Assuming there is nothing wrong with giving a 6mo finger foods, has anyone got any suggestions of what they can have? I have plenty of ideas but a huge fear of choking. Ds has no teeth but loves his food. I have been giving him rusks because they seem to feel nice on his teething gums and (hopefully) dissolve in his mouth before he has a chance to choke. I don't particularly like giving them to him because of the sugar content. Can he have things like cooked carrot sticks? Cooked pasts shapes? Any fruit? Breadsticks? I'd love any more suggestions...
Yep, banana, ripe peeled slices of mango, pear, melon, steamed carrot sticks, or soft broccoli, roasted veg sticks like butternut squash, carrot, parsnip, potato, sweet potato, bits of toast (untoasted bread can be a bit claggy) pasta shapes, sticks of creamy cheese, breadsticks might be a bit hard just yet but no harm in trying them.
See www.babyledweaning.com for tons of ideas. They tend to gag at the beginning, so it's as well to know the difference between gagging and choking, and it's always wise to know what to do if a child should choke. That said, they tend to cope with it much better than you'd think - dd was weaned straight on to self feeding, and has only ever "choked" when drinking water too fast!
Ask your HV or GP to teach you what to do in case of choking - should make you feel a lot more comfortable. And read what is said about gagging on the site I posted above - it's important to know the difference.