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Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Taffy | 2007/03/05

Q.

Problem Eater

Please help me, my 2 and half year old doesnt know how to chew. Since he was a baby the nanny spoilt him and mashed everything he ate hence he never learnt how to chew. Now he is in creche and all he eats is porridge in the morning and he wont swallow solids. I've tried giving him fresh chips, meat or fruit to nibble but he just bites and spit it out. Please help me to help my child as he is now starving at creche....

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You will need to send his food with him to the crecche as he can't be without food all day. Give him time and lots of patience and slowly introduce one more solid food at a time-always at home and always in a most relaxed and happy atmosphere.

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