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    Default Are peas a choking hazard for babies?

    Hello

    My baby is 8 months old. We've been doing purees, which have been going pretty well so far. I'm trying to move on to more textured food and finger foods, but I'm a bit worried about choking.

    DP has suggested we try cooked and non-mushed peas. I'm worried they might be a choking hazard, and Google says different things. What has your experience been with small foods such as peas and bits of corn etc and babies? Are they a choking hazard?

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    ETA: Oh - and any other suggestions for good things for us to try as we transition to more textured things and finger foods very welcome

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    DS was pretty gaggy as a baby and did choke on a steamed green bean once. He loved to self feed though and peas have always been great. I do get baby peas though as the normal ones sometimes have harder ones in there. Corn came a bit later as it doesn't mush as easily.

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    Dd has been having peas and corn since she was about 7 months probably. No problems with choking at all.

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    Default Are peas a choking hazard for babies?

    If your baby is used to picking up food and chewing then no problems but if she's used to just purées then start with other finger foods first so she gets used to picking up food and feeding herself - steamed broccoli
    ( keep the stalks long do she can hold them) is a great food to try as she can bite/gum and nibble off the tops - once they get used to the biting and chewing of food ( unlike purées where they just swallow) they can handle most soft foods - just don't feed her - let her pick and a bite appropriate size pieces for her mouth

    DS was eating whole cooked peas , blueberries, olives (halved) and cherry tomatoes (halved) by 8 months - from 7 months I just gave him all the above but just squashed them first until he had the hang of it

    Corn is best given on the cob - they spends hours just gumming of the little pieces!

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    Thanks so much everyone. @Elijahs Mum, broccoli is a great idea. I'll give that a try first i think. I'm excited to give corn on the cob a go too!

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