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.



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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