Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A First: Chewing on Toys

While we were in Philly, Noni and I headed to Ikea to pick up a highchair for Julian since he will be starting solid food in a few months, and I figured it would be a good thing to start getting him acclimated to. Plus it's been really nice to be able to pull him right up to the table in his own space to have meals with us.

As soon as we got home we put all the pieces together so that we could try it out. After a nice 3 hour nap, Jules got up as we were sitting down to dinner and was in a great mood. We plopped him in the highchair, covered it with some fun toys, and waited to see what he thought. Overall it was a huge success! He sat there all through dinner, and when we would put a toy in his grasp, rather than not realizing it was there, he would bring it to his mouth to chew on. His skills aren't that great just yet, but I think the teething is giving him motivation, and with more practice I'm sure he'll be a pro. Even just this morning he picked some up by himself, only to throw them overboard of course!

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