When Emily was little and started chewing gum she would chew it with her head down so that she didn't swallow it.
When Mary was little and started chewing gum she would chew on piece three or four times and then spit it out so that she didn't swallow it.
Today Connor had gum for the very first time. I gave him half a piece. I sat with him and reminded him to chew the gum but not swallow it.
He chewed. And chewed. And chewed. He sounded like a cow chewing cud but he was grinning from ear to ear. Then he made his 'shy' face.
Then he swallowed his gum.
Well, can't win 'em all. We'll try again in a few months.