Alex loved chewing on, and banging the shells that I brought home from Florida in his mouth. Normally you would take a little shell away from a child when they are shoving it in their mouth. With Alex, and his aversions, I encourage him sticking things in his mouth, I was so happy with the way he was putting this in his mouth, and not gagging!!! Today we are leaving for Colorado to visit family and have down time together. Maybe Alex will taste some Rockie Mountain??? Either way he is getting his first taste of traveling today that doesnt include a doctor or surgery, along with his first airplane ride.