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My 17 month old chews up her food and spits it out. Does anyone have any idea why or what to do?

I know she doesn’t mind the taste because she’ll put the food in her mouth, if she doesn’t like something she won’t eat it at all.

  • Emily
    Oct 17, 2018

    My daughter would do this with every bite! Drove me nuts so every time She did it I’d take the plate away. And put her in the corner and tell her food is for eating. Then sit her back down and this was trend for a little while. She got it though I think it was like the fifth meal she started swallowing her food! It was such a relief it never feels okay when your kid won’t eat. I also found that some things was the texture after being chewed like French fries. She’s rather have creamy mashed or hash browns.

  • Sarah
    Oct 18, 2018

    My daughter did this a lot at that age, it was just because she didn’t like texture but liked the food. I just experimented with different textures for her and she eventually stopped. Even today she will only eat meat if it’s shredded and in a sauce because of the texture.

  • GF
    Oct 18, 2018

    My son does this as well and he’s 17 months I figure it’s his way of telling me he’s done