Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Goose | 2011-02-16



Good day doc, my twin boys are now 10 months old and doing well. The weigh just over 10kg each. They eat 3 meals a day and drink about 800ml of NAN 2 each day. My question is, when can I start giving them finger foods and what would be best to start with? They both have there first 4 teath. I have given them toasted bread fingers and some grated cheese but they still seem to take very large bites and tend to gagg easily. What would you suggest. Thanks for your advise.

Expert's Reply



Your babies are now old enough to start on finger foods. You are correct the main thing to be careful about is any food that may cause choking or may be difficult to swallow. Cut the food into small finger-shaped pieces. Cheese and toast are good choices.Bananas are good too and are the correct shape for babies and toddlers to eat easily.

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