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What are safe foods for a 9 month old?

I'm worried about food allergies. Some people say give her wheat bread others say no wheat. Some people tell me to feel her strawberries others say don't. I don't know what to give her!
Thanks Lisa

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Asked by mamamia855 at 7:39 AM on Jun. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Here are some 100% safe things you can give her if she likes finger food (my daughter just turned 9 months and cannot stand pureed baby food, store-bought or home made!): avocado (ripe and cut into small chunks), banana, grapes (peeled and quartered), ripe pear, mango, papaya, watermelon, cooked carrots, cooked sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries, well-steamed broccoli cut in small bits, cheerios, rice cakes (unsalted), rice chex, tofu, plain yogurt, well-cooked egg yolk (I made an omelette -- no egg whites, though), cheese (limited amounts), black beans, pinto beans, or peas (cut in half). We do wheat bread, too, because we have no history of allergies in the family and she swiped some of her sister's once and had no reaction). We also do some freeze dried fruits (apples, mango -- we break them into smaller pieces). She eats regular cooked brown rice, very small bites of chicken, and small bites of turkey lunchmeat.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 9:22 AM on Jun. 7, 2009

  • I have also done wheat bread. Things to avoid with high allergy risk are strawberries. Blueberries are ok. Things that are really acidic like oranges tomato sauce could give rashes. Avoid eggs the whole egg til a year old peanut butter milk products except for a little yogurt honey and nuts. I agree with PP on what she can eat. However I have read that the yolk should be avoided too and my pedi told me also last week. Good luck =)

    Answer by calliesmommie at 10:35 AM on Jun. 7, 2009

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