My 2 year old does not eat, does not talk:(

Gauri - posted on 11/22/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old does not eat anything except gerber stage 2 foods. He has formula mixed with whole milk 4 time a day :(. when i introduce different textured food he will just hold it in his hand or try to put it in my mouth, but he will not want to put it in his mouth. He also has problems in talking. he is not saying more than 6 words. but he solves all puzzles and many more more activities on the ipad. i probably think that he is not listening to us because he alwaysplays with electronic gadgets and we have not put him in day care.
His grand parents are at home to take care of him. any ideas to make him speak and eat something new would be rvery helpful. Im very scare if the jar foods would cause some serious issues to his health. It would be really good if he gets some fresh food.

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Sarah - posted on 11/22/2013

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I would have his speech evaluated. It sounds like there might be an issue on that side of things.....needing some ways for him to develop his muscles in his mouth and textures. If all he is eating is baby food then he is not developing the proper muscles he needs for talking. Chewing and talking actually go hand in hand. Talk with your doctor they can get you connected with either AEA or a physical therapist that can help with developing those muscles and him getting use to different textures.

Natasha - posted on 11/22/2013

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I'm not a doctor so I really can't say for sure. But his little brother was very smart with puzzles and things as such. He didn't really communicate very well at all though. But some cases are much more severe than others. He would understand but not be able to communicate back. We had to use pictures of food so he would tell us what he wanted. I believe he's like 15 now and still has trouble communicating.

Gauri - posted on 11/22/2013

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I dont think so. he listens to me in all other stuff, when i ask him to stop doing something, he will stop.. he even solves puzzles and is on 100th percentile on his weight and height. Do u still think the other way???

Natasha - posted on 11/22/2013

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I was with a guy for three years and his little brother is autistic. He relayed similar behavior your little one does. Not saying yours has it, but it's worth checking out.

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