As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the babies are in early intervention and have physical, educational, speech and occupational therapy each week. Multiples are often behind due to coming out of the womb a little early so I wanted to get a jump on it so that they will be right on track by the time they are school age. One of the things I have learned in all of these therapies is that there are a lot of skills I take for granted that I learned before I can remember. One of these skills is biting food. I never thought about learning that skill. Babies start out with milk, then purees and eventually move on to food with chunks. From there, they learn to bite into whole foods such as sandwiches and apples. It never occurred to me to give the babies something as large as an apple. The occupational therapist suggested that I peel apples and give them to the babies so they could learn to bite into them without the risk of choking because the apples were too big. I gave it a shot and they loved it. I imagine it was a nice break from the usual finely chopped fare.