Over the last couple of evenings, we’ve given Daniel a piece of raw red cabbage leaf, a stick of raw celery (full width, about 12cm long) and a small raw carrot stick (about 8cm of a narrow carrot halved length ways) to play with. He’s shown interest in all of them and all have made it into his mouth, for a longer or shorter time.
Yesterday he was munching away quite successfully on the cabbage leaf, until I noticed it was turning his drool purple and I got worried and took it off him. But a moment later I decided it wouldn’t be doing him any harm, so gave it back to him. He didn’t get any actual pieces off the cabbage leaf.
This evening, he had a real good go at sucking/chomping on the celery. It seemed to be a good size to hold and put into his mouth, and he returned to it three or four times, although when he shoved it a bit too far back into his mouth his expression showed that it was clearly uncomfortable. The carrot stick was evidently too small for him to pick up easily or keep a grip on – it quickly landed up on the floor.