It's easy to forget that communication is so much more than the words we say. There is eye contact, gestures, facial expressions, and body language that all influence how the information we say is perceived.
Did you know that swallowing is a reflex? Once a swallow is triggered you can't stop it. Try it out! In newborn babies, sucking is a reflex too. Reflexes develop in utero, before a baby is born.
Have you ever wondered how your baby should be seated when feeding? Especially when you first introduce solids and they can't yet sit up on their own? Well, you've come to the right place!
Welcome to part 3 of our 4 part blog series on feeding development! In case you missed them, check out our posts on important motor milestones for feeding and when to introduce certain food consistencies to your baby. This week we are we'll cover typical oral motor milestones.
This week I'll provide definitions for words like "meltable solids", "soft cubes", and "soft mechanicals" and more specific information on what foods to introduce and when.
I took the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding with Dr. Kay Toomey in Denver, CO last month. The SOS Approach “is a trans-disciplinary program for assessing and treating children with feeding difficulties and weight/growth problems from birth to 18 years. It integrates posture, senso