hi guys havent been on here for a while and all has been well until now. My little darling ianto whos 16 months now has started to blow rasberrys when food is put in to his mouth resulting in me getting covered in baby food its been going on now for a while. Breakfest dinner and tea . The only thing thats going in him is his milk and juice . i just cant get him to stop it. Iv said NO and he justs smiles, laughs .Iv tried turning away so im not looking at him when food goes in . he doesnt care its fun for him to spit the food at mum or dad has now hes doing it to him too .I know this may seem silly but can any one help . any ideas PLEASE. il give any thing ago as its really getting to me now. Thanks
Hi Sam, well I certainly won't claim to be an expert , but I've found over the years that what kids are doing with this sort of behaviour is to see what reaction they can get & how far they can push us parents . I have always said a stern NO but then tried not to react in any other way , wiping & cleaning up with no words, no expression on my face etc (its really hard when you're covered in w'bix again !) & then carry on feeding . We had a prob with Rachel slipping her arms out her car seat even though belt was as tight as can be - in the end I had to just say NO - stop the car , put her arms back in, but the whole time after saying No I didn't speak , smile or anything - she stopped it , I'm guessing cos she wasn't getting the reaction she wanted.
It's also goood to praise the good behaviour so if ianto eats just 1 spoonful without spitting reaaly big it with lots of smiles & claps. I know how tiring this sort of thing can be , you begin to dread mealtimes but you shouldn't worry that Ianto is going to starve because i'm sure some food will be going in even if it doesn't look like it . The only other thing I can think of is it something to do with the consistancy of the food , often Children with DS don't cope so well as food becomes more lumpy needing chewing . Your local child development centre should have a designated speechtherapist that deals with feeding problems - might be worth asking them for advice, ours is very helpful . Well that's enough of me rambling - hope there's something helpful there. let us know how you get on . Good luck. xSusan
Post by tantalizintina on Feb 25, 2010 17:15:23 GMT
Hiya... I had this with Lewis and isnt it hard work? im sure this was about the time when i went on anti-d's... i spoke to the SALT and she adviced that i make a noise when feeding him.ie..yum yum yum yum.. and tbh it was either coincidence or it worked, also i started 2 introduce more finger foods.. he didnt do it then... goodluck chick xxxx
:)hi thanks for messages. well iantos still spitting now and again. but its now usually when hes had enough or just when he doesn't want to eat as theres much better things to be doing. iv found not looking at him when feeding him works . and when hes finished clap and say what a good boy he is. is working well and also distractions . our cat is great i managed to get a whole dinner and pudding in him the other day when our cat max was sat next to us just waiting for ianto to give him food. he kept meowing which made ianto just keep watching him and i just kept shoving food in. A it worked. hes also been given a chair with straps around waist now and body so he cant move about as he did be for. it keeps him upright so food goes in and stays in more .we did see a food therapy lady just a few weeks be for ianto cottoned on he could do this. that was because he was only eating smooth food (4month) and was gagging on any things lumpy. now hes on 7 month food though some i do have to mash with fork a bit more. and eats toddler/baby crisps and sucks on toast and funny enough will eat a few backed beans . even though these are huge in my eyes . it does make me wonder some times. also for anyone new reading this ianto is now 17 months old. take care. x