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Old 11-22-2012, 06:05 PM   #36
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Re: Afraid of BLW

Also if the baby is sitting completely upright and is left to put food in it's mouth by itself at it's own pace choking is very very unlikely. You also never leave any baby unattended while it is eating and every parent should know basic first aid.
Gagging is completely normal and for most children is a very important developmental stage. It tells them how much food they can put into their mouth and where exactly to put it, it's just like learning to walk where babies will fall down many times before they figure out where to put their feet to make those first steps.
You need to read Baby led Weaning by Gil Rapely she talks about all these issues.
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