Graduating from Purees
Kenzo is nearly 10 months old now, I know right, time friggin' flies!! But that is beside the point. He's still exclusively breastfeeding, and eating 3 "meals" a day. Meals is in quotes because they consist of about 2 ounces of pureed fruit, veggies, and meat (we only started meat last week!). He's happy with this, as am I. Who needs all the choking hazards of real food what with it's chunks and chewiness. No thanks! But... I know he is growing up and needs to develop proper eating habits and abilities, or that's what I hear anyway.
When we are out and about with our baby friends, they're all snacking away on their Cheerios and Puffs, so I figured it was about time Kenzo had a go. Here he is examining the goods:
I had to make sure these things are water soluble as they claim to be and so I popped one in my mouth. If did dissolve, not super fast but fast enough to satisfy my choking anxiety. So I popped a puff up on his high chair tray for him, expecting him to pop that thing into his mouth with super speed. Much to my surprise, this is what happened:
Apparently, he needed some help figuring out what to do with that jumping puff. Mom to the rescue, well, more like MOM FAIL FAIL FAIL!!!! Poor guy!!!!
So, yeah, I'm a bit traumatized. I know gagging is a natural reflex to protect babies and of course they'll gag on solids the first (many??) times they try them. But still, it was scary!! He is still not drinking from a sippy cup so it's not like I can be like "Oh here drink this it'll help you get it down". So if he's really choking, my only defense is flipping him upside down and whacking him on the back. A few of my mommy friends have dealt with choking babies recently and that is some scary sh!t man. EEEEEEEeeeeeeeeek. I think Kenzo will be on purees until college...
10/19/2013 02:33:14 am
Cute heather! Branden lived on those puffs when he was little, and now they come in so many different flavors! You will get over the "Mommy Anxiety" promise!!
10/20/2013 02:24:41 pm
Totally normal! don't worry, but I know that's easier said than done. As moms we'll be worrying for the rest of our lives. Trust me, it never gets easier.
10/22/2013 06:04:21 am
Hi Heather! Poor Kenzo... But yes, gagging happens all the time! My daughter is eating solid (like real solid, fruits just cut into small pieces, non cut peas, chopped meat, etc) but she still gags sometimes (even with tofu or yogurt).
10/22/2013 06:07:27 am
Ugh.. My stupid phone! The middle sentence is "gradually changes the textuee of food". Sorry!
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