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Can babies eat citrus?

I have a 7 month old. Is it safe to feed him oranges?

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CaptivatedByGod

Asked by CaptivatedByGod at 2:34 PM on Jul. 10, 2012 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i would not yet.
    annanonnymommy

    Answer by annanonnymommy at 2:46 PM on Jul. 10, 2012

  • Not yet. When he's on stage 3 foods, small servings of canned mandarin oranges are probably OK but acidic foods are tough on little ones' stomachs. Strawberries are also very acidic, BTW. I have some not-so-fond memories about those and a 1-yo.
    SWasson

    Answer by SWasson at 2:48 PM on Jul. 10, 2012

  • Mine did. The AAP used to say hold off on citrus due to possible allergies, but have since said it's okay to introduce them earlier. They are a great source of vitamin C! I would cut them into bite size pieces though.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 3:13 PM on Jul. 10, 2012

  • Not something I've given a child that young. But if you want to see, give just a little bit to see how baby would react.
    hopeandglory53

    Answer by hopeandglory53 at 3:44 PM on Jul. 10, 2012

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