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    I have a child due to start with me soon who has some eating issues. I'm happy to take child on parent is more willing to work with me .

    Child is 12months - They are ok with very small pieces of finger foods , however they do gag quite a lot even on soft foods and small pieces. They are currently under the care of doctors investigating why and the cause but are at present unable to find an answer. This reaction apparently does not put them off their food but it can be worrying. They have never choked and very rarely can gag hard enough to be sick. Sometimes violently.

    Parent advised required a lot of supervision when eating finger foods and snacks.

    It kind of goes without saying I never leave young children when feeding anyway. However, parent is providing food pouches for lunch and has asked if I'm ok to provide snacks.

    Anyway does anyone have any ideas on snacks or foods I can provide that may help. I've had a child previously who had gagging issues but this was more down to the fact parent didn't introduce solids till a late age (long story) Anyway my new parent is trying but I thought it would help if I got ideas from you lovely people (Parents first child) .

    Any suggestions much appreciated.

    Thank you x

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    I would ask parents what they give as snacks and continue providing the same sort of thing.

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    Planned that thanks. Just thought I'd try new ideas to suggest to parents to help them x thanks again x

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    I only have fruit in the morning snack and warm it/ smash it/ purée it for younger children...you could ask parent to look at it on drop off to OK the consistancy of purée / small lumps the child can cope with better?

    Smoothee, fromage frais, yoghurt, sorbet.....all can be made with fresh fruit.

    Perhaps melt in the mouth type snacks could be safer, like a really short pastry, but some times they go claggy in your mouth, so may not help.

    Like others suggest, what the parents give may be the best line to take at the moment.

 

 

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