My son only eats TEXTURED food - need serious help
HI.I appreciate any help.
My son is 3, since I can remember he will only eat textured foods. Example - dry cereal,crackers, chips, chex mix, rice cakes. This sort of thing. He will chew on peeling to apple, but not apple. When he turned 2 and had not grown out of it the Dr tested all of his levels and he was perfectly fine! So they said there is nothing they can really do, because he is getting what he should somehow.
They say it does happen to some children and they grow out of it. In the meantime, imagine the difficulty of going out to eat, its not like these items are on the salad bar or at McD's.
I tried for 3 weeks being the tough parent - only gave him what we were having. He ate breakfast everyday, b/c he likes cereal. But didn't eat anything else. Would simply say no, and get down from table.He lost weight so I had to give in.
If you put food in his mouth, like I did with mashed potatoes, he threw up! Acts totally mortified.
Please tell me someone else has gone through this or knows what to do. I have a 4 year old also and she is like me and my husband and will eat anything!
Any help would be greatly appreciated.