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Infant Care (up to 18 months old) Message Board


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I would try some unflavored yogurt, maybe mix a bit of banana baby food with it. I think it is too early for finger foods such as Cheerios but I have a terrible fear of my baby choking. My 11 year old wasn't allowed to have finger foods until she was probably 18 months old b/c of my fear. LOL
My six month old only gets baby food two to three times a day right now. We have gone through all the yellow foods and are just starting on green foods. I have given her some yogurt mixed w/banana baby food and she liked it. Other than that, I can't think of any other snacks.
[QUOTE=karenb75]I would try some unflavored yogurt, maybe mix a bit of banana baby food with it. I think it is too early for finger foods such as Cheerios but I have a terrible fear of my baby choking. My 11 year old wasn't allowed to have finger foods until she was probably 18 months old b/c of my fear. LOL[/QUOTE]

Actually, by allowing your child to start out self feeding you will alleviate the risk of choking a lot sooner. Slurping liquid food off a spoon poses its own choking risks.

DD is 9 months old and has always self fed. When they can self feed they're old enough to eat solid foods. If they can't pick it up and put it in their mouth, they're not ready.
Thanks everyone for your help. I am going to look into yogurt and when she is a little older some friends told me about some special crackers/toast things they can have. I also plan to increase her to 3 solid meals a day, she is actually starting to take more solid foods the last couple of days. Thanks again!!
What I do, as my dd is almost 7 months old, when my doctor told me at my dd's 6 month check-up for a snack she said the "Graduates Finger Foods" (cherry, peach, and I think banana puffs) are a good first snack. They are puffs that dissolve in your mouth. I was a little nervous about it at first and tried it myself to see how long it takes for the puffs to dissolve and I felt it was quick. They are the size of cheerios, but when first giving the puffs to her, I cut them into 3 very small parts so they would be small enough for her. She liked them instantly, and after only a couple days I stopped cutting them into pieces and gave them to her whole. She tends to put everything into her mouth and this was no different, and I'll put one in front of her, and she grabs it and goes straight to her mouth to eat. I never leave her alone though when giving her her snack. I probably won't do that for a long time.

This is just my own experience, everyone is different. But, those puffs are wonderful.

Zuzu
[QUOTE=North_of_60]Actually, by allowing your child to start out self feeding you will alleviate the risk of choking a lot sooner. Slurping liquid food off a spoon poses its own choking risks.

DD is 9 months old and has always self fed. When they can self feed they're old enough to eat solid foods. If they can't pick it up and put it in their mouth, they're not ready.[/QUOTE]

My fear of choking is just that, a fear. I won't get on an airplane either. :)





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