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  2. Laura Davies

    Hi there

    I hope this finds you well.

    We are travelling in NZ from the UK with our three-year-old and one-year-old. In early February, our three-year-old choked on a boiled sweet and it was very scary for him. Just before we arrived in New Zealand, he got a bit of carrot caught in his mouth and I think it triggered the trauma from the choking incident and for the last 2 to 3 weeks he has been refusing to eat anything that isn’t completely smooth. Whilst many people keep reassuring me that this will just go away with time and he’s just trying to control things as he’s out of his normal routine, my instinct is telling me that he is genuinely upset and worried about choking again and I feel that we need to intervene somehow so that this behaviour doesn’t become entrenched. He usually loves his food and I can tell he is torn between being frustrated not being able to eat the normal yummy things but also very stubborn and set in his decision to not eat anything chewy.

    As we are travelling it is difficult to know how to start with this, we are in Queenstown now until Wednesday, then move to Wanaka for two nights, and then to Franz Josef.

    I’m a coach at home and have experienced hypnotherapy and think it could be a useful thing if he isn’t too young. I would welcome a call with you if possible perhaps on Monday afternoon unless tomorrow is an option for you. I am just trying to get some information and see what we can do to help him.

    Many thanks in advance for your thoughts.

    Laura

    • Hi Laura,
      It is good you are wanting to re-assure him early, and nip it in the bud before it becomes a bigger problem. The strength and will of a three year old is amazing eh? People without kids have no idea how hard it is to make them do something that they don’t want to do. Unfortunately I don’t work with small children. However what I would do as a parent is maybe link some associations and educate, especially as the culprit (the boiled sweet) is something you can happily turn him against… something as simple as saying it can only happen with boiled sweets….can work! Educate – tell him if he can chewy anything until it is soft and smooth and it will never get stuck – and you do some demos of how you chew up some of his favourite foods – get it out show him. Get him to do, tell him not to swallow it just chew it and take it out. Maybe even find a youtube clip of something appropriate? I hope that helps – have fun on your travels. Vicky 🙂

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