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    Help!

    I have a lovely new mindee, on 2 yr funding, who, when she eats, chews a mouthful, and then spits at least every other one out! I wondered if it was skin on veg etc to start with, but it seems to have no reason.

    Normally I would be saying ' we don't spit food out, we swallow it into our tummy ' BUT this child has a dairy allergy, and has been taught to spit out food that could feel funny in her mouth. And so, I don't want to push it, as although recent allergy testing confirms it's just dairy, the family have a history of allergies/intolerances appearing as they get older....
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    I'd provide some tissues so she can spit into those and encourage / teach her to spit discretely so it doesn't impact on other children (knowing how they like to copy) ...

    At the same time speak to parents about it - it might be a habit which needs to be broken and they will need to deal with it at home first with you supporting them

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    Thanks...I did speak to mum... it appears she and the rest of the family don't have an issue with it!

    Think I will at least introduce a tissue! I'm hoping that she'll learn about different rules in different places!

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    You might just have sewn a seed in the mum's mind that this is unusual behaviour.

    The tissue is a good idea.

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