Monday, February 7, 2011

Feeding time

As parents one of our many jobs is to promote independence in our children.  We want our children to one day be out in the world, independent and productive members of society.  When you have a child with special needs this takes on new meaning.  With Walker it is easy to forget that he is a three year old.  Its easier most days to do much of his daily care myself. Feeding him, wiping his face, changing him etc. Its hard to not want to coddle such a little love bug.  And trust me, he soaks it up!!   But he is a three year old!  And some days it comes shinning through that he wants and desires to be more independent!   And even though it may take a little more time and effort on my part, it is definitely worth it!

He had a grip on that bowl!!

still needs to work on the fine motor skills of getting it in his mouth!

It can be a little messy too!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like he's doing great and at least is interested my daughter loves eating now and feeding herself too and she only started eating at 4. At 3 she was totally tube feed.. however I tend to feed her things she can pick up that I cut up for her.. i still spoon feed her oatmeal or yogurt type stuff.