hello doctor, my 2 and half year toddler doesnt eat anything like chocklate chips and snakes, he only eat which i fed him but all food he like is in pureed form, he doesnt chew any solid food i m too much worry about him, his weight is only 12 kg at these time please help me🙏

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if the child prefers soft, mushy food only, give only that for the time being. Give soft foods like porridge ( dalia, suji, sago, rice flakes etc). You may also give vegetable upma of suji, ragi etc. You can gradually introduce solid foods in diet, by giving one or two bites of it. You can give slice of apple/pear or stick of carrot to chew on.Try and make your child have meals with family. This would encourage him to start with solids. Show him chewing your foods. Give gaps between meals so that he is hungry enough to eat. Children also follow each other. Seeing other children eat solid food would also encourage him to chew. Your baby's weight is with in range. Not to worry. Hope it helps. Take Care

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