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July 18th, 2013, 02:13 AM
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Jamison is not interested in solids. At our 9 month pedi appt. she encouraged me to sit him down each time that we were eating, and to put 2-3 items on his tray each time. To think of it as his sensory table. An empty sippy cup, a spoon, foods he can touch with his fingers. She said there are three steps to the whole learning to eat process:
1. touching/exploring with fingers
2. bringing to the mouth, usually spitting back out
3. eating

The gagging totally stresses my DH out, but it is a necessary part of the process. You will know if you are watching closely whether she needs help or is going to self-recover. The beans would be a great thing to try... I plan to do those soon with Jamison. You could also try tiny pieces of egg, either scrambled or hard boiled, a whole banana (Jamison gummed this successfully), steamed baby carrots, cooked peas, etc.
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