Sensitive gag reflex: Transition to textured foods

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If your child gags when given pureed foods that are not smooth, it may be because of a sensitive gag reflex. Read tips for overcoming a sensitive gag reflex.

Key points

  • Some children will gag or vomit when they are given pureed foods that are not smooth. This is often caused by a very sensitive gag reflex.
  • Offering only smooth foods and hoping that the problem will go away does not always work.
  • There are a few things you can do to help make your child's gag reflex less sensitive.
Last updated: June 28th 2024