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December 5th, 2009, 07:16 AM
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When did you (will you) introduce more solid finger foods, such as crackers or Cherrios?

DS can sit up well by himself and now has 6 teeth (can we say ?). He eats purees well, but I'm scared of him choking.
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December 5th, 2009, 10:04 AM
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Baby-led weaners: a baby-led weaning blog community - Baby-led weaning questions and answers -- BLW FAQ

This website has some really good information on gagging and choking, the differences between the two, why it happens and what to do in either case. It may help put you at ease a little bit. My son was introduced to solids at six months and he gagged a little at first but worked through it quickly. Some babies take longer than others to figure out how to avoid gagging, some figure it out very quickly, but it is something that takes a little figuring out I guess. We started with very well cooked vegetables like broccoli and sticks of carrot, bananas... He now eats pretty much anything like a pro. If you are really nervous you could always take part in an infant CPR course to help put your mind at ease. That way you can feel more confident in the event that your son really does choke. It is good to have that knowledge anyway
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December 5th, 2009, 10:36 AM
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Baby-led weaners: a baby-led weaning blog community - Baby-led weaning questions and answers -- BLW FAQ

This website has some really good information on gagging and choking, the differences between the two, why it happens and what to do in either case. It may help put you at ease a little bit. My son was introduced to solids at six months and he gagged a little at first but worked through it quickly. Some babies take longer than others to figure out how to avoid gagging, some figure it out very quickly, but it is something that takes a little figuring out I guess. We started with very well cooked vegetables like broccoli and sticks of carrot, bananas... He now eats pretty much anything like a pro. If you are really nervous you could always take part in an infant CPR course to help put your mind at ease. That way you can feel more confident in the event that your son really does choke. It is good to have that knowledge anyway
Thank you for the suggestion. I'm currently CPR/first aid certified for infant, child, and adult.
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December 5th, 2009, 02:55 PM
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What a great link that is and I'm glad of the read!!

I introduced finger foods to Kirsty around 1-2months ago. I started with very soft, cooked fruits & veggies. To begin with I used the fruit/veg cut into sticks but quickly learned that Kirsty likes to shove the whole stick in her mouth So I moved onto cutting it into chunks.

She took around a week to master the pincer grip (thum & index finger) in order to be able to get the food from her hand into her mouth - before she'd pick it up inside a fist shaped hand and not be able to eat the food.

Today was my first time giving her cheerios but she choked on them, so I'm unsure about them yet. Try cooked fruits & veggies though. Or grated fruits or cheese.
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December 8th, 2009, 04:33 AM
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i introduced finger foods around 7 or 8 months
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