Some children can struggle with moving on to lumpy foods. Whatever the reason for this, make sure that they’re not offered any food that could be hard or unsafe for them to swallow.
If you’ve noticed them choke or you’re already being guided by our Feeding Team, please get in touch with our CYPIT team before you try any the advice below.
If your child is having trouble with lumpy foods, you might notice that they:
There are a number of techniques you can try to encourage your child to eat lumpy foods, including:
Be able to recognise and react to your child’s cues and signals
Some children move on to finger food before they’re able to cope with lumpy foods. We’ve put together some information on finger foods to make sure your child is safe and not at risk of choking.
Soft cooked and peeled apple
Ripe peeled pear (fresh or tinned)
If you’ve tried all of these techniques and you’re still not seeing any improvement after three months, please do speak to your health visitor or GP.