“Eatin’ the Leg Off the Table”
Place something sweet or good tasting on your child’s toys.
- Give your child a food they can hold in their hand. Make sure it is something they cannot choke on.
- If your child rejects the food or toy, give them something new.
- Place a toy or food in your child’s hands.
- Guide your child’s hand toward the mouth with a toy or object in it.
- Eventually remove the physical prompts and see if your child begins to mouth the toys and solid foods.