Makaton Monday ~ Dinner

Bruiser has eating difficulties that take on a sensory nature. Lead by the professionals who told us to let him eat what ever he wanted we did just that. Unfortunately this back fired and we now have behavioural problems in that he wont eat anything other than crisps and chocolate. So a tough parenting approach has had to be taken. Two weeks ago we started our ‘starve Bruiser of crisps and chocolate to make him eat’ mission.

Its been hard going, there have been a lot of tears and I don’t mean just Bruiser’s! But coming out of the end of this last week, I think he’s grasping it and is now tucking into his meals. (once hes established its ‘nod dot’ (not hot) and ‘nean’ (clean)!

When he sees you putting meals on the table for him now, hes runs up to the table sitting himself down, signing and saying dinner ‘didar’ 😀

Its wonderful to see him tucking into his food. It brings a little tear to my eyes everytime.





Bruiser signing ‘didar’ (dinner)

tucking into tea

tucking into tea


Sign/Symbol used with the kind permission of the © The Makaton Charity 2012

For any help or advice in respect of Makaton, please contact the Makaton Charity directly.

7 thoughts on “Makaton Monday ~ Dinner

    • Mummy Wife Woman says:

      Its not been easy but its starting to pay off. he started off only having the one bite of something at each meal then he progressed to a few. now he will clear a plate of 4 nuggets or fish fingers. we only give him one food type on his plate so as not to overwhelm him.
      Good luck with your little boy. Let me know how you get on.


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