hi my daughter is 13 months old and she has nine teeth.all the food im giving her is mashed cause im so nervous of giving her finger foods . i have tried fingers of toast and baby buiscuits but she doesnt really chew just swallows and then makes that choking sound and i give up. im a first time mother so all advice and ideas would be welcomed . thanks
Faye - posted on 01/30/2013
She has to learn how to bite and chew at some point. She has to learn how to use her gag reflex. Yes, certain foods can be/need to be mashed BUT others are tough to mash. Start with small chicken fingers, potato string/fries which are baked. Another idea would be to not mash the food up but pull it apart/tear it apart (think pulled pork sandwich) with two forks. This would make it small enough for her to eat yet not gag on it.
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