Thursday, November 12, 2009

New Foods

Miss Banana is starting to eat solids a little more regularly now. She tried them for the first time about a month ago, so these pictures are a little old—sorry! Her speech therapist, Ms. Mouth, did the honors of giving her the first bites.




I'm not sure that Miss B was super impressed with rice cereal, but since then, she has shown that she loves squash, will tolerate sweet potatoes, and hates green beans.

I am learning all about new tools and things to use to help children develop good oral-motor skills.  I didn't know that there are 4 different spoon presentations--with the boys I just scooped the food onto the spoon, stuck it in their mouths and hoped for the best.  Ha! I have know idea how they learned to eat correctly.  Anyway, Miss B seems to do best with the side presentation or the front-straight-in-straight-out presentation and she loves her Maroon spoon and her ARK probe.

If you want to learn more about great tools for early oral-motor development, Down Syndrome New Mama has a great post about it.


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5 comments:

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

So awesome to start out feeding with the ST so you know all the tricks of the trade. We too love the maroon spoons :)!!!

Sasha said...

She looks great eating the food. Look at her mouth around that spoon. Yah I don't think green beans are a favorite for Wysdom either. Hey everyone has this maroon spoon, I think I will have to get it. Awesome that she is eating!!!!

Nicole said...

Who knew there were so many spoon choices? I can't believe that Miss Banana is already ready for solids - she hasn't aged in my mind since I last saw her in June.

The Mussertons said...

Yay for Miss B! You will have to give me tutorial on how to feed so a baby will eat! I am still striking out with Cally, well we are limited in options. Anyways, I love that there is a real skill with getting LOs to eat. I will have to check into it more.

heather said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love to find new friends in the blogging world. And look forward to following your blog and getting to know your cute family better.

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