Hello.... my daughter is 1 year 11 months..... she is not eating solid food all.... she is not ready to chew at all ....she is only eating dali and khichdi only semi solid food .her weight is only 10 kg.... what can I do..... how to inculcate eating habits so that she is able to take solid food.. please help me I m so much worried about it.

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Updated on Nov 23, 2017

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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 her to start with solids. Show him chewing your foods. Give gaps between meals so that she is hungry enough to eat. Children also follow each other. Seeing other children eat solid food would also encourage her to chew. Read the following blog for more details. https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/chewing-problems-in-toddlers/3111 Hope it helps

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