Monday, April 20, 2009

Z-Vibe
















I was having trouble getting Ruby to open her mouth to eat her baby food ,so I asked her Speech Therapist for help and she got Ruby to eat using a Z-Vibe spoon.The Z-Vibe vibrates and Ruby loves the way it feels on her mouth.She tries to grab the spoon from me to put it in her mouth! I ordered her spoon from http://www.superduperinc.com/ because they have free shipping but I wish I had ordered straight from the company that makes the Z-Vibe because they had more options to choose from http://arktherapeutic.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Store_Code=ATSI&Category_Code=Z-Vibes-Tips-Kits. The therapist told me to get the spoon attachments that have the little bumps on the bottom of the spoon.This tool wasn't cheap but it seems to be helping Ruby so it was worth it! I will also be able to use the stimulator attachment for Ruby's therapy.
P.S.
As you can see in the pictures Ruby's sunburn has healed.Thank you for all the nice comments!

8 comments:

Beverly said...

What a cool spoon! Happy she is all healed!

Heidi said...

That sounds like such a great spoon! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Thank you for sharing this, Cheryl. This is one of the biggest challenges I have with Finn - getting him to open his mouth to feed him! I am going to look into this spoon.

Monica said...

Thanks for sharing!! Never heard of this kind of spoon. Although Adam is 10 years old, he still has very low muscle tone in his tongue and I can see this being a great tool to "wake" his tongue up!

SunflowerMom said...

Cool spoon! We have used the z vibe brush, but I didn't know thy made a spoon.

My name is Sarah said...

Well that's pretty cool. Sorta like my toothbrush.

Beth said...

It sounds like you have a really good Speech therapist! If you are interested in more oral motor products, go to Talktools.com. (send your ST there too!)

It looks like Ruby is tall (from the pix in Wordless Wednesday). Is she?

We forgot sunscreen for Baseball last week too...redheads turn red quickly!

Ruby's Mom said...

Beth,
Ruby is very small,I'm always getting comments from people about how tiny she is when they find out her age.She is only wearing 3-6 months size clothes.Her pictures are deceiving because she srtetches her upper body up so tall when she's on her tummy:)