Feeding

Gagging, Coughing & Choking: Everything you need to know

Gagging, Coughing & Choking: Everything you need to know

Introducing solid foods to your baby is an exciting time. However, for some of the parents I work with it can also be worrying for fear of gagging and choking. Below is some useful information to help you feel more confident when weaning your baby to solid foods.

Gagging is a normal protective reflex that is highly sensitive when weaning starts. This is because its designed to stop your baby from choking

Tips for responsive spoon feeding

Tips for responsive spoon feeding

Feed Eat Speak & allaboutbabies have teamed up to bring you our top tips for responsive spoon feeding.

We are aware that Baby-Led Weaning isn’t for every parent or every baby so here are our top tips for spoon feeding parents.

1.     Wait till your baby opens their mouth. This may sound a bit obvious but sometimes babies take a bit of time to get going with weaning and many parents panic that their baby needs to eat. Actually, the main source of nutrition for the first year of life

Dummies Do’s and Don’ts

Dummies Do’s and Don’ts

As a speech therapist I get asked a lot about what my views are on using dummies (also known as pacifiers and soothers). Before I had my own children I’d have said not to use them due to the impact they may have on speech and language development, however my views have changed as I have learned more about infant behaviour in my feeding work and also since becoming a mother.