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to only give purees to 8mo DS

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ElectrifiedTrack Wed 14-Nov-12 15:34:33

DS was weaned at 5mo and started on finger foods at 7. Had a lot of gags (every other day), the odd cough and splutter. Then last week he was tucking into some veg strips and started to choke. Badly. He was silent, growing purple, eyes bulging for a good 30 secs-1 min while I did very strong back blows (TG for reading up on this), then finally brought it up. It scared the living shit out of me.

Since then I have only given him lumpy purees and the odd baby biscuit/those dissolvable puffs etc. I really really can't go back to finger foods. Not at the moment. I feel I know my child and he just isn't ready. Is this going to harm him? I really honestly just cannot steel my nerves and get back on the finger foods yet.

ihavenofuckingclue Thu 15-Nov-12 07:49:43

Op, just take it slowly. It can take a while for them to learn.

I am sure your child will not turn out to having any eating issues, as you seem to want to tackle it. My sil didn't. She was so scared it became a real anxiety issue.

crazyhatlady Thu 15-Nov-12 07:59:23

Pureed food causes speech delay!! That's funny coz my ds was talking in sentences before he was able to eat 'proper' food. Really wish people wouldn't post on topics they have no experience/knowledge of.

Lesbeadiva Thu 15-Nov-12 08:08:58

Crazyhatlady, it's not purée food that causes speech delay, it's the lack of chewing that does. Google it. Children can't eat "real" food until they have teeth obviously but it is the chewing action that helps speech. My dd was too talking in sentences before she had all her teeth, so wasn't quite tucking into a steak. We are talking the presence of lumps in food that need broken down, not the ability to chew down a raw carrotsmile

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 08:18:49

My ds was too crazy

I can't really remember a time when he didn't talk, it was so early. Very wearing at times wink

valiumredhead Thu 15-Nov-12 08:19:46

Children have hard gums to chew, it's not the teeth they need to eat proper food (according to dentist I used to work for)

crazyhatlady Thu 15-Nov-12 08:26:20

Well if it says so on Google diva it must be true! Like I say my ds was talking months before he could chew without vomiting. Lots of his peers who were eating adult food at a young age had speech delay so there goes that theory.

Mrsjay Thu 15-Nov-12 09:26:55

puree causes speech delay really REALLY shock no I think some people need to stop googiling information cos it isn't always right,
DD started saying words at 10 months all her little friends who were fed puree spoke fine speech delay is caused by all sorts of things but define speech delay

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