Meltable or Dissolvable Solids
Meltable or dissolvable solids are foods that dissolve easily with only spit or saliva. These foods will “melt in your mouth”. They naturally dissolve for easy swallowing if no chewing occurs. These foods are often the first hard foods offered to a toddler. Offer meltable solids as directed by your doctor, therapist or dietitian.
Question: How do I know if a food is a meltable solid?
Answer: If a food starts dissolving within a few seconds in your mouth, it is a meltable solid.
Many foods are considered meltable solids. Test them yourself or ask your provider for additional information. This list is can be used as a starting point.
Examples of Meltable or Dissolvable Solids
Cereals such as Trix®, Kix® or Cocoa Puffs®
Shortbread Cookies, plain
Butter Cookies, plain
Wafers such as Nabisco Nilla Wafers®, plain
Butter Crackers such as Keebler Towne House or Club® or Nabisco RITZ®, plain
Graham Crackers, plain (any flavor)
Saltine Crackers, plain
Puffs such as Gerber Graduates® Puffs, Chee-tos Puffs® or Pirate Booty® Puffs (any flavor)
Puffcorn such as Old Dutch Puffcorn® or Chester’s Puffcorn®, plain or cheese flavor
Sticks, Chips & Crisps
Baked Vegetable Sticks such as Good Health Veggie Stix®
Baked Vegetable Chips or Crisps such as Pirate Booty Veggie Booty®, Potato Flyer® or Original Tings® and SnackSalad Snapea Crisps®
If you have questions please contact UW Health at one of the phone numbers listed below:
UW Health Pediatric Specialty Clinics
Autism & Developmental Disabilities Clinic
1500 Highland Avenue
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 263-3301 appointments
The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies. Any duplication or distribution of the information contained herein is strictly prohibited.
Last Updated: 08/13/2012
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