need help...she swallows her food...

Lubna - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 7 moms have responded )

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my baby is 2yrs and 4 mnts...she just swallows her food...she can swallow all kinds of food...frm meat to cereals...i tell her to chew but she justs chews a little and tries to swallow...this ways she throws up or vomits most of the thing...helplessly i make it in to bits or mash the food and give her so tat she doesnt choke....pls help ....

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Lynsey - posted on 04/30/2010

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Bit of a tricky situation really. The best thing at the moment is to cut up her main meal into bite size pieces, but for snacks, give her things that are fairly hard that she has to bite off and chew. Perhaps an apple, carrot or cucumber. My daughter used to put massive amounts of food in her mouth at once and try to swallow, although she has never been sick and she has always been a good eater. 2 yr old is still only fairly little so try not to get upset in front of her if she doesnt chew but encourage her and perhaps praise her when she does chew. Maybe the whole swallowing and vomiting situation is just in an attempt to get attention. Just give her attention when she does well and try not to show any negative emotion when she doesnt. Eventually she may grow out of it together with a bit of encouragement.

Lubna - posted on 04/11/2010

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i do hope so tooo sherri....thanks for sharing ur prob wit me cos i always wondered i only have such a kid.....

Sherri - posted on 04/09/2010

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My son does the same thing. He did it today and vomited all over the place. I don't know why but he just won't chew the food. He won't eat babyfood anymore and he hasn't been eating it since he was like 6 or 7 months. So I'm in the same confusion that you are in. I don't know why your ped would say that you started late because my ped said that I shouldn't have given him solids when I did. It's frustrating and I hope that we can both figure out how to fix the problem. Sorry I couldn't answer it though.



Sherri

Lubna - posted on 04/09/2010

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deajaya my dear we cant always mash and give them rite...they have to one day chew...my baby still eats babyfood at nite....

Deajaya - posted on 04/07/2010

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well i have that problem to so i really couldnt say but i try to give her food that is mashed also...she wont eat the baby food anymore....so wat i will do sometimes even thow they say its germy is chew the meat and give it to her....

Lubna - posted on 04/07/2010

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thanks trena for ur advice but i have gone to the pediatrician but they just say i started her solids late thats it....shes been doing this frm past 6 mnts...but no improve yet so drastically...just a bit...she atleast trys to chew biscuits ....but with her front tooths...

Trena - posted on 04/07/2010

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Your doing just about all you can do. You will have to mash it or cut it into small bits. She will eventually begin to chew more, however, you may want to mention this to your pediatrician on your next visit...just to see if this is normal and maybe the doc will have better suggestions to encourage her to chew, plus it will give you piece of mind.

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