1. You mentioned your son has sensory issues. My daughter is two and responds to certain things in an extremely negative way. For example, going to the beach and getting sand on her causes a meltdown worthy enough to qualify as a mild panic attack. She refuses to touch any foods that are wet or that look different, and as for meat, well, she won’t go near it with a ten foot pole. When she was a baby, I made all her baby food and she ate a huge variety of things. Now that she is a bit more aware she has become extremely limited in what she will eat. I’m not sure if my child has underlying sensory issues like yours does, but that definitely gave me pause when I read it. We are currently growing our first tomato plant and she enjoys helping with watering that each day. Maybe gardening would open up some more avenues and help her want to try more foods. Thanks for the info!

    • Hi Anna, Yes, everything you are describing sounds like sensory processing difficulties, but you are in the right place. In the menu bar there is a tab called Sensory Basics that will be really helpful and there is another tab Article Index. Scroll down until you see Sensory- you will find more there, check out the sensory bin list for sure. Gardening is a good place to start but there is a lot more simple things you can do. Start poking around here and I’m sure you will find even more for picky eating. Let me know if I can be of more help!

  2. Thanks for the link! We just love gardening with kids. It’s true that my sons have been playing in the garden since they were babies and they are very picky eaters: They want to pick what they eat from the garden! LOL

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