Hi my baby boy is 7 and a half months old and all my friends are saying to give him finger foods but i am so scared of him choking i just cant bring myself to do it i tried him on lumpy food and he gagged so i put him back on smooth can any1 give me any ideas how i can overcome this god awful fear :)
Emily - posted on 08/25/2012
my advice... stop listening to your friends! Every child is different. Some are ready for solids early and some are not. Just like how some kids walk at 10 months old, and some don't walk until after 1 yr old. There is nothing wrong with either one. If your child is gagging on some solids, then hold off and try again in a month. There is nothing wrong with him eating smooth baby food. I promise you, he will eat textured food some day, when he's ready. As long as his weight is fine and his doctor doesn't think there are any problems, then you're fine. There are a lot of moms out there that like to force their opinions on other moms. Don't let it get to you. You are doing a great job!
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