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Finger foods and teeth!!

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loolop Wed 15-Aug-07 13:07:19

I have just started to give my 6mo DD finger foods such as cucumber,apple,pear,toast etc however as she has 3 top teeth and 2 bottom teeth as soon as I give her something she bites bits off and as she hasn't learnt to chew I am terrified the bits will get stuck in her throat so I end up taking it off her (which she doesn't appreciate!) What did everyone else do about this?!

MrsBadger Wed 15-Aug-07 13:26:26

what happens if you don't take it off her?
does she choke?
be on hand to rescue her if she does, but I bet she won't
NB may be better to try with softish things like pear and toast than with crunchy apple
and don't confuse gagging - which is how babies move food from the back to the front of their mouths - with actual going-blue can't-breathe choking. Aitch has a good page on the difference here

Habbibu Wed 15-Aug-07 14:16:17

For your own sanity I'd start with softer stuff - steamed carrot, ripe (or even steamed) pear. Toast probably ok. But for the rest - yes, read Aitch's blog. And prepare to be surprised at just how quickly your little one catches on...

loolop Wed 15-Aug-07 18:50:42

Thank you! MrsB - you're right she does just gag and spit out any big bits and will have a good go at swallowing some! I'm a bit of a novice at all this and thought that if I gave soft things she would be able to bite through them even easier? Right am off to read Aitch's blog!

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