Chewing Hierarchy Level Number 4
This is the five point bite. So you will be presenting the stick shaped bolus (veggie stick or Snikiddy Cheese Fries) perpendicular to the lateral molar ridge. Be sure to support your little one’s jaw if needed. This is to prevent jutting or sliding. Now you will move the bolus around to the opposite molar ridge: there will be five bites in total: lateral molar ridge, lateral incisor, front central incisor, lateral incisor and finally the lateral molar ridge on the other side. Be sure your little one takes small graded bites.
What are we addressing: Encourages tongue lateralization across midline