toddler  why


Question by  GreenMonster (27)

Why is my toddler not chewing solids?

He swallows solids or spits them out.


Answer by  bunnygal (262)

Sometimes toddlers refrain from chewing solids due to the eruption of new teeth. Their gums are just too sore to accomplish the task. During this time be sure to offer foods that are soft and easily mashed in the mouth with the tongue. This phase shouldn't last long. See your pediatrician if the situation become worrisome.


Answer by  Krista (69)

Solid foods have new tastes and textures that toddlers haven't experienced before and it is natural for them to be unsure as to what they are supposed to do with them. Repeatedly giving the foods to the toddler will one day lead to them chewing and swallowing the food.


Answer by  worker5534 (518)

Your toddler not chewing solids because of there is no teeth in his jaws. It is the growing stage. First of all the incessor grow then the canine and molar teeth are growing one by one. After completion of milk teeth growth then only your toddler became chewing solids. In this growth of milk teeth stage you must take care.


Answer by  Brittney (1095)

If they are new to solids it could just be that he is trying to get use to it. He has been use to pureed food and all he had to do was swallow that. It takes time for toddlers to master chewing their food the way they should. He will learn soon.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

It's fairly common for toddlers to go through phases with their eating behavior, especially if they are having teething discomfort. They will sometimes try to hold food in their mouth for long periods of time or refuse to chew it. This behavior should pass soon.

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