Baby-led Weaning: For Those Loving Parents Worried about Choking with Their Baby

I just mentioned in the post with my latest and greatest (ha!) fine motor activity for toddlers, that things have been busy. Never the less, we are LOVING baby-led weaning the second time around. There’s more posts brewing (scheduled for who knows when) but in the meantime…

Here’s the real deal on choking and baby-led weaning.

He can grasp it. (Baby boy has long, nimble fingers….says my “always in the way” hair…)

 

The pea is safely tucked away inside the fist. He opens his fist, and “Oh! Where’d it go?” NO CHOKING….See?

 

Aargh….I want these peas…..

Babies have a gag reflex that start, at birth, way at the front of the mouth. As they grow and develop, the gag reflex moves to the back of the mouth. At the same time as their fine motor skills develop to be able to pick up a pea, their mouths and throats are developing to be able to eat the pea. By the time baby boy can get the pea inside his mouth, he will be less likely to choke.

I have a video of baby boy gagging that would perhaps make some parents question if baby is ok. However, I know my baby and knew he was fine. I will be sharing that soon….

[NOTE: You and your child are unique. Your own experience will be different. This is my experience. Feel free to share yours or seek community on this blog or the Facebook page.]

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