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can my 5 mo old have grapes

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Asked by raylee420 at 3:18 PM on Oct. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • only if you put them in the food chopper, grapes are so easy to choke on even when cut up small, puree them and you should be fine!

    Answer by kimigogo at 3:23 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Yes, as long as they're peeled and mashed well. Don't give them whole grapes until 4 years old; cut them up in quarters when they're ready for table foods, and halves through the toddler years, to avoid the choking hazard. But there's no increased allergen risk that I know of, so just treat it like any other food you'd give a baby that age (i.e., basically pureed/mashed as well as possible with no chunks, which should be easy once you peel it).

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:23 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Ummm grapes are a choking hazard. Usually at that age babies are eating cereal, and maybe steage 1 fruit or veggies. You should check with your pediatrician BEFORE feeding your child new foods.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • I'd say no. Can your 5 mo old actually CHEW food? (You know, the current recommendation is that babies not be given ANY solids - nothing but breastmilk or formula - until they are 6 months.) I did not give my son grapes until he was nearly 1, and even then had to cut them up into quarters because they are a choking hazard for little ones.

    Answer by ratviolin at 3:23 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • Grapes can really hurt a babies stomach.. I wouldn't give it to a 5 month old.

    Answer by KalebsMommee at 3:26 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

  • I've never heard that grapes are hard on the tummy. . . . . . I used pureed grapes (skins and all) in the babyfood I made for both my kids, and once they started eating finger foods I cut them up into pea-sized pieces. At 5 months, though, I would consider sticking with breastmilk/formula and maybe some cereal?

    Answer by TiffanyMarie80 at 4:57 PM on Oct. 18, 2009

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