Picky eating because of smell

by Rhonda
(Charlotte, NC)

It's not until I became a Mom and started learning about SPD because of my own child having difficulty in school that I realized that this was the problem I have had my whole life! I'm 42 and have been trudging thru life with it and feeling that I'm just a bits nuts and off my rocker. Who knew there was a label (and others) out there like me.


ANYWAY--I came to this site on a google search. I'm trying to get past not only picky eating due to textures & flavors but also SMELL. Foods have me wretching just on the faintest smell...there's no way I can get them on my plate without hurling let alone actually in my mouth.

suggestions welcomed!

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Apr 12, 2010
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sensitive to smells
by: Anonymous

My first grader has the same problem and would get sick from the smell in the lunchroom at school. She would even throw up from the smell. I put a kleenex that had been sprayed with perfume in a ziplock bag and put it in her lunchbox. This helped tremendously because it smelled better than the lunchroom and she was actively in control of fixing the situation. It gave her something else to focus on besides the smell of the lunchroom. It took about 3 months and she is much better.

Mar 07, 2010
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advices
by: Anonymous

I have your same problem, I concur with your appeal. This is a serious problem. Please wait for advice.

Mar 06, 2010
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3yr old smells everything HELP
by: Anonymous

Please we are open to any suggestions with our 3yr old grandson who is VERY picky eater and mild SPD as well, yes smell plays major part in his eating, he has to smell of any new food we introduce him to, he just started to eat bread, but smells it for long period time before he eats it. He sneaks an tries to eat play dough he cries an says it smells good to him. Lacking something in his diet im sure of that, we give him vitamins but I crush it an hide it in his chocolate milk, that seems to help with his appetite only eats more of his limited diet.I am so worried as he will soon start pre-k this coming fall how do we manage his picky diet while he is at school and what to do with his smell sensation? Any ideas ? Prayers just aren't being answered for us so worried about his health and growth

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