I'm about to admit here that I have a problem, a fear and I'm super anxious.
When I was a very young child I choked on a chicken bone, my mum still remembers the event, I vaguely do.
I think somewhere in my subconscious it still haunts me, as one of my fears is choking/drowning/not being able to breath.
With ds1 I was very cautious what I have him and it took awhile for me to be fully confident giving him a variety of finger foods.
With ds2 who is now 10m I started early giving him steamed veggies, toast, fruit, bread crust, rusks etc but after a couple of scares (gagging, but it left me in tears and really shaky and beside myself afterwards) I have cut back a lot on finger foods when I know this is the time to be offering them more often.
Can you please suggest some meals, foods that are easily chewed and swallowed and what size to serve them?
Thanks so much.
I do understand that chewing is very important for speech that is why I want to be more confident. In saying that, ds1 spoke amazingly well right from the beginning.