This article is from the Solid Food for Infants FAQ, by David M. Poduska email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
>One friend suggested *peeled* grapes and bits of melon cut very small,
>because they're slippery and easily swallowed. Is this okay?
BAD IDEA! Sure, they're slippery and easily swallowed but they
are just as likely to go down the wrong pipe that much easier.
>Another said that miniature water bagels make good teething implements,
>and the bits that the baby can gum off the surface can be easily
>swallowed. How about it?
This seems like it might work, because the baby would presumably
ingest stuff that is fairly gloppy due to the "gumming" action.
>When is it appropriate to add strained meats to Malcolm's diet? He's
>fine with fruits and orange vegetables.
Feed him whatever he wants. If he likes meat now, fine. If not,
don't force it.
>Malcolm nurses and is teaching himself to drink juice from a cup;
>he seems to have bypassed the bottle stage. Should a drink of juice or
>water accompany any solids?
We have tried to avoid juice due to high sugar and potential
for tooth decay. Our 2.5 year old has no interest in drinking
juice. He likes milk & caffeine free diet coke. Probably should
have liquid on his tray, but I can't see making a drink of fluid
*mandatory* after every bite. Let him decide how he wants to do