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Sensory Eating eriinmariie 18 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 47 posts
18th Apr '13

My little man has been diagnosed with sensory issues when it comes to eating. He starts therapy for it in a little over a month from now. Does anyone elses child have this and any tips you can help me out with. He doesnt eat much because of it and I am really trying to get him used to more foods. I would love any advice parents that have children with this "problem" =)

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
18th Apr '13

Would that mean not being able to eat things because of the texture or feel in the mouth?

eriinmariie 18 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 47 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting Preggo ✖ Status:" Would that mean not being able to eat things because of the texture or feel in the mouth?"


Yea. Pretty much. Its something that also causes them longer to get use to it then most other babies.

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting eriinmariie:" Yea. Pretty much. Its something that also causes them longer to get use to it then most other babies. "


I am 24 and have had this problem my entire life. There's many thing that I actually enjoy the flavor of but cannot eat because of the texture or feel of it in my mouth. I don't have any advice but I do feel for you guys. I have a very limited diet because there's not much I can eat.

eriinmariie 18 kids; Anchorage, Alaska 47 posts
18th Apr '13

im sorry to hear that =(

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
18th Apr '13

You might post this in the special needs forum as well. And it's not a problem, it's a disorder.



We offer different foods with different textures.



Pudding with crushed graham cracker sprinkles.



Taking preferred foods and adding a little texture. Or preferred foods textures and expanding on flavors.



Also, food play. Just touching the food is good. My sons food therapist once said to me, if he can't touch it, how will he ever feel okay putting it in his mouth?

mommajay09 2 kids; Indiana 106 posts
18th Apr '13

I'm 23 and have had this problem for as long as I can remember. Jonesyly I don't think there is any thing u can do for it. They either out grow it or it sticks. I can't eat rice or Anything like that. I just last year got to were I could eat toast. Its one of those things u just got play by ear. Good luck tho.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29006 posts
status 18th Apr '13

Good luck! Sensory issues suck. My son won't try things like ketchup because of the texture and it makes him gag when it comes out of the bottle

user banned Logan, Utah 3594 posts
18th Apr '13
Quoting mommajay09:" I'm 23 and have had this problem for as long as I can remember. Jonesyly I don't think there is any thing ... [snip!] ... like that. I just last year got to were I could eat toast. Its one of those things u just got play by ear. Good luck tho."


The thought of eating toast made me cringe... I can't do the crunch and crumbs...makes my skin crawl