why 2 yr old wont chew food?

Charlene - posted on 01/13/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My 2 yr old will be 3 in march and he loves to eat , but won't chew his food. He just shovels it into his mouth n swallows it, i've tried numerous times to show him how to chew. On a couple occasions he even choked, his dad n I are getting frustrated, scared that one of these days we wont be in the room and he'll choke to death (scary thought).... I do my best to cut up his food so its not too big, but even candy he'll just bite it once then swallow. Im in need of advice ASAP

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Charlene - posted on 02/08/2012

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yeah i found that making him make a nanam numnum sound when he eats helps him chew better , i hope this continues to work until he knows to do it without making the sound

Amy - posted on 01/13/2012

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Take him to the dentist to have his teeth checked...it is possible it hurts to chew. Other than that I would say just keep explaining to him how important it is to chew. Good Luck

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