Itsa - posted on 08/12/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )
I have a 1 yr old son (just turned 1 last weekend) and he still chokes on anything remotely lumpy, which is fine as I just serve him pureed baby food or I puree the chunkier ones up for him. He was born in Norway and every check-up was fine. We jusst had our first health visit in the UK, she came to our home. And she said I need to feed him more, like finger foods. Now I'm not a scientist or physicist but I know a thing or two about chewing, swallowing and choking! He doesn't even gum his food when I give him something of a slightly thicker or chunkier texture although I offer it to him often so he can try...
His eating schedule is sort of like this:
7:00 amWakes and gets bottle... Drinks as much as he wants from 9 oz bottle
I try feed him cereal and or fruit after but he still gags on it... to early for him. He gets more milk till he's had enough then nap time (around 10)
Wakes around 11-11:30 and has runny cereal and fruit (approx 3-4 slightly heaping tbsp's cereal and 1/2 pot of blended fruit) with water to drink.
Snack is rest of his fruit if he'll have it... if not it's for next day (i offer it to him later but I guess he doesn't really like sweet things...)
He has a small lunch of pureed veg (like carrots and potatoes or cauli+cheese, approx 1/2-3/4 of small stage 1 jar) then down for nap #2 around 1:30-2 pm
2:30 ish wakes and has formula (as mush as he wants from 9 oz bottle).
I try offer him more fruit or veg around 3:30ish, sometimes takes it sometimes doesn't, wants more formula.
Dinner around 5 pm, about 1/2 tall jar of stage 3, pureed. Almost eats all of it, and has water.
Bottle before bed (goes down around 8:30-9 pm (daddy gets home from work late and he won't go down before that!!!)
Also, he loves his water... has his 8 ounces a day plus I think 2.5 oz more... he cries when his water is done and cries when he can see the cup but can't reach it. Tried giving him juice but he didn't like it, just water!
What I would like to know is, are there any other moms out there who's babies still have to have their food pureed quite finely and if so, what are you feeding your little love-kins?