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Fanda2612 Mon 03-Aug-15 18:36:29

I'm wondering if anyone can help. My son (almost 3) has for the past 2 nights whilst eating clamped his mouth shut with food in it and had a complete meltdown, crying (through gritted teeth) refusing to swallow or spit out the food and getting so worked up.
I couldn't get him to open his mouth or anything.
Anyone know what the reason could be?
I've asked him if his mouth hurts and he's said no, asked him if he bit his tongue he said no.
Its so distressing! Anyone help?

SLNelson Mon 03-Aug-15 20:19:37

Has he maybe got a sore throat? My son has very large tonsils at the best of times but when he gets a cold or sore throat, its very difficult for him to eat. If you have a flash on your phone ask him to say ahh and show you his 'balloons' if you can get a good picture and have a look then you might know more. another thought, does he have all of his back teeth? one could be coming through and hurting?

SLNelson Mon 03-Aug-15 20:19:38

Has he maybe got a sore throat? My son has very large tonsils at the best of times but when he gets a cold or sore throat, its very difficult for him to eat. If you have a flash on your phone ask him to say ahh and show you his 'balloons' if you can get a good picture and have a look then you might know more. another thought, does he have all of his back teeth? one could be coming through and hurting?

Fanda2612 Mon 03-Aug-15 21:01:44

He has all his teeth, I'll try the throat tomorrow. I find it strange that it is only his tea, nothing at breakfast, lunch or snack time!

lulabelleg Mon 03-Aug-15 21:36:18

My ds did exactly the same thing at about the same age (he's now 7). He would hold food until it completely dissolved into liquid and would then pour out, for what seemed like ages. No other food options could persuade him to spit out. I don't have any revelation I'm afraid about why he did it but it only happened a couple of times and then not again. He is the fussiest with food of all 3 children and his younger sisters never did it so I think it was a texture issue. Hopefully for you it will also be a phase that passes.

Fanda2612 Tue 04-Aug-15 10:16:47

I'm wondering if it's texture. I think holding it in his mouth I could deal with, its the crying and screaming thats hard to deal with!
Thanks for the responses, I asked if he had a sore throat but he wouldn't let me look so maybe that's the case. No temp tho. Will see what today brings!

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