Upon encouragement from our speech therapist, and with new utensils designed for a firmer grip, Zachary is now achieving another "independence" milestone by being able to feed himself. As parents, we have to "let go" of any kind of neat/clean tendencies we may have and just let Zachary get messy while experimenting with food. Renee taught him to use this specific spoon during breakfast time with yogurt and he ate the whole bowl by himself. He is also recently been picking up small "Teddy Grahams" from his tray and feeding himself snacks. These are HUGE milestones in the occupational/fine motor skills realm
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