Hi could anyone help my little boy is now coming up for 15 months and he still wont eat lumps he only eats hip jars plus when i do carrot and sweet potato in blender but it must be smooth. He will eat a wotsit if you break it in half and put it in his mouth but he isnt really interested in putting finger food in his mouth. Id love him to eat toast, biscuits and lumpy food has anyone any ideas. They say at hospital he will in time and to just keep trying lumps.
Also my son wears hearing aid and the hospital want him to have a ABR click and tone pip stimuil under GA has anyone else had one. Are GA ok.
No sorry I've never heard of that with the hearing. Have you googled it? As for GA though last time we went for Georges heart check they said he would be the same risk with a GA as any other child with ds - that doesn't really help much does it. When George had his heart surgery he needed oxygen for a good few days afterwards which I think is a common thing with downs. He's meant to be having an op on 30th Jan too and they don;t seem concerned about him having a GA. Sorry I can't be of more help x
brandon has an on going problem with food he has never ate a slice of bread,biscuit,cake or anything he doesnt like the look of.brandon's diet is weetabix,chips,banana,skips only,yogurt,milky way only or meatballs.over the years i have tried everything for him to eat something else we have had all the help from the proffs and he still doesn't eat it.so our dietician said he's not ill or anything he's getting everything thing he needs from his food so they could do no more for him.i still keep trying different food not everyday anymore because it just is frustrating for both of us so if anyone could give me any tips i would be grateful.we have just started getting him to try carrotts saying if he wants to be strong like sportacus off lazytown he has to eat it he puts it to his mouth but thats as far as it goes lol..any help?
Thomas is nearly 19 months and he WILL NOT eat finger foods. He will only eat very, very small lumps, which has only happened over the last few months - prior to this he was on 4 month jars, so his main meals are 7month jars, yoghurts, custard, pureed fruit etc. He won't eat weetabix or porridge. Breakfast is ALWAYS a 4 month jar of brekkie. He will sometimes eat the odd raisin and of course he love chocolate buttons and skips. His very favourite thing to eat is paper, cardboard, tissue, carpet fluff and basically any non food item that may be on the floor..... but he wont touch biscuits, bread, cheese, fruit, toast etc.lol. Its absolutely soul destroying but then again he's not starving and weighs a healthy 23 & 1/2 lbs so I shouldn't worry too much.
Incidently, my other son who is now 5yrs wouldn't eat lumps until he was over 1yr and even now he's really picky with food so maybe it is just a personality thing.
Hi Angie, I haven't heard of the test which you've mentioned. Harrison had a brain stem hearing test under general anaesthetic, maybe that could be a similar thing? Basicly it's just a test which could give a clear indication of his hearing loss because before they had only done a distraction test (not so accurate as the test under GA) also it told us that his hearing loss was only caused by his glue ear and therefore the actual function of his hearing is ok.
With the eating, does Samuel see an nhs speech therapist?(Katrina?) Katrina really helped Harrison with his feeding when he was younger, I think she specialises in that side of things, she gave us a list of things to try that dissolve easily in the mouth and then moving on to other things. If he doesn't already see her then it may be worth asking to be referred, I'm pretty sure she's based at Canterbury now? x