Tuesday 21 February 2012

Sneak Attack on the Food Front

My oldest son has oral sensitivities and mostly eats pureed food.  We’ve been holding back on introducing new foods since he’s been having a lot of behaviour problems already.  No sense in pushing things beyond the intolerable.

However, I had an idea.  We’ve been trying to think of a way to get him eating regular breakfast cereal as opposed to the baby oatmeal.  But we can’t mess with his breakfast without setting him up for a very bad day at school.  However, he has been asking for a small bowl of oatmeal at night for dessert.

I took five Special K flakes and put them in his oatmeal.  I chose small ones and waited to see what would happen.

He detected them with an accuracy that Scud missile targeters can only dream of.  Every last one, no matter how tiny, spit onto the table.

Since then, he’s been wary about trying any cereal, so I may have pushed things too far.  I still think its an idea worth pursuing, although maybe I’ll try the gentler method of weaning him onto adult oatmeal instead.

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