Callie - posted on 05/03/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
my 8 month old son has a really hard time eating anything other than the stage 1 & 2 foods. i've tried the stage 3 mixed veggies with the little potato chunks and he gags really bad. i've tried mashing home cooked sweet potatoes (i even added a lot of water), and zucchini (without the seeds), and again he gagged really bad.. but does fine with the jarred sweet potatoes in the stage 1 foods. he can pick small objects up with his thumb and index finger, so i've tried a couple soaked in water cheerios on him and he gags on those too. does this mean he's not ready for thicker, chunkier foods? all those experiences has me terrified of him choking, so i'm afraid to keep trying if it's just a matter of him adjusting to it. thank you for your opinions/advice!