It was our third session when Brit pulled out the dumdums and snack packs and I have to say it was a little unexpected. But hasn't everything with Davy been unexpected?
First up, the lollipop. This was because Davy obviously has issues with her mouth(oral aversion) and Brit wanted to awaken her senses,in a positive way and see if her mouth would do the appropriate things.
This was the first taste. Just a couple of taps on the tongue.
Now we put it on both sides of her mouth, then take it out and see if she swallows her saliva. I do believe there was a little smile on Miss Davy's face. So far so good. Now it's pudding time! Brit puts down the lollipop opens the snack pack...wait what's this?
I have NEVER seen Davy move that fast. In fact I have never seen her pick up something this small! She is definitely my daughter. Ask anyone about my love for sugar, it's a problem.
We eventually did move onto the pudding. The reason for the pudding was the texture. Thicker textures are actually easier to swallow. We just dabbed a couple of drops on her tongue and watched her go. It was all really positive. The best part about this is she wants to eat by mouth. So now she just needs to learn how to do it safely. Next up, Bananas!