Ummm...I think I might be doing something wrong. I did research on BLS before beginning with my DS, including personal experience with my ODS (except with him we didn't begin until 9 mos). We sat down for breakfast this morning, and both boys were given pear slices. My YDS was really excited and picked up the pear enthusiastically. He got it into his mouth and managed to bite off a piece. This was when I got really nervous. I freaked out (in my head--didn't want to scare him and let him know I was nervous) that he was going to choke. He didn't; he successfully swallowed the chunk, but I can't shake the feeling that I missed something.
Is it normal to be this nervous about choking? Am I being overly anxious, or do I need to change my methods a little bit? From what I read, Mom provides a "finger-shaped" piece of food for LO to experiment with, right?