The Honey Bear works! Dan picked up the honey bear for Averi this week and immediately called me to find out why he had to stop at the hospital for something we could just buy at the store. I explained that the honey bear had an expensive straw inside it and then he was more understanding.
After only a few times using it, Averi is drinking from a straw like a pro. I can squeeze the thickened liquid up to the top and then she does all the sucking and drinking all by herself! She even takes several consecutive swallows. For never figuring out the bottle she is excelling with a straw.
Since we had time,
got out some mixed fruit and mashed up the peaches and pears. She tried feeding them to Averi on a spoon but Averi did a really awesome job spitting them back out. This will be our next goal since straws are going so well, but like everything, it will be a process. Frances