Choking Paranoia

Stacie - posted on 01/27/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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I just have a question. I shouldn't be paranoid this is my third child. But Brittany is 9 months and I have been giving her some of the Gerber graduates like the puffs and I still break them up because I am afraid she is going to choke. You know the yogurt melts that are about the size of a dime. Yes I know they melt I break them up too. Am I just being to paranoid? She doesn't like the Stage three foods. She gags on them. At first I thought she was choking but it turned out to be she just didn't like them. She loves table food.

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Stacie - posted on 01/30/2009

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I am glad I am not alone Katie! I have to laugh at myself because I have two boys. I should be ok with this. I guess with her being my only girl I worry so much more. Although in the last day or two I have started getting better.

Katie - posted on 01/30/2009

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I'm glad I read this cuz I have exactly the same fears. I break up my daughters puffs and yogurt bites too. My husband doesn't and it drives me nuts. I'm sure she'll be fine but that is my biggest fear. I even take the outer peeling of peas off and let her pick them up and eat them that way...paranoid I know!!!

Stacie - posted on 01/28/2009

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I never heard of the Yo Baby Yogurt. I will have to check and see if they have it at the store. I have tried the kids go gurts with her and she loves it. I think in a way I am being paranoid. I will try the puffs again and see what happens. Oh yeah and Brittany loves those Gerber cheetoh looking things too. I bought the cheese ones and she loves them. Next time i go to the store I am getting her the vegetable ones and see how she likes them.

Billie - posted on 01/28/2009

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Emma just turned 9 months today & she will eat a little of the stage 3 baby food but its to much for her, she csn not eat the whole jar & some of it is to chunky & she also gags. She really like the Yo Baby Yogurt, its organic & make for babies, she loooooves it. I have also tried the Gerber Sausages but i cut off the skin & mashed them with a fork really good so they looked like baby food, she didnt really care for them so I never tried them again. She loves the puffs & yogurt bite & has never choked on them. Give her what you fell comfortable with & you will be fine

Kelle - posted on 01/28/2009

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We don't do a lot of table food either but I do try to add in a little bit every week.  One new food I guess.  Katie loves anything stage 2 so I change it up every week.  She likes the puffs and the cheese puff cheeto looking things.  They are all gerber graduates.  Once she started crawling everywhere she started to want to feed herself.  Before that she wouldn't take a puff at all.  She loves white rice that we get when we order chinese food.  No nutritional value but it taught her she could put things in her mouth.  Don't rush it if you are unsure.  She will do it on her own time.  I just tried different things until I found something she liked.  Now she is willing to try foods if I leave it on her highchair and she thinks she is doing something sneaky!  =)  I also include her in dinner time or anytime we eat at the table.  She sees what I have and wants it.

Stacie - posted on 01/27/2009

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I too still use the stage 2. She really only likes the turkey barley vegetable and sweet potatoes. I don't mind being on stage 2 for a while yet. I am glad mine isn't the only one that doesn't like stage 3. I wouldn't give her the sausage. There is only a couple things I give her. She doesn't get alot of table foods. I just feel very over protective. I guess maybe it's just because she is my only girl.

Kelle - posted on 01/27/2009

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You are not paranoid!  My 9 month old hates stage 3's so we are just staying with stage 2's and adding in table food.  I know a lady who gave her daughter the graduates vienna sausage things and the baby choked on them, actually getting it lodged in her throat.  I don't tell you this to scare you but confirm the reality that it does happen and we have to be careful.  The baby was a year old and she was without oxygen for too long and became brain dead.  Feeding my baby table food is nothing I am in a hurry for!

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I have been giving my daughter Saltine crackers with unsalted tops. She LOVES to feed herself, and the crackers fall apart too easily for her to choke on them. I don't bother with any of the packaged baby/toddler snacks, and don't even buy jars of food anymore, even when we're traveling. She is 9 months old and has decided that if it comes on a spoon, it's no good! :) Instead, I buy frozen veggies, cook enough for a few days and cut them into small pieces for her to feed herself. Carrots, green beans and broccoli work really well.

Kim - posted on 01/27/2009

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My son doesnt like the stage 3 foods either.  Every time I give him the Gerber puffs he chokes on them.  I tried breaking them up but for some reason he still chokes.  I started giving him regular cheerios (since they can't have the ones with honey) and he hasn't choked at all. He loves them.  I'm very nervous about choking too and try and cut up his food as small as I can.  It is a scary thought to have your child choke.

Stacie - posted on 01/27/2009

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Stage three foods are made by Gerber. It's a baby food that has little chunks of food while pureed. I hope I am explaining that right. www.gerber.com and you will be able to see it maybe in better explanation. Table foods are just something you and I would eat but I would give it to her in smaller pieces or mashed up.

Ereni - posted on 01/27/2009

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sorry but can l ask u a question? what is stage three foods and what is table food? You might find this strange but l haven't heard of these terms before. I live in Athens Greece.

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