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Old Apr 26th, 2011, 19:35 PM   1
missjess
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Asperger/autistic kids, picky eaters... Help!!!


My son has become THE PICKIEST eater there is. I'm not even kidding... He used to love pretty much everything, then only a few things. Now, NOTHING. He eats nothing he used to enjoy...

I've tried everything, cooking with him, letting him make his own food, play games, feed his favorite characters... EVERYTHING!

I know with him being Asperger makes it hard and he gets very overwhelmed with certain textures and colors... Especially the way food is presented. (A sandwich MUST be all apart, bread, tuna and cucumbers.. NOT all together...)

Any tips? Ideas? ....

All he eats now is: Tuna, french baguette, olives, garlic pickles, raisin, shreddies, bananas, blackberries, bagels with garlic butter... tomatoes, cucumber and tzatziki. NOTHING else. I'm not kidding, that's the whole list. It keeps getting smaller everyday.... Seems like everyday there is something he doesn't like anymore.

I don't know what to do... It's impossible!



 
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Old Apr 26th, 2011, 19:41 PM   2
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i know what u mean about aspergers and picky eating my nephew has it and he eats next to nothin its very hard to encourage him he was only diagnosed with it at 8 but his mum is makin great progress with him she just tries to encourage him to eat little bits often of what he likes and if he asks for something she tries to get it to him because she knows he wil eat it



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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 03:54 AM   3
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I give my son food in muffin tins. I know this sounds weird lol but it keeps the food apart from touching each other. He does not mind cold food touching so much but hates hot food mixed x



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 05:31 AM   4
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Tegan is a very picky eater too, we've yet to find something that is fool proof and means she always eats. She has a very limited list of foods she will eat (cheese, bread, potato, chips, chocolate, one certain type of beans and sausages, milk, yorkshire puddings, pasta) she is more or less vegetarian except she freaks out when faced with vegetables!

I don't have any advice because we are really struggling too!



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 05:40 AM   5
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M will eat:

sausage and yorkshire pudding
chips
waffles
tuna and pasta

thats it on the dinner front x



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 07:37 AM   6
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Thank you girls... At least I'm not the only one struggling! We give him vitamins supplements (we have to tell him they are chocolate so he eats them... lol) I used to hide veggies in muffins too, but he doesn't like muffins anymore!

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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 09:03 AM   7
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It's a real struggle isn't it and you certainly feel like you are all alone sometimes. Just remember there are people going through similar things all the time and if you need to talk, someone will always be here! xx



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 10:19 AM   8
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My youngest is being assessed for Aspergers. She's also incredibly fussy. Foods, textures (she won't eat food with "bits" as she calls them) and how it's presented. She can't have foods touching at all, I tend to put things on different plates for her. She also won't drink from a cup that's only half full. The foods she does like seem to change too, the list shrinks with every week. At the moment im just going with the flow but it's getting more and more difficult. X



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 12:09 PM   9
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didn't want to read and run. My son eats everything and lots of it so I don't have any advice there at all! How difficult! It's good you've got him on vitamins. What about like pediasure drinks or boost or something like that would he drink that? They're almost like milkshakes.

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Old Apr 27th, 2011, 12:43 PM   10
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didn't want to read and run. My son eats everything and lots of it so I don't have any advice there at all! How difficult! It's good you've got him on vitamins. What about like pediasure drinks or boost or something like that would he drink that? They're almost like milkshakes.

Adanma
Brilliant idea!!! I didn't even think of that. Hopefully he will like the taste ! Thanks hun xx



 
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