Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Robyn | 2010/01/18

Q.

Tactile intolerant

My daughter is 26months old. She only has 12 teeth. She will not eat food that has not been mashed fine/blended. If I give her normal food, she chews but never swallows. How can I get her to eat a normal diet and do her lack of teeth impair her eating?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The number of teeth in the milk set is 20, so your daughter has 8 teeth still to come through. These are most probably her premolars and molars which grind the food. The molar teeth usually appear at any time up to about 33 months. In the meantime continue to assist your daughter by offering her soft food which she is happy to eat.

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