Eats Solid and Semi-Solid Foods
foods of different textures, allow your child to accept new foods.
the food toward the back of your child’s mouth to elicit a swallow.
your child at a 90-degree angle whenever introducing foods or liquids.
massage your child’s lower jaw and neck to facilitate a swallow.
sure utensils are an appropriate size for your child.
on how good the food is, “MMMM”. Verbally instruct you child to chew and
your child to a variety of semi-solid and solid foods.
one new food at each meal.
eating the new food introduced.
the texture of the same food (e.g., present a piece of chicken in its regular
form, then grind it or puree it). This way the taste and temperature remain
the same and only the texture varies.
a sufficient amount of time for each meal. Remain calm and do not rush him to
your child’s favorite food plus a small amount of the new food. Increase the
amount of new food until your child is eating only the new one.
can be thickened by adding other foods to it (e.g., yogurts with fruit, oatmeal
Vary solids and liquids during meals.
Gradually increase the amount of solids introduced.