First, a bit about capsule sizes: #5 is the smallest, working up through #00, then on to horse-sized.
If he can swallow these vitamins and nutritional supplements instead of Mom mushing everything up sugar-laden juice cocktails, then I will get more sleep.
Oops, I mean . . . . . . . John will grow in independence.
And travel will become far less stressful and more normal.
Whatever normal is.
Also, some of what John needs to swallow tastes wretched; I know because I taste everything myself.
So I re-package it inside tasteless capsules.
I have mentioned the help of Rosemary Slade, OTR, and daily practice.
John has grown in skill: moving through #5’s, #3’s and round uncoated tablets (slightly smaller than an M&M)
The oval tablets I cut in half.
Because John has started resisting the “sugar-laden juice cocktail” with all the stuff in it.
Thus causing an exhausting power-struggle.
Now John has grown into swallowing a pile like this (second photo) twice daily, with water in a cup with a straw.
Hardly any juice, less power struggle.
And increased oral motor skills and swallowing ability.
And this morning, I added two (far bigger) #0 capsules.
John said “too big!”
I said “try, you are a big boy!”
And then they were gone.
Try this with your kids?
Peace be with us,