Continuing with Baby and Child Safety Tips in the Home…
While your baby is eating:
- Unless your doctor suggests the opposite, feed your baby with only breast milk or equal value baby formula, until your baby is 6 months old. Because babies start sitting straight up at 6 months, (s)he could get choked when fed while lying down.
- While feeding your baby, make sure baby is in the upright position. (75 degrees) Don’t leave your baby unattended. You should have your baby secured with safety belt in the feeding seat.
- Do not feed your baby thicker formula or pureed food with enlarged bottle nipple tip. Because the baby is used to thinner liquids, he or she might not be able to deal with thicker foods and get choked.
- Do not feed the baby with foods such as grapes, raisins, nuts, popcorn, carrot pieces which could be hard to mash or chew with gums and get stuck in baby’s little throat. Feed the baby with soft foods cubed small enough for your baby to process and swallow comfortably under your supervision. Do not leave these types of food in places where your baby can reach.