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September 19th, 2012, 04:31 PM
Happy Song's Avatar Nicole
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So with autism I guess comes a tendancy to be a picky eater. So do you have any tips or tricks you use to get food into your kiddos?


Beau is probably on the Autism spectrum and we have him off dairy and glutine which made his dwindling go to foods drop dramatically.

One trick is to only offer one food at a time starting with the leastly likely to be eaten then added foods he likes better after he eats what is on his tray.

He eats corn chips, so when we have nachos his are lightly frosted with beans, guacamole, or vegan cheese.

He won't eat off a spoon so i take his expensive coconutmilk yougurt adn freeze it into dots.
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September 19th, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Now that my kids are older, we work on getting my son to try new things. he knows he has to eat one bite and if he doesn't like it, he only has to eat half of what's on his plate and I won't make him eat it again. usually he will decide he kinda likes it by the time he is done with the half. My older will eat anything but at home she won't drink milk, go figure. It's been a long time since we did gluten free/casein free meals with her, it didn't work out as well as we had hoped, so we just limit red 40 from her diet now. No other advice though, sorry.
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September 19th, 2012, 05:53 PM
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Caleb is not too much of a picky eater these days, or not too much so, but my youngest son Ethan is insanely picky and we have so much trouble getting him to eat pretty much anything, he likes gogurt, crackers, french fries, potato wedges, chicken nuggets, slim jims, and some dry cereals, and that's pretty much it, he cannot feed himself with a spoon and gets frustrated when we try and show him and won't eat any soft foods or bread like foods, we have to give him pediasure daily just to be sure he gets enough vitamins/calories
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September 20th, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Nice to see you!

Daniel is a massively picky eater, and much as we try to present new things on his plate, he's getting worse.

I love your idea of presenting soft/wet foods as solid foods, but I wouldn't be able to do it by freezing, as he hates cold food as well such as ice cream. Wonder how else I could use that idea though...
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September 21st, 2012, 09:24 PM
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well they have freeze dried foods. In the baby food area there are freeze dried yogurt bits if you want him to eat yogurt.
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September 22nd, 2012, 11:43 AM
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I'll have to have a look. He's six so I wouldn't have thought of looking in the baby food section.
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