Several months ago, September to be exact, Noah started seeing an occupational therapists for his sensory and feeding issues. We are lucky that the appointments are on Mondays and Kc is able to take Bubs. Our therapist is so enthusiastic and methodical with Mr. Man. She knows exactly how much to push him and does a great job teaching us how to gently push him as well.
Two weeks ago, Noah's therapist put water in a bowl and "taught" Noah how to put a spoon in the water and then touch it to his tongue. Noah gets a turn with his own spoon and then we get a turn with our spoon. It's great that Bubs gets some control and can feel safe with his own spoon and then we can make sure he gets the practice he needs.
Last week, the therapist added just a bit of pureed peas to the water. Not only is Bubs getting a touch of liquid on his tongue, but that liquid has some taste to it. So far, we've been able to practice a few times each day and our Little Stinkpot is doing better and better.
Noah's turn to put the spoons in his mouth.
Mama's turn to put the spoon in his mouth.
Nobody's turn to put the spoons in his mouth.