Charlene - posted on 10/31/2012 ( 11 moms have responded )
I have to watch her like a hawk when she eats. She shoves food into her mouth and at times, she doesn't even chew! Today I cut a banana into pieces and although a banana is soft, she was putting the pieces in and swallowing directly. She understands the word chew but with soft foods, she does not listen to me when I say chew. I have noticed at times where she swallows with her eyes tightly closed as if she has to concentrate on swallowing that piece of food. This terrifies me! I cut the banana pieces in half now for this reason. She also does this with macaroni and cheese, mashed potato, and sometimes she even does it with green peas. Does anyone else have this problem and what can I do to stop this?