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.
I'm a Midwestern girl who's lived in Missouri, Utah, Missouri again, Nebraska, Mississippi and Iowa. This is my story of life with my farmer-turned-professor husband, two exceptional little boys, and one extraordinary little girl who happens to have Trisomy 21, or Down syndrome. The stories you are about to read are all real; I couldn't make it up if I tried.