Ian had some fun time with Messy Food Play the other day. He played with chocolate syrup, graham crackers, and Cheez-Its. He also enjoyed his electric toothbrush. The food and the oral stimulation satisfy his need for oral feedback and also help him become "safer" with food since he is so averse. It's messy, but productive! We have also played with jelly and pudding, but chocolate syrup seems to be the favorite so far.
He ate a few more goldfish this morning and didn't gag or retch at all! Baby steps!