Much of Faith's inability to eat has to do with the texture of food. As a part of her sensory processing disorder anything that is cold, hot, bumpy, slimy, or any different type of texture sends Faith over the edge.
Every time I cook or bake I take Faith into the kitchen with me. Usually she sits on her Dora tractor (as she has grown to hate her high chair). Yesterday I decided to give the high chair another shot. On this particular day Faith was an active participant in the baking. As I was pouring the banana bread batter into the pan she did what any 18 month old baby would do- she reached for the goo and grabbed it. No, she wasn't smiling, she didn't bring it to her mouth, but she was doing it! And she continued to "play" in it.
For those who know Faith and work with her on these "baby skills" the banana bread grab was a milestone! As I was cleaning Faith off I realized that this was the first time I had ever done this. I cleaned off the high chair I had envisioned wiping off when we were pregnant and picked it