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Old 09-28-2008, 05:14 PM   #1
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Can I give teething biscuits before starting rice/other cereal?

Just curious. I'm not going to start cereal until 6-8 months, fruits and vegis after that obviously, and my little one is 5 months old right now. She loves to knaw (sp?) on stuff and is constantly watching me eat trying to take in what I have, so I thought about teething biscuits. Can I give those now, or should it be after I start cereal?

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Old 09-29-2008, 07:12 AM   #2
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I'm wondering this too. DS is grabbing at food and chewing on everything but and I keep thinking, "if he's 6 months, can a frozen bagel be his first food?"
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Re: Can I give teething biscuits before starting rice/other cereal?

My understanding is that they can't have teething biscuits 'til they get to the chunky food stage. When they teethe on them, chunks will fall off (of course) and if they don't know how to swallow even smooth foods yet, the biscuit chunks will be a much more serious choking hazard.

At least, that's my understanding of it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 07:52 PM   #4
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Re: Can I give teething biscuits before starting rice/other cereal?

My ped told us to start with pureed foods and then move to chunky, then teething biscuits. However, DS gags on all pureed food but does GREAT with teething biscuits! I have myself wondering if it's okay to let him eat ONLY teething biscuits LOL. He does really well with chunks of food too, or if I hand him a whole peeled peach he well just knaw on it until its gone. So, I'd say try, but watch closely to see how LO does.
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Re: Can I give teething biscuits before starting rice/other cereal?

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My understanding is that they can't have teething biscuits 'til they get to the chunky food stage. When they teethe on them, chunks will fall off (of course) and if they don't know how to swallow even smooth foods yet, the biscuit chunks will be a much more serious choking hazard.

At least, that's my understanding of it.
Yeah, that--I'd start with super runny cereal and work your way up to the biscuits. If they're showing an interest in food, start with super mushy foods like banana or avacado, or cereals.
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:06 PM   #6
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Re: Can I give teething biscuits before starting rice/other cereal?

what you're supposed to do i don't know, but my oldest boy was the same way, so into watching me eat and gnawing, but i wasn't quite ready to give him baby food, so i did give him a teething biscut. i watched him super closely at first, and he did great. But it was always VERY MESSY!!!!
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Re: Can I give teething biscuits before starting rice/other cereal?

I did teething biscuits first. She was fine, but very messy
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