Monday, December 14, 2009

Lil' Dipper, Anyone??

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 brennansbeginnings@yahoo.com.

8 comments:

Shauna Yule Brasseur said...

You are so thoughtful, Sharon! I can't wait to see little B. with his dipper.

Lyn said...

I actually used these with my other girls and completely forgot that I had them- thanks for bringing this to my attention! Looks like we're at the same stage of trying to learn self-feeding. Oh...and thanks for your kind words-I'm so glad I found your blog, too :)

Rachel Smith said...

We are working on self feeding too, Thank you for sharing this. I know that sometimes I think about how silly a post may be, but hope that it helps someone. So thank you. I am interested in trying these and seeing how they work.

Hector and Jennifer Varanini Sanchez said...

Our OT gave us one as well :)! Great recommendation!

Tara said...

Never heard of them. Can't wait to give 'em a try! We're not quite there, yet, but it won't be long.

Emily said...

Thanks for the info! Can't wait to get some and give them a try!

mauimom said...

Those look great! I wish I had known about them for my other kids.

Kritster said...

I loved these things, Sharon. Our OT recommended them for our boys when they were having their feeding issues.