When giving my 9 month old finger foods (cut up fruit, toast, veges) should they be in small sizes so that if she does accidently swallow one they would slip down easily or in big pieces so that she can't accidently swallow them?
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07-11-2013 16:29 #1Member
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Finger food size?
07-11-2013 16:31 #2
I give big pieces (except grapes, i cut them in half)
07-11-2013 16:35 #3
I do pieces DS can hold easily. In saying that he also has cherry tomatoes cut in half and sultanas/blueberries whole no problems. He's never choked and only gagged 2-3 times since he started at about 6 months.
07-11-2013 20:19 #4
If your child is not used to finger foods i would go big until she gets she had to bite, chew, swallow - like corn on the cob is great at that age as they can gnaw, nibble of tiny pieces and it keeps them occupied for ages! Same with whole apples ( keep the skin on) my DS had 4 teeth at 9 months so would nibble off tiny little bits the right size for his mouth whereas if you cut the apple into bits then it can break off into sizes they may be able to handle yet - toast cut into fingers ( or into 3 strips) whole rice cakes or cruskits are great as the rice melts in their mouth, whole little lamb chops - they hold the bone and suck the juices out of the meat!
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