How can I help my grandson with his feeding?

Mary Ann - posted on 01/10/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I love my grandson dearly, but I may have damaged my relationship with my son and daughter-in-law. My ten month old grandson is breastfed, which I fully support. I have a problem with the food his mother chooses to feed him. She has given him bell peppers, celery, carrots (raw, whole), cucumbers, and apples with the peeling on. All of these foods pose a choking hazard. I was reluctant to say anything, because she let my other daughter-in-law know that she "did not need any unsolicited advice. I have my Master's." When I said that when I worked in a day care, we always peeled the apples, she said, "They have regulations. I don't." When I said something about the choking hazard with the peeling, she said, "He coughs it out." And he did, at Christmas Dinner, across the table right at my nephew!! I verbalized my concerns to my son recently, and told him that my grandson cannot have those foods at my house any more. I haven't heard any thing from them since. I am a nurse, in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. I hear stories from other nurses about kids who have come in after choking on different foods. I don't want my kids to go through some thing like that. Am I wrong?


Dove - posted on 01/10/2013




You aren't wrong for not wanting him to choke, but unfortunately you can not dictate how they feed him and if they aren't going to stop... that would be why they may not bring him over anymore.

I'm sorry. I hope they don't have to learn the hard way that your heart was in the right place on your advice.

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