over stuffing face

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby mnmom » Sun Oct 18, 2009 09:25 am

She may or may not have sensory issues, but I don't think it would hurt to have her evaluated. We had an overall assessment done when Jaden wasn't speaking at two. I believe that when the child is under three, they do an assessment of everything, at least here in MN.

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby mommiesangel » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:30 pm

quote:
Originally posted by Kara

Hallie, are there other reasons to think she might have sensory issues? Do other textured foods bother her? Does she steer clear of smooshy things, or crunchy things? Clothing textures bother her, or does she have any strange habits, like wanting to sleep with her shoes on, or not wanting to wear shoes or mittens? Rocking or rubbing habits?





Kara:
No certin foods other than cereal with the milk is the only things that she gets picky about. If she is exausted she will fall asleep with her shoes on other wise the have to be off. The same things with her mittens...she gets really fustrated because she can't feel or move her hands when playing.

Does this mean she has sensory issues??

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby kara » Fri Oct 16, 2009 01:16 pm

Hallie, are there other reasons to think she might have sensory issues? Do other textured foods bother her? Does she steer clear of smooshy things, or crunchy things? Clothing textures bother her, or does she have any strange habits, like wanting to sleep with her shoes on, or not wanting to wear shoes or mittens? Rocking or rubbing habits?


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Re : over stuffing face

Postby mommiesangel » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:56 am

Thanks for making us feel better everyone! We def do sit with her and eat our food so she sees how we eat and drink.

Sheri~She has never been tested for sensery issues but am wondering if she does have some issues because she doesn't enjoy eatting cereal with milk in it. We poor just a tiny bit in a bowl with her cherrio's and she will manover the spoon so as not to get any milk on the spoon and will than eat it. If she does get milk on it she will make a horrible face and than say mommy milk on cereal. I tell its ok and it taste good. But than she goes right back to not trying to scoop the milk.

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby mother bear » Fri Oct 16, 2009 12:16 am

Around here, we consider it a good sign, actually. <grumbles quietly to self about first kid never wanting to eat>

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby season » Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:37 am

Most likely it's normal. As some said it could be sensory though. I've known lots of toddlers that do it though.

We would say to our kids to put the food in their tummy before putting more in their mouth.

I definitely would not remove food from her plate. That will make her try to shove it in faster (before you take it.) Just give her small portions and offer more once she has swallowed all of the first round.

Are you guys sitting with her and also eating at the same time? it really helps kids to see others eat. Taking one bite at a time, using a fork etc.

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby mother bear » Thu Oct 15, 2009 09:54 am

As far as I know, all kids go through that phase. Some are good about it and seem to learn eventually to swallow before placing more food in the mouth on their own, but some who have gagging/puking issues are not so good about it and have to be taught.

It's kind of impressive how much food can fit into a little mouth! And just how long afterwords they can still be happily chewing away at that little piece of meat.

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby hols537 » Thu Oct 15, 2009 07:02 am

Alexander does that on and off (he started around 1). I find that if he has to take bites off something, he's more likely to chew his food. I would also make him open to show me that he was empty before I would give him more of anything. I once found nearly half a hot dog in his mouth when I was putting him to bed (he had hot dog for dinner). He's getting better now though and I also try not to make a big deal of it. I tell him, matter-of-factly, that he needs to chew and swallow before he can talk, leave the table or have more.

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby sheri-ct » Wed Oct 14, 2009 06:15 pm

Has she ever been tested for sensory issues? My DS does the same thing due to sensory issues (common with preemies). We massage his face with lotion before the eats and it seems to help. We also let him hold cold things to his face and he has a jiggler that he puts in his mouth.

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Re : over stuffing face

Postby joannek » Wed Oct 14, 2009 05:27 pm

Sara does this too. Out of sight, out of mind works pretty well. Keep the supply of food hidden and just give her a little bit at a time.
Seems like there is always something that I can't wait til she outgrows. This is the current thing. When will she eat like a normal person?!?! I feel like I shouldn't have to still be supervising the feedings as closely as I do. Argh!


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