The feeding clinic gave us a run-down on things we should be doing when we feed Presley. I already give her praise when she takes a "bite" (and by "bite" I mean actually taking a spoon full of liquid baby food), I try to do mouthing exercises (trying to get her to mimic chewing...I use a yo gabba gabba song that goes 'bite bite bite, chomp chomp chomp). BUT these "tools" they gave us suck. I'm sure they work and I’m sure eventually she'll get use to them but I just want to share them with you.
First up we have the "probe"
Its use to stimulate the tongue. It blows. Not only does it have a suggestive name, it’s tiny and easy to shove down your kid’s throat. Especially when she’s jerking her head all around to get the weird thing out of her mouth. They say "gently tap it on her tongue three times" RIGHT. She’s screaming, biting on it, shaking her head back and fourth.
Next we have the "grabber"
And finally we have the "Tri-chew"
So those are some feeding "tools" they all look so weird. If I didn’t have a child with these issues I’d think they we're sex toys or something.