Problem With Textured Food
by Kusum Rossman
Our son is 12 months old and has issues with solid food. He eats only baby food, he doesn’t want to try any food that has texture. He gags and vomits if he gets small crumble like cottage cheese in his baby food. Sometimes, he gags even at the sight of Cheerios...... sometimes, he don’t mind playing with them..... we do offer him Baby crackers, he just puts them away.
These days we put the crackers along with his toys, he finds them and bring them back to me and try to feed me....sometimes he tries to put them in his mouth but gags immediately. We are trying all sorts of things to desensitize his oral sensitivity by special teethers, spoons and nuk massage brushes. He has no problem on chewing them and his toys.... he mouths everything.
He is thriving and has no other problems with his health..... he is a very happy and active baby. But, he also doesn’t like to be held by anyone whom he doesn’t see that often.
I was surfing since so many days and found your website which is very helpful.
Could anyone suggest me the activities that can help our child to overcome this problem? We live in Kona Big Island Hawaii.... our community hospital doesn’t have the OT who is specialized in SID’s.