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Just put a post in about freezing mashed food as I am moving up a notch. TO the "7 month" faze.
Later today.....Offer DD vege and steak mashed mix from hienz (not that this is heinzes fault) and she gagged spewed, coughed spewed some more and this was not even a full spoon. Scared the crap out of me! I had her out of the chair and over my knee finger in mouth thinking she was choking, then sat her back up and she spewed some more.
Think I might go back to the vegie mush for another year. :) at least another month. ??
Has this happened to any one else... and if so what you do?
Could be the gag reflex I mentioned in your other thread. Babies are very clever at instinctively doing what's right. Just follow the lead and you'll both be fine! :)
If she's been having purreed veg ok then it may just be the change in texture and/or taste. Babies tend to spit a lot when the stuff on the spoon isn't what they were expecting.
Try introducing just one new thing at a time. Either slightly lumpier veg, or a new taste (meat or new veg).
The best thing I EVER did was take a baby and child specific first aid course. It taught me what to do in case of choking as well as CPR and other issues like bites, stings, burns. I don't know that I could save dd choking on a piece of food, but I know I have a much better chance of it so wasn't scared if she started coughing a bit. I highly highly recommendd every parent, gran, carer invest in a good practical course and stay updated.
Im not sure if that is suppose to happen, but my son is almost 1 year old (oh where has the year gone??) and he still wont eat mashed foods. It has to be pured and almost liquidy.
I have tried him with the heinz mashed variety, he will eat the smooth parts and spit out the peas and carrots, or noodles, so that we are left with a noodly bib at the end of feeding time. He loves bananas roughly mashed, toast, biscuits, but mashed food, NO WAY!! I get so worried when he gags and normally if I persits, he will just throw the whole lot up.
I am not sure what the answer is. Someome told me not to try mashed foods until he was at least one, but when i tried again last week, same thing. I am worried if I dont get him to eat the mashed food now, he will grow up hating mashed food and I will be liquidising food until he leaves home!!
I am just too scared to push him
x x :confused:
I feel exactly the same way. Too scared to push. I think the CPR training is a great idea and will investigate more, it will give me more confidence. Also I had introduced a mix of things. So I will go back to scracth maybe have pureed mush and some mashed potatoe on the side. See what happens. That way if she gags, I dont have to go running around making a new meal to suit.
This is harder than breastfeeding! Dont quote me on that though. BReastfeeding for me was pretty easy.
I guess as long as they are getting fed it shouldnt be too much of a worry.
Aiden weighs 12kilos, so he isnt missing out on anything and my arms get a good work out everytime I have to lift him, which is propably several hundred times a day!
The course sounds a good idea. I am going to check if they have these in Perth area.
I am finding it hard to get my bub to eat anything, mashed or pureed!
I had a CPR course at my house recently (a trained nurse who works in the ICU at a childrens hospital does it in your home). It was definately worth it. I realised I had no idea when it came to choking what you had to do with a baby! It was definately worth the money. I do not think you have to do the full on first aid course (cost can be a little high) and you don't need the certificate but the one I did was based on babies and children and basic but informative.
IThe course sounds a good idea. I am going to check if they have these in Perth area.
I did my course in Perth with Steven Lewsen who is a former ambulance attendant. It was 2 sessions of 3 hours each. Details are on his page: http://www.safeaus.com.au/TheNeedForTraining.html. I found his manner a bit annoying (very repetitive and "lecturing") but when I came out of it I definitely understood why you take certain actions as well as the actions, and that has helped me remember them (been nearly 2 years though, i need a refresher!)
I think, but am not sure, that St Johns in Perth also runs kids-specific courses.
When I started introducing more texture what I did was process the veg in two stages. I'd whir up most of the veg or meat but keep some back to add later. When the first part is mushed but not purree, then add the reserved part and then whirl it just a bit. That way she mainly got purree (stuff added from the start) but some had been blended a bit less time and was just a bit lumpier than she was used to. Also I would not add quite as much of the cooking water so that it was a little thicker. Hope this helps.
My DD1 used to gag on everything, still does, not as often though.
DD2 only gags on the heinz lamb and vegetables but loves everything else.
I always cooked my sons food for him but bought some tins just in case. Everytime I try and feed him tin food he does the same. Gags and makes himself sick. He will eat tinned fruit but nothing else. I gave up and kept mashing my own vegies - cheaper and easier than going to the shops for tins of food.
My son used to do the same thing he was very anty texture. He was throwing up and choking on certain Heinz foods. I looked at the ingredients and the common factor was yellow split peas and peas. Anything with peas in it makes him gag and vomit. So I'm assuming it's an allergie, maybe your bub could be suffering the same problem?
I just aviod anything with the split peas or peas and it's all fine. His skin also goes red wherever the food touches with peas too
why does she eat mashed food at day care and finger food and arnotts biscuits and and and and wont take it at home :mad:
They keep offering her food...with my ok of course, but when I do it at home she gags and carries on. Silly stupid introducting solids.
The button they should have on thier back when they are born should change from
let out wind button
take solid foods button :p
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