This is a rather common problem and is known by the term 'sensory food aversion' Most children with this problem grow out of it by themselves. You should continue to mash your son's food. He must join the family at all mealtimes. Let him feed himself with a spoon and do not watch him eat. Gradually add one food at a time that he has to chew. When he has learnt to chew the first food slowly start to intoduce others on his plate, but also continue to include well mashed food on the plate as well. Slowly replace all the mashed food with food he has to chew. This may take several months to get right. Most children have grown out of sensory food aversion by about 3 years.
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