I recently asked an Occupational Therapist at Brennan's Early Intervention Center for recommendations on how to help Brennan learn to feed himself with a spoon. She said that Gerber Lil' Dippers were a good beginner utensil. They have a large rubber handle which is easy to hold and a flat end so it doesn't matter which direction the utensil is facing, thus giving the child the most opportunities for success. We've only used them a couple of times, so I can't give a personal report on their success - but they seem like a good little tool. I found them on e-bay for a really good price, so I have 4 packages (with 2 Dippers per package) that I would like to send to anyone who would like to give them a try. Just send me and e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My friend Julia sent me the link to this trike and I just LOVE it! With the harness and seat frame, I think it will be perfect for Brennan as it will give him the extra support he needs. As an added bonus, pieces of the bike can be taken off as he grows and no longer needs them. Brennan's siblings spend alot of time riding their bikes in the spring, summer and fall and I'm excited for Brennan to be able to join them.