Drooling is something we usually associate with babies, especially when they’re teething. However, there may come a time when your toddler starts to drool a lot, and have trouble eating, especially while your child is making the transition from liquid to solid foods.
If your toddler is pushing food out of his mouth when he’s drooling, then it might be that he simply does not enjoy the taste or texture.
If his behaviour is sudden, and applies to all foods, then it could be caused by an illness. Tonsillitis, laryngitis and even an abscess can cause a toddler to reject all food.
When your toddler is rejecting only a specific type of texture or consistency, then it could be that he is suffering from a sensory processing disorder, that may need special treatment, and you should have your doctor examine him.
Many children struggle with sensory processing disorders. They are essentially a problem with the brain, where your child’s brain cannot give him the correct processing instruction for a certain type of food. This most often leads to a rejection of that foodstuff.