I've not noticed this with meat but it has happened with cheese, banana and bread.
My lo does eventually spit it up or swallow after lots of gagging so I just toast all bread, grate the cheese and slice banana thinner.
How do you cut the meat?
Thanks for replying it varies meal to meal how the meat is cut but chicken is usually strips (goujon type thing) and he got stuck with some pancetta cubes too - though tbh I should have anticipated that one as theyre chewy little buggers.
He also seems to do the same thing with other foods like potato and today, fish. Gonna encourage the water drinking I think... Trouble is he gets really worked up about having it in his mouth so it seems the best thing is to help him get it out
Today LO was gagging but shoving more handfuls of food in at the same time! Shows how relaxed we've become that we just chuckled at him doing this
Btw - banana, how does your LO eat this? We've tried every way possible but LO either squashes it to death before it gets to his mouth, or it's just too slippery. The only way I've found vaguely successful is to give him a bit of mine in the same way as I eat it (and keep his hands out the way!)
We struggled with banana to begin with but persevered and shes now able to eat all the banana with no trouble at all. I just completely peel the banana and give her half of it. She grabs it with both hands and doesn't let go till she has a just tiny bit left that she can't get to. She seems to have learned how to get a pretty good grip with it somehow but it was just a case of letting her practice with it over and over again.
Yesterday after I got home from work, i went to hug LO and noticed something strange covering her tongue. It turned out to be wafer thin ham (which OH had fed her in a toastie half hour before) it must have been stuck to the roof of her mouth unnoticed until she opened her mouth wide to give me a big slobbery kiss. Bit of a choking concern really, so I've had to give him a bit of a telling off about not checking her mouth before letting her play. She wasn't very pleased about me removing either
I peel and half the banana and give it to Soph. She then tries to squash as much as possible in her mouth, squeezes the rest in her hands, wipes it through her hair and over her chair and then eats some more. .
She used to struggle a bit when younger, so I'd give her small 'sticks'. I cut the banana in half, press with a finger on the top and bottom of the half and the banana splits in 3. This was easier to hold for her. I'd sometimes help her with the last small bits too .
We started giving LO fruit and veg sticks a week before 6mths, then went for it with meals of whatever we were eating at 6mths - it took a good couple weeks before he showed much interest though, including one week of no solids when he was teething badly.
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