Is your baby ready to start solids? Check out these 4 feeding tools used by our pediatric feeding therapists:
1) Nuk Brush
(Available here on amazon) Wake up your child’s mouth by allowing them to explore a nuk brush or any textured object for a few minutes before a meal. Watch as your child’s tongue follows the nuk side to side–tongue lateralization is important when eating solids!
2) Choo Me Starter Flex Spoons
(Available here on amazon) These spoons are flexible, which allows your child to practice scooping food with decreased frustrations and independence. Textured grooves also allow food to latch easier.
3) Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder
(Available here on amazon) This tool is a safe way for your child to try new flavors and textures. It can also provide relief when teething, while also enhancing chewing skills.
4) Nuk Gerber Graduate Tri-Suction Plate
(Available here on amazon) Compartments allow for placement and presentation of preferred and non-preferred food items in a fun and “safe” way. The suction on the bottom of the plate also helps keep everything in front of your child.
Chatterboxes offers quality Speech-Language & Occupational Therapy in Newton Upper Falls and Lexington, MA. We also offer flexible service options for your family. Call us today at 617-969-8255 or visit us at 377 Elliot St #110j, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464 for our Newton location and 35 Bedford St #6, Lexington, MA 02420 for out Lexington location.