Safe Feeding @ Burstead Bears

We Introduce food from around 6 months- following the parents lead.
We always sit with the children when they are eating.
We use a highchair or ensure the children are sat upright & alert at the table.
We encourage the children to chew properly & not to rush when eating.

Gagging vs Choking


Gagging is a perfectly normal reflex and can be common when weaning. Gagging is loud and may cause your child to go red in the face, or even be sick.


Choking is silent. Your child may turn blue if they are choking. If your child has black or brown skin you may notice that their gums, inside their lips & fingernails turn blue.


All staff at Burstead Bears attend a paediatric first aid course every 3 years. We also refresh our knowledge yearly through online training.

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