• Font Size: +
  • -
  • Print
  • Print
Make a referral

Preschool Developmental Milestones

Eating & Drinking

By the time your child is 3 years old, he should be eating and drinking most of the same foods that the rest of the family is eating. It might still be hard for him to chew tough foods. Also, because of choking risks, it is still important at this age to avoid serving foods in large chunks (e.g large grapes, large pieces of hot dog, hard candies, etc.)

A lot of preschoolers can be described as “picky eaters.” Children at this age are starting to assert their independence and, therefore, want to have some say in what they will eat. This is quite a normal stage of development.

Red Flags for Eating and Drinking Problems

If your child is showing some of the following signs, it may be helpful to talk to your doctor or another health professional, such as a speech language pathologist, occupational therapist, dietician, or public health nurse.

If you have concerns about your child at any age, please feel free to contact us to speak to a professional. You can also make a referral to our centre at anytime.