One thing that not uncommon with kids with Down syndrome is less sensation around their mouths and less awareness of food sticking around their mouths. It’s taking years for Alice to get it that she needs to use a napkin routinely while she’s eating. It doesn’t help that Alice loves food and eats with gusto. So how do you approach school lunch where there might not be anyone willing to discretely sign ‘napkin’ to her to cue her to wipe her mouth? Simple. Change how you slice up her sandwich.
That’s a sandwich on Udi’s gluten free white bread cut into smaller triangles. Alice likes to hold the bread at the crust side and will eat from the point and end up taking less of the sandwich on her face.