Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Annie | 2010-06-28


re 1111

Hi there, thanks for the info, you suggested that I must only give her the things she likes to eat, but she doesn''t like food, ever since we have started her eating it''s been smooth substance untill recently alittle bit courser food but not hard stuff.

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Try only small amounts of soft foods, no coarse foods. Only try one or two foods at a time and try to find which foods she is prepared to eat.Let her join the family at all mealtimes. Give her a spoon and let her try to feed herself. Put her food in front of her and do not watch her while she tries to eat. She will copy the other family members and try to feed herself. Don't say antything if she leaves any food on her plate. She will start eating but it will take time and patience.

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Posted by: HMom | 2010-06-28

But Annie she doesnt have any teeth so she wont like hard stuff as it will hurt her. I can see with my daughter - the more teeth she gets the more she gets adventurous with " chewy"  food. She wil eat all those chewier things when her teeth cut - dont worry but in the meantime give her soft veggies like butternut, squash, pumkin, mashed potatoe etc. It doesnt even need to be mashed as they can still " gum"  vegies that are softly cooked but in slices rather than mashed. this way you can still giver her " finger food"  and she can learn to pick it up and put it in her mouth. Also she can eat things like macaronic cheese in which you can grate soft veggies. Tuna she can eat in small pieces as isnt hard like meat and even plchards in small slices and the omega is great for their brain. Scrambled egg is also a great source of proten and is soft but can be a finger food to summarize give a soft protein (egg/ tuna etc) with a carb (pasta or soft rice doesnt need teeth) and soft veggies....and whala full meal and no need for teeth!!. YOGURT too - very health and also no need for teeth. Then of course your porridge for breakfast. Hope this helped.

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