3 Ways The Nuk Brush Can Help Your Child Learn To Eat

I have come to the conclusion that getting over the mess is a big part of parenting. Noah is messy just eating with his own hands and today I am about to hand him a rocket launcher.

Until I had Noah I had no idea how important eating was to the strengthening of muscles in the mouth and eventual speech development. From breast feeding or bottle feeding to using a straw to moving solid food around your mouth with your tongue, all of this helps your mouth develop the ability to talk.

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3 Activities To Do Before Your Child Takes Their First Steps, Plus Noah Cruising On The Gait Trainer!

Noah took his first steps on the gait trainer back in December. Do you remember how slow and timid he was? Things have definitely changed with that. He is a speed racer today and knocking into things for fun (typical boy). We don’t use the gait trainer that frequently, but we have come back to [Read More…]…

3 Easy Ways To Develop Your Child’s Pincer Grasp

Noah has been working on his pincer grasp (which is a huge milestone for any child) for awhile and he has not quite mastered it yet. Noah is motor driven, just not fine motor driven.

We’ve talked about the development of a child’s grasp previously and how understanding your child’s grasp determines what they are able to interact with from food to toys. Once I understood Noah’s grasp, I realized that I was asking a lot for him to pick up puffs at 9 months of age and so I switched to a banana which he was able to bring to his mouth with ease.

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3 Reasons Imitation Is An Important Developmental Milestone

Noah has started to mimic our actions recently which is actually a really big milestone for a child with Down syndrome. I mean how cute is he playing patty cake with his occupational therapist today!? I love it when he points to himself with both thumbs. (By the way, that’s also the sign for “me.’ See, I told you Signing Time works!) 🙂

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