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XxAlisonxX Sat 28-May-11 19:24:59

my dd 10yr, not sure how to put this so will say it as it is....
Every meal time and every time she get given something to eat she has to smell it first.
anything that has a coating on it ie fish fingers, dippers, she will not eat the coating she has to pick the middle out first she eats the middle but never the coating, she also picks the middle out of sausages,
she very and i mean very rarely eats meat, and point blanc refuses any form of an egg,

is this something i shoud point out for could it be a sign of something that i have missed.... any ideas, sugestions anything please.

smileANDwave2000 Sat 28-May-11 19:37:51

is she DX with some form of SN already?

XxAlisonxX Sat 28-May-11 19:40:54

She has Very severe SLI, with no working memory. at the moment it is the only thing she has been DX with

smileANDwave2000 Sat 28-May-11 19:47:44

my DS whos ASD,Dyspraxic, has a lot of sensory issues and is very difficult with food he hates the hard or dark corners and edges of food picking out only the soft bits he has a very limited food repertoire

Chundle Sat 28-May-11 20:39:04

My dd sniffs objects but not food (yet!). But she's fussy with food won't eat food that has the potential to go soggy like bread, crumpets, mushrooms etc also won't eat things that make her hands dirty like messy crisps. I think food aversions are common

Ineedalife Sat 28-May-11 20:40:22

Yep, Dd3 [8]smells and touches all her food before she eats it, she will occasionally eat the breadcrumbs on fish fingers now but she usually picks it off,

Actually she is not a bad eater she will eat some meat but her tastes are a bit quirky, she likes pickled onions and coleslaw sandwiches, oh and red onion soaked in balsamic vinegar[yuk].

I think it is sensory although there is no pattern to her likes and dislikes.

No Dx yet but on the borderline for dyspraxia and being assessed for Aspergers.

Triggles Sat 28-May-11 22:37:46

DS2 does this too. Smells food before even considers eating it. Touches it. Manipulates it around a bit. Might lick it first. And possibly then may try a bite. But generally not the first time around. He doesn't like to get his hands dirty, if crumbs or anything get on his hands, he runs them through his hair (which drives me insane, but what can you do other than wash it and comb it a lot? hmm). He is incredibly particular over food.

smileANDwave2000 Sat 28-May-11 23:05:01

my DS wont eat anything other than meat he doesnt eat bread products or potatoes or pasta just a few types of meat no cerial even fussy about two sweets he will eat and only about two cakes he doesnt even eat crisps and he gags with fruit n veg he will drink milk or fresh orange juice all day if i let him though , hes a grazes really and id catagorise people into two types those who live to eat (me) and those who eat to live ( my DS) to him he really only eats because he has to and finds it a chore it gets in the way of what he would rather be doing

XxAlisonxX Sun 29-May-11 15:59:36

do you think it would be worth menchoning for me 2 have her tested for ASD, or am i being over caushios now, she has lots of other strange behaviours which the more i watch her the more i notice how differant she is from others

smileANDwave2000 Sun 29-May-11 16:23:25

id keep a diary of incidents and list all your concerns and if they dont listen go back to the gp and ask for a ref to the child paed, and tell them everything, see what they say when my DS was 2 and i raised all the concerns i was treated as being fussy and over cautious and i believed it was me hmm and that all the traits were just qwerks or foibols hes different i thought nothing wrong with that ( i knew thre was ) till he went to first school and things went from bad to worse. all im saying is basically you know your DC best and your their greatest advocate you have gut instinct if things are not right dont let them persuade you otherwise, i had two other dcs and you dont like to compare but you cant totally avoid it you see your friends dcs and family and neighbours and your dcs peers and you know if somethings not right.

Triggles Sun 29-May-11 18:52:32

It's also good to keep a diary for a bit so you can make sure your DD is eating a relatively balanced diet. That gives you the chance to look over a week and see if she's averaging what she needs.

And we've found that DS2 sniffing food is usually a good sign. Often he won't even go that far, but flat out refuse to eat something. So sniffing means he's at least considering eating it! grin

saladsandwich Mon 30-May-11 09:40:51

my ds is abit funny with foods hes 2.5 but hes not diagnosed with anything, he has an obsession with foods being hot at the moment, even if its just warm he spits it out like its burnt him and says hat. he also chews meat up then spits it out, shovels food in till his mouth is full then spits it all out, also spits out anything with an edge like sausages, chips ect... never even thought of it being a sign to something blush xx

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