He’s finally doing it – feeding himself!
I already mentioned before: Timothy doesn’t put ANYTHING in his mouth, including food. He might gnaw on furniture, but no eating of toys, garbage, or – food. I tried cheerios, I tried baby cookies, he resisted it adamantly.
Finally, yesterday I gave him a mum-mum rice rusk – and he ate it!! It wasn’t the smoothest experience. He scratched himself once, I think, with the edge of a broken rusk. His coordination isn’t proficient enough to navigate a long rusk into his own mouth, so I break it in pieces. But he is eating! Yay!
Although when I gave him banana today, he took it, studied it, and then stretched his hand out and gave it back to me. I tried giving it to him a couple more times – every time he gave it back to me (I am glad he didn’t just throw it on the floor :))
PS He also became proficient at stuffing his own pacifier into his mouth. Sometimes it goes in upside-down, but still! At least it goes with the rubbery part in 🙂