Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: KB | 2008/10/06

Q.

18 months - spitting food out

Why she does this - I don' t know. My baby girl - 18 months is spitting her food out. No..... it can' t be teething anymore as she' s been doing this for over 7 months now. Especially foods with texture. She started creche on Wednesday and I am so worried that she doesn' t eat. Like this morning they had " oats"  and if she eats it I' ll be very surprised. Hopefully she' ll see other children eat and think it' s not that bad and she' ll have some. People always tell me that a child will never starve. But I am so worried - why does she do this. She weights ±  10 kg, but to me she' s very small. How will I get her used to texture foods?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

If you read the questions on this forum you will know that this is a very common problem. There are many children who flatly refuse to eat coarse foods at this age. You need to offer her pureed foods for a while still She will slowly learn to strat eating coarse foods. Have patience with her until she gets there.

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