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Non stressful finger food suggestions.

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Nancy54 Mon 20-May-13 19:26:20

I know I am being pfb (well, babies - twins) but I am finding finger foods quite stressful re choking. I know they're just gagging etc but it freaks me out! I'm fine with the rice cakes but find toast a bit stressful.

Any suggestions of things that 'go down' easily?

noblegiraffe Mon 20-May-13 19:32:41

Banana, soft vegetables (e.g. broccoli).

matilda101 Mon 20-May-13 19:33:26

Here are a few you could try:
Sticks of roasted veg (sweet potato, carrots, potato etc)
Crumpets
Cream cheese sandwiches (they're pretty soft and mushy!)
Other 'soft' sandwiches i.e tuna mayo, humous)
Breadsticks
Fruit- banana, strawberries, blueberries, melon etc)
Home made fish cakes/fish fingers
Pasta twirls with a veg sauce (a bit slippery but go down quite well!)
Other sreamed veg i.e broccoli, carrots, cauliflower

I'm sure more people will come along with some more inspiration but they are a few I could think of!

dizzy77 Mon 20-May-13 19:51:33

Matilda has posted a pretty comprehensive list! I found I relaxed a lot when I did an infant first aid class, so at least I knew I knew what to do if pfb did start to choke. I'm sure you've already looked at this with twins (well done) but if not, our local children's centres offer short (2-3 hours) courses covering the basics for a small fee, about £5 I think. I also took DH and my mum as she looks after DS too.

Nancy54 Mon 20-May-13 20:14:23

Thanks everyone,! I try your suggestions and try to relax a bit!

Dizzy, how do I find out about first aid courses?

dizzy77 Mon 20-May-13 20:27:23

I'd ask at your local Sure Start children's centre in the first instance, and /or your HV. Also try google with your area, there are charities that are often dedicated to infant first aid - I have a crib sheet on my fridge from the Royal Life Saving Society UK's "save a baby's life" campaign. St. John's, the Red Cross etc will do more comprehensive ones but they tend to be longer so more ££.

Nancy54 Thu 23-May-13 10:23:43

Thanks dizzy.

Have tried some of the suggestions and no one has choked! (Yet) lol

Zara1984 Fri 24-May-13 11:39:03

Matilda thank you for those great suggestions!

I am doing a mixture of purees and finger foods for DS who is nearly 7 months. Even though I've done infant first aid, I still get a bit stressy!

He loves pita bread with eg hummus and grated carrot and cucumber. He grips food quite hard so he squashes regular bread, so pita breads are good.

And... As my a&e nurse friend reminded me the other day.... If they start choking, put them over your forearm and 5 sharp blows between the shoulder blades. If that doesn't get it out start chest compressions. Chest compressions are more important than breaths.

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