Every now and then as a Mother you come across a problem that no one else seems to have.
My problem is to do with feeding, and I’m hoping that I’m not alone out there with this problem. So ‘fess up Mums, and give me all the advice you have.
My child projectile vomits when he chokes.
Now I know what you think. Really this is a good thing. It dislodges the item he’s choking on and removes him from danger. And yes I agree. However, when I say he projectile vomits he literally vomits his entire stomach contents plus more.
This only happens when I give him finger foods (rusks or bread. Organix crisps seem to be fine for now, but then again so were the other items until recently).
It’s now at the point where I don’t like giving him finger foods when I’m out as it’s not the most sociable attribute a baby can have, and I’m also hesitant to give him finger foods while at home as we have yet to set up a proper space for him to eat. Plus flooring would be a lot easier than carpeting with this problem!
But I also realise that I have to give him finger food to learn how to eat, and when I am out giving him something to eat by himself while he’s sat in a high chair means I have time to myself and can usually eat a meal in peace. Also he really likes having food he can pick up and bring to his mouth himself. It’s all part of the learning process, and he’s so proud of himself. Being sick doesn’t phase him at all. He barely notices it.
So my problem is this. What do I do? Do I just keep going offering him finger foods and look apologetically at staff if I’m in a cafe or a restaurant? Do I just give them to him at home and risk the furniture and carpeting? (Because it does go really far). Or do I hold off for a while until perhaps he’s more prepared? (If that exists). He does eat home-made food that I puree or jarred food which has lumps in it quite happily with no issue. Maybe I’m not feeding him suitable finger foods to learn with?
Either way I need your help Mummies!