puff snacks

Liz - posted on 03/08/2010 ( 32 moms have responded )

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i tried giving Nate those banana puff stars? he gagged and it looked like he almost choked, i know they melt, but im nervous to try again. he always "chews" on his tounge or toys, so i thought he would be ready for them....he's not into them at all, he wont even pick one up to put in his mouth- which shocked me, bc literally he puts anything he can get his little hands on in his mouth! is this a reaction anyone else had at first?

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Rebecca - posted on 03/15/2010

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Just wondering if these little stars are the "stages" in the yellow tube? If so look closely on the right hand bottom corner...they are for 1yr and older. Try cheerios instead or the mum mum rusk crackers.

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Amber - posted on 03/19/2010

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I have tried so many different flavors of dry cereal and yogurt puffs and my son always gags. Not b/c he is choking but I just can't get him to like them. The texture maybe? He'll play with them but doesn't make a pretty face when one ends up in his mouth.

Kierre - posted on 03/16/2010

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my pediatrician recommended only letting our son eat finger foods if he picks it up and puts it in his mouth, that way I know he is ready for them. Otherwise stick with feeding him mashed up foods off a spoon and if he turns away or gags on a bite then he is probably done eating.

Kristi - posted on 03/16/2010

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My son is 8 months old and I've given them to him, he won't pick them up I have to feed him, but I just take the corners off and put them in his mouth. He doesn't have any teeth yet, but he hasn't gagged on them if I break them into small pieces. So you can try that.

Michelle - posted on 03/15/2010

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i have the same problem!! if he gags on it he ends up thorwing up!! he must have a sensitive gag reflex....i am discouraged about trying them again too!!

Christi - posted on 03/14/2010

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I had some what of the same reaction with my son... 8 months now.. started a lil over a month ago on them... i had to feed them to him at first... he really liked them... he did gag a lil but they do melt which is great... so choking wld be hard.... i think anyways... but just keep working at it... if he likes them when give them to him he is bound to pick them up when he sees them!

Carly - posted on 03/14/2010

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oh by the way, i also started out by breaking them into thirds...seemed to help a lot

Carly - posted on 03/14/2010

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my daughters LOVES them things..i gave her some starting at probably about 7 months....never really had a problem with gagging, but every baby is different

Amber - posted on 03/13/2010

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my little guy is 8 months now and i tried giving them to him recently too,.. he kind of gagged. the next time i gave them to him i held them in his mouth for a few min. with only half the puff in his mouth and let him chew the half with his two front teeth then he ate that and then i gave him the other half,.. but after a week of mastering them he now grabs them and can do whole ones!

Alicia - posted on 03/13/2010

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my son gagged too, so I tried cheerios and he did fine on those for a week or so and now I give him the puffs and cheerios together he loves picking which to eat.

Christy - posted on 03/13/2010

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I had the problem with the little star ones also with my son....he wouldnt pick them up bc it was to hard for him to figure out and bc they were so smal he also gagged on the first few...we went to the gerber cookies instead...they are bigger and easier for them to hold onto...and instead they kind of naw on them when they eat them, so you dont have to worry about the gagging

Jessica - posted on 03/13/2010

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Try placing them on his tongue on the side of his mouth so that he has to move it around to swallow it, that will give it more time to dissolve, once he gets used to it he should be able to feed them to himself. :)

Diane - posted on 03/13/2010

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Hmm- my daughter is 8 months old and we haven't tried them yet. I have thought about buying them (the puffs) several times but keep thinking I should wait until she is crawling (as the package says). Maybe next time I go shopping I will at least buy some!

Lindsay - posted on 03/13/2010

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My daughter gagged at first too but that was due to the strange texture. She quickly got used to them. At first I would just break them into pieces and give her small bits... within a few weeks she can eat a full one with no problem and actually loves them!!

Lindsay - posted on 03/13/2010

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My daughter did that at first too. She was about 6 months when we first gave them to her. It's normal for them to gag a bit when they first try it you just have to keep an eye on them. It's a new sensation and they have to figure out how to eat them. She does great with them now! : ) She shovels them in her mouth!

April - posted on 03/11/2010

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It took my little girl who is eight months a few times to get the hang of it, remember it's the first time they are eating things like that. Once she figured it out she does great with them. Keep an eye on him - also the yogurt melts are a good place to start, they melt super fast. Don't give up :)

Amber - posted on 03/11/2010

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My daughter will be 8 months on the 21st and she has very similar reactions to the graduate puffs. Being a first time mom, of course I freaked out as she seemed to be choking but then I came to realize that she was just gagging because she didn't know what to do with them. I've tried them several times since and she seems to be slowly catching on. Sometimes she'll open her mouth and I can tell she actually wants to have a few, other times she doesn't seem to want much to do with them. My friend has a little girl that is exactly 6 weeks older than my daughter and she's eating all kinds of things, from ravioli to ritz crackers. BUT this is her 3rd child..Avrie is my first, so I think I'm a little more hesitant to try things. I think that has a lot to do with it, whether this is your first child or not. I know as a first time mother, I worry about EVERYTHING and always think I'm not doing things right..especially when I see a child not even two months older than her eating things I'd never even think of giving my daughter. I think it's really all just trial and error with babies, they are all so different, you can't really compare your child to the next child. I think as long as you keep trying things and understand that sometimes it takes try after try before a baby takes to things, you will be fine!

Stephanie - posted on 03/10/2010

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my daughter didnt really car fr them at first but i started to smash them and sprinkle them in her baby food and gradually i made the chunks bigger and now she just eats the whole

Heather - posted on 03/10/2010

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OMG My son Keagan has been doin ok with them all month, but today, he choked on one...I tried getting it out, but it was too far back and he puked everywhere...i was so scared! He's 8months and has 3 teeth on top and 2 on bottom and hasn't had a problem till today, idk if im gonna give them for a while...

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My dr told me that it's instant reaction for some children to "gag" when they have something put into there mouth that has a texture they are not used to. Or it could also be that he doesn't like the flavor. My daughter is the same way. If she doesn't like the way something tastes she will stick her tongue out, gag and her eyes will even water. It's instant reflex. Try waiting a bit and give him another flavor cuz those little thingies come in tons of flavors from blueberry, to cherry, to corn and cheese...and keep trying..It can take children up to 20 tries to like something so if he doesn't like it now, he may later. Don't be afraid to give it to him, he's not choking, just reacting..but i was concerned the 1st time too. My daughter especially didn't like the rice cereal. I had to give it away and use the multi grain cereal...She still isn't to fond of fruit (in the jars i mean) which i think is odd cuz i ate fruit constantly when i was pregnant, but if you give a small piece of fruit, she's all over it. It must just taste weird or something. Just remember if you do give them any finger foods, think pea size..it's easier for them to pick up, chew and digest. Oh and btw..my daughter picks up everything and puts it in her mouth too, but won't put food in her own mouth, or hold her own bottle. She's just lazy. She can do it, but won't. The doctor said that's perfectly normal at that age too...My little one is 8 months..He said the" pinch and grab" skills don't really develop till about 10 months to a year...the larger items are easier to hold onto. Hope this puts your mind at ease...Good luck

Ashley - posted on 03/10/2010

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Yes, I give my daughter Mum Mum's as well. They are little football, oblong rice cakes. My daughter is 7 1/2 months old and I have been giving them to her for well over a month and she really enjoys them. I would try those out for your baby. I also tried the puffs and my daughter was gagging as well. So, when I give her those now, i split them in half and stand right there with her while she is "'chewing" it. Good luck!

Amber - posted on 03/10/2010

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My son eats at least 1 container of those every 2 days... at first he choked on them for a little bit but since i started getting the different flavors of the puffs he eats them... try feeding them to him at first and show him how to pick them up...

Whitney - posted on 03/10/2010

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We love Mum-Mums!!! We also like the wagon wheels. They are a bit bigger and my son doesn't seem to be able to bite off as big of pieces. Keep trying, he'll get it!! Good Luck!!

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The 1st time we tried the Happy Baby organic puffs, our baby choked a bit. We waited 2 weeks before trying again. Even now, I only let him have 1 at a time in his mouth. Be patient, and try it again!

Rebekah - posted on 03/09/2010

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If your handing them to him he will try to suck on it, my daughter did this, she's better with them if i put one on her tray at a time so she can put them in her own mouth. She usually likes the yogurt graduate melts better though and they melt faster them the puffs, i tried them myself lol.

Lisa - posted on 03/09/2010

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They do take some getting used to. My munchkin wasn't sure what to do with them when we started them, we just let her play with them. Now she picks them up by the handful and tries to shove them all in her mouth at once. I'm with Frenika on the mum-mums, those are the best! Much less messy then biter biscuits and they taste good, my husband always steals a piece! They can be hard to find, I always get them at walmart. Also try the store brand of the rice puffs they are a little smaller than the name brand ones, harder to pick up but harder to choke on too!

Aleks - posted on 03/09/2010

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I give those to my son and he loves them. I think all kids choke on it the 1st time because they dont know that it doesn't just fall down the throat like mushy food. Try it again and he'll probably like them. My son has tried the banana and peach and they're ok, but the cheese ones are the yummiest for him! Make sure you still supervise him though - just in case. :-)

Frenika - posted on 03/09/2010

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Yeah, my son gagged when I first gave it to him, but my son also doesn't shallow things that he doesn't like [he gagged on water.. :)]. If he doesn't like it, he just lets it sit on his tongue but it always goes to his throat due to his saliva so when it hits his throat he gags a lil. But after a while, he finally started to like the puffs. He even put one in his mouth by himself once.



I also give him these things called mum-mums, its like a rice cake. He uses his 2 bottom teeth to break it and then it dissolves in his mouth. I just have to watch him cause sometimes he breaks off too big of a piece and I am scared that he might choke on it..

Valerie - posted on 03/09/2010

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My daughter is 7 Months old and I've given her cheetos. One or tow is fun, they taste good & soak up lots of that baby saliva.

Vicki - posted on 03/09/2010

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There sure is some weird sounding food out there! I've never heard of them. My boy likes bananas sometimes but they are slippery for him to pick up.

Jessica - posted on 03/08/2010

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my daughter gagged the first time she tried them and i had to feed them to her at first and now she is doing great with them she even picks them up

Halie - posted on 03/08/2010

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I didn't have that problem iwth that but I have with differnt kinds of foods. He just might not be ready for them just yet. I have learned with my two boys that if they do not like something at first just keep trying and it some times took five or more tries before they ended up like it. Hope this helps. Good Luck

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