daddy or get him a new fork of his very on with a character or something. I know you want help eith the texture part of things but I think alot of it is what hes feeling.


His spoon could be like a dump truck scooping his food into his mouth

If he spits it out id try again until you have had enough, tell him you are not playing scoop truck with him any more. And maybe he will get disappointed. Praise praise praise! Theres no "too obnoxious". If anything he will love that you sound silly when he takes a bite.

I know its hard but try not to get angry with him, its still new. Imagine its like someone telling you to eat a spoon of ketchup and chocolate syrup.. you would probably vomit too, its unfamiliar.

I doubt hes malnourished, his body will make him eat when hes hungry. And if your worried get him a multivitamin or thouse pediadure things.

Thats all I can think of right now! Good luck momma, and dont worry, it does get easier and mines only 3. Sorry for any and all typos, its past my bed time!
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t1gger143
by Member on May. 18, 2014 at 12:18 PM
Keep working on it. Ds was like that. He is diagnosed autistic. At 7 he has reduced his sensitivity a lot.
thewaitforfate
by Member on May. 18, 2014 at 2:11 PM
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Ahahaha! I know! I learned my lesson!

Quoting lonelymoon: You definitely should have just gone to bed. Lol

Quoting thewaitforfate: Well im no expert but my son was similar. Bribery was our best friend. Give him some of his favorites and then something new and tell him he has to take a bite of the new thing to get a bite of his favorite. I can guarentee a fit at this point but my son worked through and realized that's how it has to be. Maybe even offer up a sweet, like a cookie if he finishes it. If he could use a fork, it may be a little easier.

We also convinced him that it was silly and fun to put food on a stick(fork)so that got him to eat more of a variety, sometimes its just as fun as mom and dad make it out to be lol. Id keep working on the fork part! Something he typically would go to town on with his hands try to put it on a "stick" and let him hold it up right and walk around with it after he helps you poke it, it might be different and odd but it helps! Maybe he wants to be just like daddy or get him a new fork of his very on with a character or something. I know you want help eith the texture part of things but I think alot of it is what hes feeling.


His spoon could be like a dump truck scooping his food into his mouth

If he spits it out id try again until you have had enough, tell him you are not playing scoop truck with him any more. And maybe he will get disappointed. Praise praise praise! Theres no "too obnoxious". If anything he will love that you sound silly when he takes a bite.

I know its hard but try not to get angry with him, its still new. Imagine its like someone telling you to eat a spoon of ketchup and chocolate syrup.. you would probably vomit too, its unfamiliar.

I doubt hes malnourished, his body will make him eat when hes hungry. And if your worried get him a multivitamin or thouse pediadure things.

Thats all I can think of right now! Good luck momma, and dont worry, it does get easier and mines only 3. Sorry for any and all typos, its past my bed time!
orngblsm
by Member on May. 19, 2014 at 3:25 AM

You need to get your son evaluated ASAP.  He definitely has sensory issues and is most likely on the spectrum.  The sooner he gets a proper diagnosis, he sooner he and you will get help to assist him in desensitizing him.  Good luck.

want10more
by Member on May. 19, 2014 at 3:35 AM

oops a lil issue there i think. but not a big one. he just  needs an extra doctor, a little bit of a specialist. hey, you are aware of it, and you will address it. he's gonna come out just fine, cuz mom is paying attn.

sweettea1985
by New Member on May. 19, 2014 at 3:39 AM
Autistic? See a specialist
Hairlady77
by New Member on May. 19, 2014 at 1:18 PM
My son was very similar. Texture issues can be a sensory thing. My son used his fingers and gagged all the time. Maybe you can request birth to three come out and do a screening for developmental issues?
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