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post #461 of 524
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Originally Posted by Jaimee View Post

It's not too late!  In fact, it will be quicker to teach him now.  Just show him when you're doing things like "book" and "eat" and "nurse"... it's easy.

Oh awesome! lol Thank you, Jaimee.

post #462 of 524
I didn't start signing with Cyan until 14mo and he had around 200 signs and no words by age 2. Signing saved us a lot of frustration.

Coralies 'problem' is hair pulling. She's always grabbing fist fills of Olivine's hair. Other than that she's pretty nice and gentle.
post #463 of 524
Thank you all so much for the advice! I do hope it's not a long phase for us...! I have just been trying to ignore the hitting today. So hard to do!
post #464 of 524
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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

I didn't start signing with Cyan until 14mo and he had around 200 signs and no words by age 2. Signing saved us a lot of frustration.

 

 

Good to know! thumb.gif  I am just know really getting into signing with Jasper. 

post #465 of 524
Thread Starter 

Hey, Ash, ever figure out a way to share your chart?

 

Becky, if you're unsure of signs there are a bunch of great sites to look them up:

http://www.signingsavvy.com/

http://aslbrowser.commtechlab.msu.edu/browser.htm

http://www.aslpro.com/cgi-bin/aslpro/aslpro.cgi

 

I like to cross reference them to make sure I'm teaching the most common/accepted sign.  There are often multiple signs for words b/c of differences in regional "dialect."  Avalon loved the TV show "Signing Time!" which we DVRed at the time. Now it's off the air but you can probably check them out at you local library.  She also had hundreds of signs by the time she was 2, though she was talking fluently as well.  It was truly a second language.

post #466 of 524
Jaimee, does she still sign? My kids have all used some real signs and some made up signs. None of them did the real milk sign, for example. Soren learned Shay's nurse sign but doesn't do all done or more yet.
post #467 of 524
Thread Starter 

She kept signing until she was 4ish, when we started introducing Austin to signs, but since she hardly used it, she kept forgetting and now hardly remembers a third of what she knew.  It's a little sad to me, but I didn't keep at it.

post #468 of 524
Thread Starter 

Hey Seattle area peeps!  So, my friend who is struggling to breastfeed her FTT 3 week old is considering domperidone to boost her supply.  Do you guys have any information I can give her about a practitioner in the area that would be willing to prescribe for a compounding pharmacy?  Or know of someone in the area that is on dom and would be willing to start her on a few pills while she orders from New Zealand?  Or could offer some support or point her to some other resources, etc.?

 

Thanks!

post #469 of 524
PMing you Jaimee.
post #470 of 524

For those of you with other children (or those whose toddler already hit this milestone), around what age was your child able to self-feed with utensils? I've been trying to encourage Sora to use a spoon and she was interested at first but lately she just wants to use utensils as launching devices to make a bigger mess with her food. mischievous.gif

post #471 of 524
Thread Starter 

Depends... Austin eats with his hands half the time still (at 3 years old) but he is capable of using utensils.  Both of my olders started trying around one year, but weren't really successful until later... maybe 18 months to 2 years? 

 

ETA: I see evidence of good utensil handling in my photos around 2 years by both Avalon and Austin, though they used them earlier certainly.  I'm currently chuckling over this video of Avalon when she was just over 2 years old: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimeeandbrian/3299433126/ and this one at just under 2 years old: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaimeeandbrian/3042686082/in/set-72157604472875547


Edited by Jaimee - 1/30/13 at 2:20pm
post #472 of 524
Learning to use a utensil is as varied as kids are. Cyan was around 18mo and Olivine was around 10mo. Coralie will hold and play with a fork, but rarely eats anything with it.
post #473 of 524
Shay tries to use utensils. I still eat with my hands.
post #474 of 524

Casey wasn't consistently using utensils until she was almost 2. She was about 21 or 22 months. But Michael was around 16 months. It really depends....

post #475 of 524

I don't see Sora feeding herself soups or the like anytime soon, that's for sure. She has brought spoons of food to her mouth a handful of times but usually the food falls off before it makes it. She swings too fast. lol

 

Jaimee, those videos of Avalon are priceless!!!! "Big tofu?" lol.gif Wow she is an adorable kid... Such expression in her voice. I love how she was so vocal about the yummy food she ate! If only I could get Sora to eat salad...... (What do you dress your salad with?)

post #476 of 524
I offer Conner utensils. He throws them.

Speaking of, he won't eat today. He's had maybe one meal worth of food. I've offered him anything I can think of that he'd normally eat... He isn't acting sick or anything. I'm trying not to worry because he's drinking plenty, but it's still disheartening...
post #477 of 524
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Shay tries to use utensils. I still eat with my hands.

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The first thing Jasper does when he gets his food is throw the spoon on the ground. Then, he un-suctions his suction cup bowl and dumps everything onto his tray. He then goes back and forth between throwing the food back in the bowl, onto the tablecloth, and to the dog. Occasionally he eats. Occasionally. 

post #478 of 524

Rhyko uses a spoon and fork. I offered him a spoon at 10 months-ish and he took it and used it like he'd been doing it his whole life. He eat his whole meal with the spoon that first time. I was shocked! 

 

He uses his spoon and fork pretty well, now. He does throw food, though! And lots of it! We've taken to doing more picnics on the living room floor as of late so I can just hand him one bite at a time and he can keep playing. He has been getting really tired of his high chair!

post #479 of 524
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Shay tries to use utensils. I still eat with my hands.
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The first thing Jasper does when he gets his food is throw the spoon on the ground. Then, he un-suctions his suction cup bowl and dumps everything onto his tray. He then goes back and forth between throwing the food back in the bowl, onto the tablecloth, and to the dog. Occasionally he eats. Occasionally. 

That sounds just like Conner. O.o
post #480 of 524
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Originally Posted by TalkToMeNow View Post

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The first thing Jasper does when he gets his food is throw the spoon on the ground. Then, he un-suctions his suction cup bowl and dumps everything onto his tray. He then goes back and forth between throwing the food back in the bowl, onto the tablecloth, and to the dog. Occasionally he eats. Occasionally. 

You serve him in a bowl? I only give Shay a bowl if I'm serving him on the floor. A dish just means he can throw his whole meal at once!

He really has been eating a lot lately. We have a shelf of dried fruits and snacks and he brings food out every 10 minutes, it seems.
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