I have a 3yr old son who has problems with SI. Having received therapy since he was 6 months old, he has made fantastic progress. Except where eating is concerned. I can count the foods he will eat on one hand. And they're of different textures. But he will not attempt to taste anything new. Some of the foods he used to eat he will no longer touch. He won't eat anything green or orange. So veggies are out. I can't get him to take his vitamins liquid or chewables. And at the moment he has a cold and I can't get any meds into him either.
I've tried mixing vitamins in juice,yogurt etc. But he's on to me.
Any and all suggestions would be a great help!!
Sometimes occupational therapy can be of assistance with problems related to the texture of foods and children's reluctance to eat a range of foods. Generally, though, such preferences do not result in health problems for children, and this is the key. Be sure to be checking with your pediatrician about your son's overall development. Also, sometimes incentive systems (quid-pro-quo) can be straightforward and useful, particularly when it comes to inducing children to take medications.
Has your therapists mentioned him wearing a pair of lens colored sunglasses when he eats. I know it sounds far-fetched but this would "change" the color of the food and it might get him to eat. Make like u are having a party..on a beach party, etc and give him foods he likes first and then add a few new ones..maybe same texture. Don't give up after one try..keep re-introducing the foods and don't let him drink alot of fluids before he eats..this will fill him up. A nutritionists maybe able to give you some help. Happy eating!! Good luck!
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