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BLW question re nursery

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jojosmaman Thu 09-Aug-07 22:24:29

Just a quick question re BLW and babies in nursery. I am a few weeks into BLW and things are going ok but ds still gags a lot and occasionally makes himself sick with this but I am ok with this and it doesnt bother him much, he just carries on chewing on whatever is making him gag! However, he is at nursery 3 days a week but i have not told them I have begun weaning yet, so my question is, should I ask them to give him toddler food or wait until I have established his feeding (ie he is not gagging as much?). Is it fair of me to say, try him with some toast but he might start gagging in case they think he is choking? I don't want them to be nervous about feeding him and at the same time I don't want to unnerve him if someone starts slapping his back thinking he is choking when he is gagging (which is probably what I would have done if I didnt know to expect it)!

Thanks!!

ruddynorah Fri 10-Aug-07 00:41:46

what are they doing at nursery at the moment? puree? is he 6 months?

i explained blw to our nursery as finger foods. they thought that meant she only has toast and carrott sticks. i said no she eats anything, but with hands. they said ok shall we just give her the toddler food then. and that was that. if it's something very very messy they make her sandwiches. having said all that though, she started nursery at about 7.5 months so was well established. she never gagged much after the first month.

TranquilaManana Fri 10-Aug-07 00:53:32

yeah, will depend on the staff nd how the respond to you talking about it... good luck anyway

jojosmaman Fri 10-Aug-07 09:56:29

Thanks for the replies- At the moment he is just having his milk at nursery as he is only just six months and so i have only really been tentatively treading my toes into weaning by giving him bits of food when we eat etc but I think that now he is six months I should make a bit more of a concerted effort to get some kind of routine going. I think I will speak to them next week and see how they react to it!
Thanks again!

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