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Feeding an almost 10 month old a hotdog

a friend I know gave her son one for the first time yesterday he is almost 10 months old she did cut them up down the middle then across, but it is a choking hazerd I told her this my child was almost 2 when she got one the first time and even though I cut it just like she did my dd started choking (she did get it up but still she started choking) all she said was he will be ok


Asked by Anonymous at 8:25 AM on Oct. 2, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (10)
  • okay...
    I guess if he chokes-she'll realize it wasn't the best idea

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 8:27 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Nutritionally they aren't great but if she cut it up and he's used to solid foods, it's fine. Mine were eating all table foods well before then and could have eaten a cut up hot dog easily at that age

    Answer by missanc at 8:28 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • I would never give my baby hot dogs (because they are disgusting). However, my daughter was completely eating solids by 9 months. Every child is different. My son didn't eat solids until almost 13 months, you can't compare her baby to yours. Did the baby choke?

    Answer by AF4life at 8:42 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Google baby led solids and you'll learn your baby can eat all kinds of things besides purees. In fact, if baby can only eat purees then he shouldn't be on solids yet.

    But hot dog... well, not something I'd choose!

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:39 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • We did that with ours. Cut up into really small pieces, then only gave a few pieces at a time. While hot dogs aren't very nutritional, I don't see the problem here.

    As a side note, my daughter didn't cut her first TOOTH (yes, only one) until she was 11 months old. To go by your logic, she should have never had any real food until she had all her teeth, which would have put her closer to two before she got to eat real food. Yeah, that didn't happen. She was a master at gumming things to death, and she had some sharp little gums too.

    Answer by Rosehawk at 11:19 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • That is just way too young to be eating that!! They don't even have all their teeth at that age!

    Answer by Lobelia at 8:28 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • I call this mystery meat...would never give it to a baby of mine for sure.....

    Answer by older at 8:31 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • she also said he eats a lot of things most 9-10 month olds dont eat

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 8:34 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • Thanks for sharing.

    Answer by feralxat at 8:39 AM on Oct. 2, 2013

  • I wouldn't choose hot dogs because they are gross, but as long as the bites are small it isn't an issue.

    Answer by kmath at 10:56 AM on Oct. 2, 2013