bad eatting habits

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Registered: 01-13-2008
bad eatting habits
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Thu, 04-17-2008 - 10:44pm

ok so Rylee always craves some oral input, wether it be sucking through a straw, over stuffing her mouth, her even physically hitting (not violently) herself in the mouth.. with that said since reducing her use of a paci to nap and bed time only. ive found that when her anxiety peeks since she has no paci to turn to, she immediatly wants food, something she can overstuff, her mouth with and crunch or suck on.. Of course i want to help sooth her , but id hate to see this turn into bad eatting habits later on in life.. any suggestions ??



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Registered: 04-19-2006
Fri, 04-18-2008 - 11:52am
Leanna eats a lot!!!! But because she is a sensory seeker she is always moving and therefore burning off food so I asked once and was told sensory seekers usually do eat a lot.
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Registered: 01-13-2008
Fri, 04-18-2008 - 1:55pm

yea if only we could have their energy level and metabolism huh ;) !!!


thanks for the response, guess its ok then to just keep letting her snack!!


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Registered: 07-18-2007
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 11:35am
My 5 yo sensory seekers grazes constantly but b/c he is always moving also burns it off quickly. He is still only in the 5th percentile for weight, so no fat worries here.

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Tue, 04-22-2008 - 6:07pm

It's possible the paci was a replacement for food rather than the food being a replacement for the paci ???


If you're worried about it becoming a bad habit, then limit the location. If insisting on a snack, you can insist it is eaten at the table with no TV.




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Registered: 08-10-2006
Wed, 04-23-2008 - 2:11pm

Hi Ladies!


This thread caught my interest as Nick is a sensory seeker and seems to have a voracious appetite.

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Christine

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Registered: 07-18-2007
Thu, 04-24-2008 - 9:39am
Sugar free jello and pudding are great, plus if you have them eat them through a straw, it is good sensory stimulation. Whole grain breads and cereals with minimal sugar or fats, vegetables if he'll eat them, maybe add fiber to foods like yogurt and fruit which will help him feel full longer.

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