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Old 09-29-2011, 02:13 PM   #1
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how do you do it? We've only done puree and when I try to mix in some that's just squished with a fork my baby gags, so I figure it's just not time. Do I just keep offering like this every week or so?

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I would try giving chunks of soft food. Like dry cheerios one at a time or banana pieces - not mashed up. It will help your baby get used to chewing.
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I would try giving chunks of soft food. Like dry cheerios one at a time or banana pieces - not mashed up. It will help your baby get used to chewing.
Ditto this. You could also try thickening the purees so that it takes on a more solid form. I think the chunks in the purees confuse them cuz they kinda "drink" the puree and you can't drink chunks! I'd try what the PP said.
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also, the gag reflex is gonna happen a little no matter what. So, do what the PP's suggested, but remember that gagging is not choking. They do need to learn to cough up, etc.
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also, the gag reflex is gonna happen a little no matter what. So, do what the PP's suggested, but remember that gagging is not choking. They do need to learn to cough up, etc.
You didn't list your baby's age, but if LO is sitting up and has been eating puree for at least two weeks, then I would ask is LO Gagging or Choking. There's a big safety difference. Gagging, spitting food out, etc is ok. Not breathing... not ok. If LO is just gagging on food, I'd keep going with soft chunks and small pieces (cheerios). If LO is CHOKING (like you're having to stick your finger down the throat and pull out food) then I'd wait and retry once a week.

I don't know your baby's age or how you feel about dairy, but mine liked cottage cheese (pasteurized milk only) in the early stages of solids (I don't start until after 6 mo)
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