When your baby starts to eat finger foods, be sure to follow these safety guidelines:
Be there. Always stay close by when your baby is eating. Some foods still may cause difficulty and could pose a choking hazard. It’s a good idea to learn how to intervene appropriately if your baby chokes; ask your doctor to demonstrate what to do. Or sign up for a first-aid class at your local hospital.
Make sure your baby doesn’t bite off more than she can chew. Cut her food into small pieces rather than giving her a large piece.
No dining in cars. Avoid giving your baby finger food in the car.
Size counts. Avoid feeding foods that could be swallowed whole.