We have been struggling with this since Monkey began feeding himself. He’s now almost 6 and it is still a daily battle. At school, he often eats lunch in the company of his OT who has been trying to address this. At home, he eats under our supervision every night.
We have to remind him with every bite to not overstuff. Sometimes we have to physically restrain him from stuffing yet another bite in. If he doesn’t overstuff with food he’ll try to fill his mouth with whatever he’s drinking. It’s messy and it’s gross, honestly. We need to figure out a way to get this under control because it is going to alienate peers.
Come on FX experts…what works?