Posted in Developmental Disorders, Toddlers

What to do when you know your son has SPD and texture aversions (food related).


I know my son has food aversions and doesn’t like certain textures in relation to food. We are pretty confident that he has some SPD issues but his pediatrician and early intervention doesn’t seem to be worried. He is 15 months and won’t eat much or consistent solids. He will eat anything purées style but won’t eat much more solid. We barely got to the point where he will sometimes eat a chip or two, or a bite here and there but I’m feeling frustrated with his progress and no one else seems worried. 🤷🏼‍♀️ I could be overreacting but I really want to do what is in my son’s best interest and feel he should be eating normally by now.

  • Momof1
    Jul 25, 2019

    Ask for a referral to an occupational therapist. The doctor may hesitate but it doesn’t hurt to ask!

  • Momof1
    Jul 25, 2019

    There is also such a thing as feeding therapy. You could go to a neurologist if your primary care won’t refer you and they can refer you there

  • Teresa
    Jul 31, 2019

    Check out Your Kids Table website Fantastic information on from an OT on eating and sensory issues. Fantastic information! I used this website for meal ideas and snacks when we went through a rough patch with eating.

  • anonymous mom
    Aug 09, 2019

    Trust your gut, mama. If your insurance requires it, ask for a referral to an OT, otherwise make the appointment yourself!!! Early intervention is sooo important!!!