A pediatric occupational therapist.

Home Suggestions for a Picky Eater

  1. Show the child food and tell him/her “You do not have to eat this”
  2. Touch face as much as possible and push down on head
  3. Do activities that involve “head first” actions (crashing into pillows, diving)
  4. Give pressure to the jaw
  5. Oral swipe(brush across roof of mouth 3x, press down on lower teeth) Do 20 minutes before eating
  6. Bring in sweet, smooth, cold to such on (easiest to handle)
  7. Look at food first, smell food, touch and play with food, taste it
(only introduce one food at a time that the child is refusing, may take weeks before he/she is willing to eat it)


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