My child is 2 yrs and 6 1/2 months and he does not eat solid foods. He is still on semi-solid diet although he has all the tooth except the last molars. I give him all the food like rice, pulses vegetables, fruits, wheat fluor, ragi, jowar but all in liquid form ie I have to grind them and make paste and then only he eats that. once in a while he will have a piece of chapati or khakra or biscuit. pls guide me as to how should I change his food habit so that he eats solid food

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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. Hope it helps.

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