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Can a 6 month old have refried beans?

We're going to a Mexican restaurant tonight with friends and my 6 m/o always wants to eat when we eat. I always try to think of something she can have so I can give her *tastes* so she won't feel left out. Would *tastes* of refried beans be okay or should I pass? I obviously wouldn't give her spoonful after spoonful, just enough to make her feel included.

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:58 PM on Mar. 21, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • We always gave ours stuff like that..not alot in case of a bellyache,ours loved the mashed potatos an gravy from KFC,lol

    Answer by shawndrea at 2:04 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • I would avoid it for now, but you could bring some babyfood for her

    Answer by jhj4ever at 2:04 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • yes beans r ok mashed, 1 thing i never knew was lettuce. thet can't digest it.

    Answer by justtrned30 at 2:14 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • Not trying to be crude, but, it could make her gassy(as if they don't have enough of that already). She can taste just a very little bit and it won't hurt. See if there is something else that she could try and feel included.

    Answer by Kat122 at 2:15 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • How good is the restaurant? Does it use fresh ingredients or did their beans come out of a container and are filled with preservatives? There is really no reason to feed your child garbage just so they can feel included.

    Answer by ElderGothMom at 5:32 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • I agree with ElderGothMom, refried beans aren't healthy for any of us, why give it to a 6 month old with a barely developed digestive system?

    Answer by KnoxvilleDoula at 5:42 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

  • I dont think she'd feel left out at 6mo old!

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:44 PM on Mar. 21, 2009

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