Suggestions to encourage chewing?

Lindiwe - posted on 02/10/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )




Although my 20 month old son has a mouthful of teeth now he rarely chews his food! If he finds it a little too lumpy for his liking, he just spits it out. if the texture is not too heavy he'll just swallow it without chewing. I dont know if i should be worried and does anyone know of anyway to encourage him to chew?


Phany-Gabriella - posted on 02/10/2010




I just realised that my son does the exact same thing! He won't chew his food and he will spit it out if he can't swallow it or even worse choke if it doesn't go down! I have no idea how to help him learn to chew. Every time I put something in his mouth I will exaggerate the chewing movement and he will copy me as a game but I don't know what else to do! Mine has a mouthfull of teeth as well!

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