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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    tried purées again this afternoon with the same pathetic results. I'm giving him a Frenched lamb cutlet tomorrow lol. he has great hand control and is very dexterous in bringing his rusk to his mouth etc so just going to dive in and see how we go. I'm finding purées exhausting and annoying.
    I felt the same about purées. And then started feeling that way about finger food after awhile. To be honest found the whole food journey until about 12 months quite exhausting! DD (14 months) now eats pretty what what I do. I'm now teaching her to use cutlery though and it started out pretty messy. Wow. And I thought finger food was messy 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by BB77 View Post
    How is speech related?
    Not sure if you got an answer but I have learnt lots on BH and to be honest wish I knew this because I think DS needed help.

    Anyway, a speech therapist/occupational therapist can be used when there are issues with a baby/child eating. Some kids have issues with food textures and some have issues with tongue etc etc.

    So pretty much getting them used to/working their mouth the correct way to eat properly!

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    Default When did you start solids?

    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    tried purées again this afternoon with the same pathetic results. I'm giving him a Frenched lamb cutlet tomorrow lol. he has great hand control and is very dexterous in bringing his rusk to his mouth etc so just going to dive in and see how we go. I'm finding purées exhausting and annoying.
    My DS loved lamb cutlets at 6months! A great tip is slice a couple of centre-meters off the cooked cutlet so he can really get into gumming/sucking out the meat juices , it keeps them occupied for ages! Then once they get two front teeth give them a corn cob! They go to town on it gnawing/nibbling off the kernels !

    The first one-two months of solids is all about leaning to bite and chew and getting used to different textures and tastes, not filling up on them as breast milk and formula have so much more calories and fat that any amount of solids you could give them so don't be surprised if it takes them a while to get used to it , just keep offering a huge variety of foods

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    I was wondering this with my 5 month old too and hoping someone can help.

    He's lost his tongue thrust reflex and literally takes food from my hands. I gave him a strawberry today and he ate it with such gusto, he actually cried when I took the squishy part left in the palm of his hand.

    The only issue I have is that he is not sitting unaided. He was in a hip brace which has just been removed for daytime only and he is even unable to bring his feet up to play with his toes. I know the brace has impacted on his physical development, but he seems ready for solids in every other aspect.

    What do you think I should do?
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    If it were me I would wait, his body is obviously not ready yet and there is no hurry, they need a clear passage for food from the mouth, down the oesophagus, so if they are flopped over or reclined it could cause be a choking hazard, I never did purées - which you could do - but I would wait, so much will change in the next 4 weeks and he might be fine then!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    If it were me I would wait, his body is obviously not ready yet and there is no hurry, they need a clear passage for food from the mouth, down the oesophagus, so if they are flopped over or reclined it could cause be a choking hazard, I never did purées - which you could do - but I would wait, so much will change in the next 4 weeks and he might be fine then!
    Thanks I'm happy to wait. Solids are such a pain. He was sitting in my lap as he ate it. We will be doing baby led weaning like I did with my others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    My DS loved lamb cutlets at 6months! A great tip is slice a couple of centre-meters off the cooked cutlet so he can really get into gumming/sucking out the meat juices , it keeps them occupied for ages! Then once they get two front teeth give them a corn cob! They go to town on it gnawing/nibbling off the kernels !

    The first one-two months of solids is all about leaning to bite and chew and getting used to different textures and tastes, not filling up on them as breast milk and formula have so much more calories and fat that any amount of solids you could give them so don't be surprised if it takes them a while to get used to it , just keep offering a huge variety of foods
    thanks for the tip!

    my main concern with BLW is the obvious choking risk. like what if he bites off more than he can handle and it gets stuck in his airway? he has 2 lower front teeth and a pretty hard bite so I have no doubt he would be able to chomp things like cucumber sticks.

    did your kids ever bite off more than they knew what to do with? when doing things like cuc sticks, how thick should they be? I'm guessing something thicker than the width of the airway would be good as then it can't get stuck??

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    Default When did you start solids?

    I'm in a rush so will answer quickly as I know Elijah's mum has answered the question on choking many times. It doesn't happen. Yes they might gag and put too much in their mouths but choking is extremely unlikely. And you never leave them while they're eating.

    My kids shovelled everything in and would just spit it out if it was too much. It was pretty disgusting but they never came close to choking.

    Eta I'm talking about 6-9 months age group when finger food is soft. Certainly not giving young kids biscuits or crackers (my kids didn't have sharp food until they had quite a few teeth).
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    Quote Originally Posted by turquoisecoast View Post
    thanks for the tip!

    my main concern with BLW is the obvious choking risk. like what if he bites off more than he can handle and it gets stuck in his airway? he has 2 lower front teeth and a pretty hard bite so I have no doubt he would be able to chomp things like cucumber sticks.

    did your kids ever bite off more than they knew what to do with? when doing things like cuc sticks, how thick should they be? I'm guessing something thicker than the width of the airway would be good as then it can't get stuck??
    It can happen - watch bub the whole time they are eating. They don't make any noise when choking so it's really important to watch them. I was told that meat has the highest choking risk. DD never choked on anything but often coughed up food. A couple of babies in my mothers group did actually choke (on a cracker and biscuit) so it made me quite cautious. It's worth watching a YouTube first aid video or something so you know what to do if it happens. With things like cherry tomatoes and grapes cut them lengthwise into halves or quarters as they are otherwise the size and shape of an airway.

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    Default When did you start solids?

    Their little bodies / brains honestly are amazing at working out what to eat ( when they are ready!) which with BLW it's important to leave their food whole or in big pieces so he can take appropriate size bites for his mouth, when DS gummed off some broccoli a bigger bit came off and straight away he just coughed and spat it out and took another bite - they cough /gag exactly like we would if something was to big to swallow , it sounds daunting but it's honestly not and it happened only once or twice as they work out how to do it very quickly - it's all practice but trust me their natural instincts kick in!

    Cucumber sticks should be thick so cut one in half and half again, they gnaw off the flesh inside but the stalk is still way too thick to come off- use them to dip into yogurt or homemade dips


 

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