Brenda - posted on 04/06/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )
its really my first time posting on COMs, but I have really been getting a lot of help from here since I was introduced by a friend. THUMBS UP ALL THE MOMS
back to my question, I have 2 sons aged 11 and 21months. My 21 month boy is starting to worry me as he refuses to chew any lumpy food or anything that requires chewing i.e. toast, biscuits, crisp fruit especially bananas. he does attemp to chew on oranges as he loves them, meat as he is a big fan but as soon as any juices are finished he will spit out the rest. he will NEVER swallow his lumpy food. well come to think of it, if he has pasta, rice or potatoes he will swallow them without chewing sometimes leading to gaging. Any ideas how i can encourage him to chew his food?
Secondly he has about 12 teeth now but seems not to want to say any sentences. he will say the ordinary words milk, car, mum, dad, his brother name which he call differently though. (Mutsa he is called but TJ calls him Wawa) not sure where he gets this from. anyway he seems to be very clever though because if you tell and show him a name/picture of something he never forget and says its name next time he is asked. although he refuses to call an orange its real name and calls it apple. (again not sure why). I know he is not too bad but i am a little worried as some kids almost his age say a few sentences. is this anything to get worried about or i should take it easy?
Ohh not forgetting to mention he refuses to repeat anything he is asked to say e.g thank you or please, greeting someone or anything along those lines.
any tips and help is well appreaciated.