my 22 month old doesnt chew the food. he just swallows all the bites of soft roti. he vomits or deny the food if finds something chunky. if i tell him to chew then he swallows the bite and then show me by chewing with empty mouth only. what should i do? how can i make him to learn the art of chewing?

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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. Read the following blog for more details. Hope it helps.

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