Elfrieda - posted on 12/26/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
My son is 12 months old, and I always break everything into little pieces for him to eat. After a terrifying near-choking incident at 8 months (he got into a basket of tomatoes and almost suffocated on a piece of tomato skin), I've been a bit paranoid.
When should he be able to learn not to just stuff a bigger piece of food into his mouth all at once? Have I missed the boat? He's got 8 teeth, but no molars for chewing. I'd like to just give him a big piece of fruit or bread and let him at it, but I'm scared!