In this first episode of Season 2 of The My Little Eater Podcast, I have the pleasure of speaking with Holly Choi, co-owner of Safe Beginnings. She’s passionate about keeping your children safe, and we speak about everything involving safety while feeding. We’re discussing choking hazards, high chair safety, and how to best be prepared for a choking incident.
I have yet to meet a parent that isn’t at least a little nervous about introducing solid foods to their baby, because of their fear of them choking. It’s completely normal to feel that way, and, as Holly discusses in the episode, it helps so much to know you’re prepared for the worst case scenario. The maneuvers used to save your child when they’re choking are extremely effective, so knowing them is crucial.
Disclaimer: This topic may cause you to feel emotional, thinking about those worst case scenarios is not fun for anyone. However, please do not miss this episode because of that. It is so important to feel confident and prepared when feeding your baby, and the information that Holly shares in this episode, will help with that.
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If you’d like more information on the courses that Safe Beginnings offers, take a look here. You can also follow them on Instagram, @safebeginnings, Holly is always sharing invaluable safety tips – so check them out! (Please note that this is an affiliate link, but I only recommend products I support, and it comes at no extra cost to you 🙂 )(https://safebeginnings.thinkific.com/courses/infant-child-cpr-choking-and-injury-prevention?ref=db040c)
If you’d like some clarification on the difference between a choke and a gag, enroll in my Baby Led Feeding online course! I go over all of the signs for you, so you can feel confident in knowing when your child is gagging (which is completely fine!) vs. when they’re choking (you need to intervene ASAP). Sign up today! (https://courses.mylittleeater.com/babyledfeeding)
If you’re still feeling nervous about gagging – I get it, it looks really scary, and it can feel like you need to intervene, which you don’t. Download my free resource that outlines ways to overcome this fear, and be ready to continue on your journey with introducing solids. (https://courses.mylittleeater.com/overcomegagging)
Co-Owner/Instructor at Safe Beginnings First Aid (@safebeginnings)
Holly Choi is a leader in childhood injury prevention education. Holly is a nationally-certified first aid instructor with the Canadian Red Cross, and a Child Passenger Safety Technician-Instructor with the Child Passenger Safety Association of Canada (CPSAC). Additionally, Holly is a member of the International Association for Child Safety (IAFCS) and Prevent Child Injury. Holly is a dedicated mom to two daughters, ages 2 and 5.
Welcome Holly! (2:13)
Safety while feeding (4:40)
High chair safety (11:53)
Safety while solo-parenting (15:47)
Top tips for confidence in feeding (23:04)
Resources from Safe Beginnings (26:43)