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Babies aren't allowed citrus until 1 yr.

If babies aren't allowed citrus fruits until they are a year , then why do most commercially jarred baby foods contain citruis acid as a natural preservative?? what's the difference

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:37 PM on Oct. 16, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I found a baby food with tomatoes and corn in it. Gerber Farmers Harvest I think it was called. Why in the world would you give a BABY tomatoes (so acidic) and corn (not digestible even by adults)!!!??? I'm not sure about your specific question though it is a good one...

    Answer by Nesa_Z at 5:43 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • its not really recommended because of the acidic in it, but its not BAD for them. just like any other food you should watch for allergic reactions but its not BANNED.


    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 5:50 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • The citric acid is added to prevent the food from turning brown - like apples, pears, etc. If they are exposed to the air (once peeled) for any amount of time, they will turn brown. The citric acid prevents this.

    Answer by Gaia_Rain at 6:14 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • i never heard no citrus for babies under a year

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:52 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Huge difference between citric acid and citrus fruits. I have a kid who can eat anything with citric acid with no problem, but has a major reaction to citrus fruits.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:53 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • My daughter is 9 months and gets acidic foods. (tomatoes, fruit, etc.) Depending on how much she has it will sometimes give her a little rash but most of the time it doesnt even phase her. But with anything just watch how your LO responds... no rashes (within reason), no major reactions.

    Answer by Newmom11309 at 10:39 PM on Oct. 17, 2009

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