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Finger food safety?

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WeGotThere Sun 21-Oct-12 20:12:22


My daughter is 7.5 months and we have been really enjoying weaning for last 6 weeks. She feeds herself anything she can pick up and put in herself and allows me to spoonfeed yoghurts, porridge etc..

She has 2 teeth and manages to bite chunks of chicken, yorkshire pudding, eggy bread etc... But for those foods which don't dissolve easily it takes ages to swallow with the suck/chew action. She ends up storing quite a bit in the roof of her mouth. Even with lots of water it doesn't wash away.

Do you hook this out (if you can get a finger in and out without losing a chunk of it!!!) or leave them to sort it out?

Thanks x

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 21-Oct-12 22:22:44

If she's struggling, I'd just fish it out.

WeGotThere Mon 22-Oct-12 16:08:45

Thanks JJJ

Seems like a really stupid question - but I was just thinking if I keep fishing it out will she never realise how to use her gums to break it down more rather than sucking harder.

I always check before I take her out of her high chair obviously as I don't want her rolling around with bits of food in her mouth but was just wondering what you all do while they are eating.

Like I said - thanks, sometimes just need someone confirm the obvious!! thanks

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