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Food textures: bite and dissolve/bite and melt

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Transitional foods help develop chewing skills. These foods melt evenly in the mouth without leaving lumps. They require very little chewing, but your child needs sufficient control to hold the food in the mouth until it melts.


  • Sponge fingers
  • Ice cream wafers and pink wafer biscuits
  • Cereals – Puffed Wheat, Sugar Puffs, Cheerio’s
  • Chocolate buttons – white or milk chocolate
  • Meringues
  • Small pieces of milk chocolate (plain, soft, caramel or fondant fillings)
  • Malteasers (cut into ½ or ¼)
  • Mini milk ice lollies


  • Wotsits/Skips/Quavers/Organix carrots sticks or corn puffs/Pom bear crisps/Monster munch
  • Mini cheddars
  • Prawn crackers
  • TUC biscuits
  • Cheese straws


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