2 year old daughter that won't eat table food
My daughter is 2 years old. She was just diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She falls in the "severe range on the spectrum", however, I am a believer that this dx was too soon and that the doctors are too quick to dx such a serious dx.
My daughter will not eat ANY table food. She will only eat stage 3 baby food and yogurt. We even have a hard time trying to get her to eat the chunky stage 3 because she will gag on it and then it is a huge battle to get her to eat again at all for a while. She likes creamy baby foods and only some of the chunky baby food. I have started putting fish oil into the baby food and also iron. I have also learned of another child that has the same issues as my daughter and they said he has a Hyperactive gag reflex. My speech therapist has recommended the vibrating tooth brush to "wake up" the mouth. Although it was difficult to get anything in her mouth she now is using the tooth brush often. They have also recommended a Nuk brush.
She is slowly getting better at putting solids near her mouth, but she will only lick them so far. But just her putting them to her mouth is a milestone and we are proud! It is hard work but I wouldn't change it for the world. If anyone has any other comments or advice please let me know. I hope this may help other families too.