After our OT (Occupational Therapy) appointment on Monday, we were given some homework for Jackson to work on. Besides the obvious, eating more, we are also going to do exercises or “heavy work” with him to strengthen his upper body.
I ordered bean bags from Amazon for him to lift above his head and put in a bin or his basketball hoop, but they arrived and are really light weight. I’ve tried weighing down his grocery cart but he quickly tosses out whatever I’ve put in there. He is very peculiar about how is cart is packed.
Our mission today was find something inherently heavy for him to push and strengthen his upper body. We took a little drive down to Extravaganza Kids Consignment Store in Warwick and found the perfect toy for his OT homework!
He walks great but still enjoys pushing things around the house, so this is a great tool for him. I think it might even weigh as much as him…
Besides strengthening his upper body, the other recommendations from our last OT appointment have been helpful. I picked him up a Thomas the Train electric toothbrush and it is a MAJOR hit around here! I believe it will increase his oral awareness like they were hoping and he holds it on all of his teeth so it kills two birds with one stone ;).
Speaking of birds, one nose-dived into my car on the highway this morning and the only evidence is a brown smudge and some feathers stuck to the hood of my CR-V. I feel awful, but that bird was on some sort of suicide mission. Guess I’ll be going outside to wash my car during nap time today!
I hope you have a great weekend. Check back in the next few days for a review of a really cool baby monitor, Wifi Baby— I can’t wait to tell you all about it!