Re: Terrified of gagging/choking ... both
My LO gags on things too. It makes me hold my breath, but he always spits it up and is fine. He is 7.5 months. I have been giving him pureed foods and most of the time he is fine. There are a few he just doesn't like and tends to gag on (avacado, beans, peas). Today his oatmeal was thicker than usual and he gagged on that. I also tried cutting things up really small and letting him self feed. He gagged on the little tiny peices, so I'm holding off on that for now. I believe what others have said, you just have to watch your child and progress based on their readiness.
Melissa, mom to my very busy 4-year-old little man and super busy 2-year-old princess.